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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.
Perhaps what makes the game easier for contemporary players is the lack of enforcers and the advent of the flagrant foul, which have limited the physicality. Opposing teams can’t send messages to a player such as Curry with a hip check on a layup for fear of ejection. “The enforcers used to do things on the fly,” Miller said. “Away from the play, with the guy going across the lane, a little forearm shiver to the chest just to wake you up. Now, that’s a flagrant-2. “That’s a lost art, because now if a guy gets hot, there’s nothing you can do.”
With the explosion of the 3-pointer, there has been a parallel decline in the midrange shot. Analytic experts frown upon the medium shot because it brings no more value than a layup but is more difficult to convert. “It was a huge part of my game,” Miller said. “If I’m coaching and developing young kids, I would 100 percent start with the midrange game. It is such an important part of the game, being able to shoot anywhere from 15 to 22 feet. “I think you can get anywhere on the floor to set up the rest of your teammates. Give me a midrange game type of player against a guy who shoots nothing but threes and I’ll take the midrange player every day.”
Bryant poses the more difficult challenge because this could be his swan song. But he needs to defer to the Lakers’ top young kids, notably D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle, as he tries to stay on the court, injury-free, for the first time since 2012-13. “All of these guys idolize Kobe,’’ Hall of Famer Reggie Miller said on a TNT teleconference Tuesday. “They grew up watching him and they want to put him in the best light, but Kobe has to allow them to put themselves in the best light. They can’t run everything through Kobe; not at this point in his career. He has to allow these young guys to grow, falter and fall down. I don’t mind tough love, but he can’t break them.’’