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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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But that, again, wasn’t the only missed call. What happened from there was total chaos, players grabbing each other, even fans grabbing players. Through it all, not a single whistle — which came as no surprise to Hall of Famer and current TNT analyst Reggie Miller. Speaking on The Dan Patrick Show, Miller, who played in 1389 career games, said officials have always swallowed their whistles in the final moments of a game, letting players decide the outcome. “This is why I say the two-minute report that’s now coming out…this goes to what I’ve always said about our game in the NBA,” Miller told Patrick. “Officials, especially in late-game situations, always swallow their whistle and let the players decide the game. As egregious as fouls may be or non calls, they always let the players decide the games. Last night was no difference…But again, I always say the officials swallowed their whistles and I’m not saying it’s right or wrong. But it’s always been like that for the 18 years that I played they let players decide the game.”
Storyline: Officiating Complaints
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Such a tactic did not go over well with TNT analysts Reggie Miller and Chris Webber. “I prided myself in going out there and playing, even if it was 20 minutes in Games 80, 81, and 82,” Miller said. “I always felt like there could be some kid or family that has a chance to come to their first game ever and that’s the game they chose and even if you’re out there for 15, 20 minutes, I felt it was my duty. “Having said all that, only a coach can understand the resting of players in preparation of a long, strenuous playoff run. Look, if you’re Popovich and some of these other coaches, you have got to do what’s best for your team. And with the success of the Spurs, that’s why we don’t question [Popovich] anymore.”
Storyline: Spurs Resting
Webber, a former King, lamented players taking days off. “I agree with [Miller] as far as the fact that the culture is different,” Webber said. “Because it’s a copy-cat league, you can copy a guy like Popovich without having the success of him and without having to validate it. “It doesn’t make any sense. I could understand if I had a nagging injury and if you’re fighting something and you’re really hurt and you don’t want to risk it that much more. I definitely understand that. I understand if the coach wants to give this guy some rest, maybe if it’s two back-to-backs and you’re starting the playoffs on Saturday. But as far as teams that don’t have any chance of making the playoffs, it used to be the only thing you had to do is play the season out with a little bit of honor and just honor the fact that you’re going to give it your all the whole season and your record doesn’t indicate your effort. It just seems times have changed.”
Storyline: Spurs Resting
That wasn’t the case in McHale’s day. “This rest stuff just drives me crazy,” McHale said. “You’re playing basketball for a living, OK? I understand if you’re working in the coal mines and they may need a rest day after. But you’re playing basketball. The joy that comes with competing in basketball, it’s fun to play. I never got tired in a game. How could you get tired in a game, playing basketball? I don’t understand this.
Storyline: Spurs Resting