P.” Miller was among five players cut from the Denver Nuggets summer league,
just before the team’s second practice.
According to reports,
the mogul’s celebrity status made it awkward for assistant coach Scott
Brooks to break the bad news.
thanked me and was very respectful,” Brooks told the Denver Post. “I
was impressed. I heard some questionable stories from other teams. He worked
hard. But even he knew it and said he wasn’t in shape.”
The cut comes as
new assistant coach and former Los Angeles Laker star Michael Cooper joined
the team, after serving as head coach for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.
Miller was signed
with the American Basketball Association’s The Las Vegas Rattlers in addition
to the Nugget and the Hornets and a variety of semi-pro teams. The rapper said
that his tireless pursuit of playing pro-basketball was echoed in the name of
his company, No Limit.
No Limit to how we can overcome things,” Miller told AllHipHop.com in
April. “Like me playing basketball, or that it’s for publicity,
but I averaged 23 points a game in the ABA.”
Miller was on his
way to college to play for the University of Houston in his younger days, when
a knee injury sidelined him.
That is when Miller
launched his influential record label, No Limit.