One thing that's always fun to look at is the celebrities who play blackjack. For example, Paris Hilton was seen winning $30,000 in blackjack games at the Wynn Casino earlier this year. More recently, there was a story on NBA player Mike Miller playing blackjack at a charity tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Apparently, the former Rookie of the Year has returned to his home state during the NBA offseason. And he agreed to attend the aforementioned charity blackjack tournament and help raise money for the Sanford Children's Hospital. Unfortunately, we don't know how Miller did in the charity blackjack tournament, but it's still interesting that he's taking time out of his offseason to play blackjack games.
As for Miller's life from a basketball standpoint, he was an integral part of the Miami Heat's 2012 NBA Championship team this year. The 32-year-old's contributions were especially noticeable during Game 5 of the NBA Finals, when he hit 7 three-pointers and scored 23 points to fuel a Heat win over the Oklahoma Thunder.
Aside from the Game 5 bustout, Mike Miller had a pretty difficult season since he dealt with nagging back injuries and averaged 6.1 PPG - the second lowest total of his career. Apparently, the Mitchell, South Dakota native has been doing a lot to overcome the back problems since he said, "I’m just going to rehab and get ready. I’m going to continue doing the things that I do and get ready for the season."
Until the next NBA season begins, it will be fun to see if Miller plays in any more blackjack tournaments. After all, blackjack is a great game, and it would give the champ an opportunity to rest up his ailing back.