Darius Miles Almost Died On Alonzo Mourning’s Jet Ski As A Rookie

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Darius Miles Almost Died On Alonzo Mourning’s Jet Ski As A Rookie


Darius Miles has seen his name pop up in breaking news quite frequently in these past couple of days due to being one of the 18 former NBA players who were arrested for defrauding the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan.

Since today is his birthday, we’re throwing things back to his essay in the The Players’ Tribune where he shared the story of how he almost died on a jet ski at Alonzo Mourning’s Summer Groove camp with teammate Quentin Richardson.


“Now, what you gotta know is ― there were all these boats docked in the marina. But one of them was real low in the water, like a speedboat or something. You could barely see it. So there was this little red flag sticking up out of the water. Before we went out, I remember Zo saying something about this little red flag. “Watch out for that little red flag,” and such and such.”

“Bro, the last thing I saw was that little red flag.

I hit the edge of that boat with the Jet Ski and I flipped ― I’m talking flipped that bitch. And now I’m upside down, flying through the air. And I can just see the newspapers flashing in my mind, like, NBA ROOKIE DIES IN DAMN JET SKI ACCIDENT IN SOUTH BEACH.

So I pop my head up out the water, and I’m treading, but I’m feeling this seaweed touching my foot. This creepy-ass seaweed. I’m not having that. I’m yelling at Q, like, ‘Bruh! Come get me! Yo, come get me!’”


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