There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Alabama Crimson Tide star basketball player Brandon Miller after it was revealed in court documents that he delivered a gun to ex-teammate Darius Miles that was allegedly used to kill 23-year-old Jamea Harris. Even despite the shocking news, Alabama and head coach Nate Oats have continually allowed Miller to play, and that led to quite a controversial situation on Saturday afternoon.
Heading into Alabama’s game against the Arkansas Razorbacks, not only was Brandon Miller in the team’s starting lineup once again but participated in an absolutely disgusting action during his player introductions.
Once Miller’s name was announced during the player introductions ahead of the game, he high-fived his teammates in a line as he approached the court. But when he got to the end of the line, one of his teammates gave him a mock pat-down, as if he were looking for a weapon.
Brandon Miller being introduced during the starting lineups pic.twitter.com/Fen0xT8V8L
— Ryan Hennessy (@RyanWVTM13) February 25, 2023
It was an absolutely shocking incident given the criticism he’s faced as a result of the recent revelations, and the sports world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.
An Alabama player frisked Brandon Miller, who drove a loaded hand gun to the murder scene of a young woman last month, when he was introduced before today’s game against Arkansas. pic.twitter.com/lESveGGdLu
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 25, 2023
Brandon Miller gets MASSIVE ovation from Alabama fans and then a teammate pats him as if he’s performing a security search.
Absolutely terrible look for Alabama. pic.twitter.com/BNMirpHISw
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) February 25, 2023
This is a terrible look for Alabama.
A child is without it’s mother. I’ve tried to stay quiet. This is just mocking at this point. pic.twitter.com/du73Oe70ht
— Jon (@JonSpor) February 25, 2023
This is honestly baffling: Brandon Miller gets a pat down by a walk-on in the introductions.
You've spent five days as the biggest and most controversial story in sports, and then this happens? There is no more benefit of the doubt.
I cannot believe this is real. https://t.co/sGwMOV6STs
— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) February 25, 2023
I mean… pic.twitter.com/2CCtBmTqqK
— BIG MAN ON CAMPUS (@JeffNadu) February 25, 2023
If you’re Brandon Miller you’ve gotta think about at least ditching the security pat down intro, no? pic.twitter.com/ChpSSnnwfR
— Patrick (@patrickkleary) February 25, 2023
It’s worth noting that Miller has participated in this same pregame introduction routine with his teammate all season, but given the recent controversy, it’s fair to suggest that they should have changed their introduction to avoid this tone-deaf situation.