In game 2 of the championship series between Ginebra and Talk and Text, Willie Miller missed two crucial free throws in the last 18 seconds of the game. Ginebra, however escaped with a victory as Alapag missed a three-point heave. The score ended at 108 - 106 for Ginebra.
I believe that Willie Miller is still the best player in the Ginebra line-up. But his constant misses at the free throw line somehow raise concern. Miller has long been suspected of making his team lose on purpose.. In fact, this is the reason why he has been traded several times in the past despite helping his teams win championships. It will not help Miller any if he continues to miss crucial free throws in the dying minutes of the game. It can't be said that he still has the jitters in taking those game-winning free throws. After all, Miller is a two-time MVP and has been playing for over a decade now. At this stage in his career, being a choker, whether by accident or choice, will not help Miller any.
But I continue to have faith in Willie Miller. He is the type of player who can come up with a good performance if he puts his mind to it. He has the ability to win games for his team. That is, if he wants and tries to.