The first rule of money-based lawsuits is make sure the entity you are going after has a lot of it. In that regard, Mike Miller's case is airtight. The rest of it? Well, we're no lawyer, but ...
Mike Miller, a popular and contributing piece of two Heat championship teams before the team released him in July, is strongly considering filing a lawsuit against the team because he believes the franchise bears some responsibility for him being swindled by a con man, his attorney tells us.
Miller, who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, lost $1.7 million in a scam allegedly orchestrated by Haider Zafar, a South Beach bling king who presented himself as a member of a wealthy Pakistani family.
According to Miller's complaint that has been drawn up but not yet filed, a Heat employee introduced Miller to Zafar, and Zafar used $700,000 of the money he stole from Miller to pay for courtside Heat tickets.
The complaint essentially alleges that a Heat representative introduced Zafar (now imprisoned in Ohio) and Miller, and that Zafar used money he stole from Miller to pay for courtside seats at Heat games.
Miller, by the way, made nearly $75 million in his career -- per Basketball Reference -- including about $9 million in his season with the Wolves.