As the Heat have been pressing through the playoffs, Mike Miller has been dealing with another issue.
Miller’s newborn daughter Jaelyn remains in the intensive care unit of a South Florida hospital due to complications, she was born between games 2 and 3. Miller has yet to miss a game but his daughter’s health is always at the forefront of his mind.
“Obviously, I haven’t been away from her,” Miller said Wednesday afternoon after Miami went through a light workout. “I was there until 4 o’clock again this morning. That’ll be the hard part, when you’re away and having to make decisions while you’re away. That makes it difficult.”
Miller wore pink shoelaces to honor his new born. Pat Riley vowed to pay any sort of fine that may come from wearing them but so far, nothing has been mentioned. In game 4, he scored 12 points including two 3-pointers which gave the heat some depth from the bench.
Prayers out to Mike and his family.