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"That's when I knew I was trippin'" - How Andre Miller lost $300,000 cash in two hours

Andre Miller joins the long list of NBA players who have lost an exorbitant amount of cash.
How Andre Miller lost $300,000 cash in two hours

Given this reputation, Miller got paid a huge sum. But like most NBA players, Miller got a bit careless with his money

Andre Miller is considered one of the most underrated guards in NBA history. He was a journeyman, not because teams did not want him. Instead, it's because Miller possessed leadership, maturity, and basketball skill — the things that any team is looking for in any player. Given this reputation, Miller got paid a huge sum. But like most NBA players, Miller got a bit careless with his money.

House party

Miller narrated a hilarious story after securing a big contract in the NBA. He withdrew a whopping $300,000 cash and shared it with his family and friends at a house party.

"I get a contract and real talk I probably went to the bank. I still remember this. I had a party in Sacramento, a house party. I got a new house. I invited family and friends. I actually went to the bank and got out $300,000," Miller said, per the Knuckleheads podcast.

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Miller's antics are nothing new. NBA players get a ton of money upon getting drafted or when they're a free agent. We've heard countless stories of NBA stars buying a house, their dream car, or going on a shopping spree. There's quite a handful of NBA players who have gone broke for such antics.

Two-hour slumber

Miller noted that he gave out the money in individual envelopes with names on them. He didn't give everyone equal amounts. Instead, Miller pointed out that some deserved a heftier amount than the others. After giving out the envelopes, he took a quick nap and was shocked by what he saw after his two-hour slumber.

"Boy, when I say family, my great-grandparents had 18-20 kids. When I tell you everybody showed up at the house. And I passed out all that bread, that's when I knew I was trippin'. I gave it all away."

"I came back [and saw] Caprice on 20s. You know all kinds of whips. Everybody got diamond earrings in their ear. And I only went to sleep for like two hours. I only took a nap for two hours. That money was gone," Miller said.

Miller added that some of them even bought grills that were too big for them that they couldn't even close their mouth. It's a hilarious story in hindsight. But it's easy to imagine Miler's horror upon discovering that the $300,000 of his hard-earned NBA money was gone in a jiffy. Nevertheless, we can safely say he was happy to share his blessings with his loved ones.

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