Thursday , Oct , 02 , 2008 Oly Sandor

Boston Celtic fans meet the dysfunctional Darius Miles

Of course, Miles failed to keep quiet. Only the entire world knows his saga. Right now, NBA head office is likely reviewing his comments. They’ll talk to Ainge -the executive who gave him another chance- about this supposed warning. Then the David Stern ‘Mafia’ will decide whether to publicly address the situation …

Boston Celtic fans meet the dysfunctional Darius MilesNBA news mixed with analysis …

Their news  Darius Miles says he has no clue what made him fail a drug test that will cause him to serve a 10-game suspension if he makes it through training camp with the Boston Celtics.

Speaking at length Tuesday for the first time since his suspension was announced by the NBA over the summer, Miles said he never took diet pills — the over-the-counter medication in which the banned stimulant he tested positive for, phentarmine, is most commonly found — and had never taken any medication other than what was prescribed by Portland’s doctors and trainers.

"I wish I knew. I really do wish I knew, but [Celtics president] Danny Ainge told me ’leave it alone,’ so I left it alone," Miles said. (ESPN linked by HoopsVibe News Services)

Our quick Analysis: He admitted his sins in Portland. So, even though I was a lifelong Blazers fan, I forgave Darius Miles and vowed to give him a fair shake in Boston.

Nothing but an open mind from yours truly. My reasoning was simple: any teenager who spends significant time with the Clippers is bound to have issues.

Back then, Miles was like a child actor in Nikes. Except Staples Center and owner Donald Sterling were ruining him, not Sunset Boulevard and a sven gali agent.  

The former lottery pick is pushing my forgiveness. The world champion Celtics signed Miles even though he was injured for several seasons and suspended ten regular season games for using the banned diet drug phentarmine.

Recently, the forward denied using the supplement and told reporters he had no idea what he was suspended for. However, Miles did know Boston GM Danny Ainge told him not to push the issue and to stay silent. He mentioned as much to reporters, too.

Of course, Miles failed to keep quiet. Only the entire world knows his saga. Right now, NBA head office is likely reviewing his comments. They’ll talk to Ainge –the executive who gave him another chance- about this supposed warning. Then the David Stern ‘Mafia’ will decide whether to publicly address the situation.

My intent isn’t to pile on Miles. I’d like to see things work in Boston. But the talented swing must exercise better judgement on and off court. Or he’ll be out of chances and out of the NBA.

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