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Reggie Miller
Reggie Miller
Position: None
Born: 08/24/65
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
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Warriors guard Stephen Curry is only one 3-pointer away from matching Reggie Miller’s record of 58 for the most from long distance in a single NBA postseason. Curry can break the record in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals at Houston on Saturday in his 13th playoff game this season. Miller, who set the record playing in 22 games in 2000 for Indiana, appeared happy to pass the torch. “As for my record, the great rock band Queen says it best, ‘Another One Bites The Dust,’ ” Miller wrote Friday on Instagram. “Mr Curry, the floor is yours!!”
The Knicks inbound and Sam Mitchell surprisingly fouls Starks, a 73-percent free throw shooter. Starks misses both, Ewing tapping the rebound to himself, missing and Miller getting the rebound. And then Mason surprisingly fouls Miller with 7.5 left. Reggie hits both, 107-105, Indiana and there you have it, eight points in nine seconds. The game, of course, is not wrapped up. Anthony drives the length of the floor, slips and falls, getting the ball to Ewing as time expires. “It was crazy,” said Miller. “Again, so many things had to happen for us to win. You assume John will go one for two at the line. I was shocked he missed both. Neither team had any time outs left, Mason taking the ball out, Greg slipping with me getting the ball and hitting the shot; Patrick getting that rebound and then taking the quick shot, that was surprising. ME getting the rebound. I wasn’t known for my rebounding.”
With the Nets set to play their season finale Wednesday against the Magic – a game they have to win in order to keep their playoff hopes alive – another Hall of Famer jumped on the Williams’ blame train. “I can’t argue with what Paul Pierce said. I have to agree with him,” Reggie Miller told WFAN. “I don’t really like to kill guys but you have to call a spade a spade. I think he’s right on. “The most important position in the game today is the point guard position,” he added. “And if you can’t get that out of your point guard – because that’s the coach on the floor. That’s the guy that has to get everyone rallying in the right position. So if your point guard is not demanding and is not accountable and is holding everyone else accountable, your team is going to struggle. That’s why Brooklyn has struggled because Deron Williams – not only has he not held himself accountable, he’s not holding anybody on the floor accountable as well.”
Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller both say that Andrew and Aaron Harrison should remain at Kentucky for their junior seasons instead of entering the NBA Draft. “I think they should stay,” Miller told SNY.tv at at the NCAA Tournament Media Day Tuesday in New York. “I think Aaron’s probably a little bit more ready than Andrew, but if they want to be a package deal and come out together, then they both should wait.”
It’s a given that he’s in shape. Allen’s training regimen is renowned. The question is whether he grew to enjoy time away from the game too much this season. Ainge is reminded of his 2007 attempt to talk Reggie Miller out of retirement. Ainge was typically thinking big. The idea was to pair probably the two greatest shooters in NBA history on the same team. “I tried to convince him,” Ainge said of Miller. “And he went about trying to see if that’s what he wanted to do. He went through a couple of weeks of really hard workouts. “He was very intrigued, very tempted,” Ainge said. “But he decided against it.”
During his weekly appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, Reggie Miller ended the Jordan vs. Kobe debate – in his own mind. When asked about Kobe Bryant passing Michael Jordan for third place on the all-time scoring list earlier this week, Miller said, “Michael Jordan on his worst day is 10 times better than Kobe Bryant on his best day. That’s not short-changing Kobe at at all, because he handed me my lunch pail, too, but I will take that Black Cat (Jordan) all day, any day over Kobe.”
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TNT’s Reggie Miller joined the show to talk about the big storylines in the League. Miller weighed in on high-profile players protesting – he said there could be a precedent issue if players protest about an issue in a way that’s not in line with what a lot of people think. Reggie also weighed in on the Warriors owner’s statement on former coach Mark Jackson. And he weighed in on how long Kobe Bryant will play.
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Pierce couldn’t help but notice the applause congratulating him for passing Reggie Miller for 16th place on the all-time scoring list. He acknowledged the fans — both Wizards and Celtics supporters — with a wave and urged them to make more noise. “It’s great. I heard the crowd ovation,” said Pierce, who achieved the feat against the team that drafted him in 1998. “I think it’s all great, but I really don’t think it’s going to sink in until I’m done playing. I still have a lot of basketball left to play.”
Reggie Miller was an announcer during last night’s Lakers-Rockets game, and he took issue with the article in ESPN the Magazine in which writer Henry Abbott quoted anonymous sources to bury Kobe Bryant. “I just feel it’s a coward’s approach to journalism,” Miller said. “I’m not saying everything in Henry Abbott’s article is wrong. It very well could be all right. But if there’s general managers, if there’s players, then put your name to it. Don’t be anonymous. Put your name to it so we can put a microphone in front of you. Why should Kobe Bryant have to answer all the questions about it later when everyone else is hiding behind the shield?”
BK: One Pistons fan famously has tattoos of you, one on either arm. If you had to get a tattoo of one NBA player, current or former, who would you choose and why? Charlie Villanueva: He actually has three tattoos of me! My favorite player of all-time is Reggie Miller. I love his game. I love everything about him — hard-working guy, just his swagger was just tremendous. That’s one of the reasons I always wear number 31 is because of Reggie Miller.
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Reggie Miller believes his former Pacers teammate Mark Jackson should at least get an audience with Knicks president Phil Jackson. “He certainly should get an interview going off his resume,’’ Miller said on a conference call to promote coverage of the Western Conference Finals on TNT, where he works as an analyst. “He certainly should get an interview. I’m not saying he should get the job if Phil wants someone whom he’s familiar with and understands triangle. Certainly Mark Jackson should get an interview. He’s born and bred in New York, knows the media landscape, was Rookie of the Year. He knows the city, the climate. That should warrant at least an interview.’’
Who was the toughest player for you to guard during your career? DA: There was a couple. When I played it was tough. I was a tough guard but think about it, you had these shooting guards: Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, Mitch Richmond, Latrell Sprewell, Allan Houston, Steve Smith, JR Rider… Just naming those guys, you knew you had a tough night every night and if you watched on TV you said ‘Man, this is a great game!’ Now you can’t name me five apart from Kobe [Bryant], [James] Harden and maybe Joe Johnson… It was fun back then. Mario Elie, Allen Iverson was a two-guard back then… There was a bunch of talent. Now? There’s nothing.
“I love it! It’s about time,” Miller said. “You cannot tell me that any Clippers coaches before have not thought about that and gone to management and actually said something. It took Doc Rivers to come in here. You play in the same building, how could you not cover them up? I think it’s a brilliant move. You are telling your team: ‘We’re taking over L.A., and we respect the banners … but this is our time.”
Brown, who died in 1997, was presented by Miller and Hall of Famer Mel Daniels, a teammate of Brown’s. Brown’s daughter, Gayle Brown Mayes, called it “a really special day” but “bittersweet” because of her father’s absence. During the induction, Mayes was on the stage with Brown’s son, Roger Jr., plus Miller and Daniels. Brown Jr. spoke on behalf of the family in a video played at the induction. He thanked Miller and Daniels, saying, “There is nothing more bestowing than having two Pacers legends usher in a fellow Pacer legend through the doors of the Hall of Fame.”
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Arlena can still recall the elation in his voice the day he called to tell her the Indiana Pacers, a new team in a new league, had made him the franchise’s first player. “From there,” she says, “it was just history.” He averaged 17.6 points a game over an eight-year career and led the Pacers to three titles, winning playoff MVP honors in 1970. His name was later cleared in the gambling scandal, but he refused entry into the NBA near the end of his career. He retired in 1975 among the best in ABA history. “The Pacers were the class of the league, and Roger was the class of the class,” Julius Erving said in Green’s documentary. “He would have been known as one of the greatest players of all-time, but he never got that chance,” longtime NBA executive Donnie Walsh added. “The greatest Pacer ever,” Reggie Miller said.