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Grizzlies Miller Snubbed for Olympics, but Not by NBA

The U.S. Olympic Basketball team is set and just about ready for its' trip to China later this Summer.

The Grizzlies Mike Miller WON'T be with them.

After starring in a reserve role as a spot up shooter for Team USA in last year's qualifying tournament at Las Vegas, Miller was left OFF the 12-man roster for the Games.

He is selected as an alternate, but won't go unless somebody gets hurt.

In an unprecedented move, U.S. Olympic Basketball picked the players by committee, instead of working them out and making a cut.

The squad includes 9 players from the Vegas Tournament, plus All-Stars Dwyane Wade, who was injured last year, and Chris Paul, who finished runnerup to Kobe Bryant for NBA MVP.

While Miller may be off the Latest Dream team...he's efforts OFF the court are helping those in need...

And the NBA is taking notice.

Miller is honored with the NBA's Community Assist Award for May..

It's in recognition of his philanthropic and Charitable Work in the Memphis area.

Miller and his wife Jennifer recently donated $200-thousand Dollars to the Grizzlies House at St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital..

That's the Largest individual commitment ever made by a Grizzlies player to St. Jude.

The Grizzlies House offers short-term housing on the St. Jude Campus for Families with children undergoing outpatient treatment.

The Mike Miller Foundation also has donated more than $1.5 Million dollars to the Make A Wish Foundation, a Childrens' Hospital in his home state of South Dakota, and the Houston High School Athletic program.

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