Baby Jordan’s Finest Moment

Before Kobe and LeBron, there was Harold Miner. As a junior at USC Miner was named Sports Illustrated’s college basketball player of the year. A legend in southern California coming into the NBA, his incredible athleticism and vicious dunks led Miner to two NBA Slam Dunk Contest titles in 1993 and 1995. His skills never translated to actual NBA games though, as Miner struggled with defense and the the more cerebral aspects of the game. Drafted in 1992 and out of the league by 1996, Miner’s USC coach George Raveling said, “I always felt the worst thing to happen to Harold was the ‘Baby Jordan’ tag.” He’s completely disappeared from the public eye over the last decade and is now reportedly a real estate investor in Las Vegas. Here’s to Baby Jordan, wherever he may be…


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