Darius Miles' bizarre labor dispute with the Portland Trailblazers is coming to a head.
Last night he scored 13 points in 13 garbage time minutes
as his new team, the Memphis Grizzlies, lost to the powerful Cleveland Cavaliers.
As previously noted
, if Miles steps on the court for one more second this season, Portland owes $18 million in luxury tax -- money they were probably hoping would go toward free agents in the off-season.
At the Seattle Weekly,
staffer Mike Seely (who profiled Miles and a young Tommie Liddell
back in 2004) writes that the Blazers' claim -- that they shouldn't have pay for Miles because his knee injury was "career ending" -- has effectively been rendered bullshit and their litigious threats are "pissing in the wind