Found April 27, 2012 on Beer Mug Sports:
All 17 people in attendance at the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets game on Thursday night gave Brad Miller a standing ovation as he checked out of his final NBA game in the 4th quarter. Miller was greated with pounds and bro hugs by his teammates and soon after that, Miller was reduced to tears on the Timberwolves bench. Miller will always be remembered for having Shaq miss punching him in the head when he was on the Chicago Bulls and for being a white dude that rocked corn rows!

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