Former Bama Star, No. 2 NBA Draft Pick Brandon Miller Sued For Wrongful Death

Tuscaloosa, AL / USA - December 29, 2019: Athletic Boulevard Entrance sign on the Campus of the University of Alabama


Former Alabama basketball star Brandon Miller, who was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, is being sued for wrongful death.

Miller was named in a lawsuit filed in federal court on Friday by the family of 23-year-old Jamea Harris, who was shot and killed on January 14, 2023, in Tuscaloosa near the University of Alabama, according to TMZ Sports.

The 20-year-old Miller brought the firearm belonging to teammate Darius Miles, who had left it in Miller’s car earlier in the night, to the scene before it was ultimately used in the fatal shooting. The gun was ultimately passed along to Miles’ friend Michael Davis who fired shots into the car in which Harris was a passenger.

Miller was never charged with a crime and his attorney said in February that Miller “never touched the gun, was not involved in its exchange to Mr. Davis in any way, and never knew that illegal activity involving the gun would occur.”

Miles and Davis, however, are facing capital murder charges for their roles in the death of Jamea Harris.

Harris’ family is seeking damages because Miller, Miles, and Davis “should have known that bringing a dangerous weapon to a dispute and discharging said weapon would likely result in harm to those around them.”

Miller is currently preparing for the start of the 2023-24 NBA season which tips off for the Hornets on Wednesday, October 25, when they host the Atlanta Hawks at the Spectrum Center. Miller’s rookie contract is worth $49 million over four years.

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