Saturday, April 30, 2005

A Sports Milestone: The Final Playoffs Of Reggie Miller

Time for another break from the madness by honoring the final hurrah by one of the best NBA guards ever. Fans know that these are the last days of a stellar career. The Pacer great is retiring after the playoffs and is showing very little rust, so far.

Over the years, Reggie has been one the best clutch players. He sits pretty prominently in the all-time scoring department and is number one in all-time three-pointers. Who can forget the many game winning shots at the buzzer to win the game? (Especially the one with three, three-pointers in the final seconds against the Knicks in the playoffs, after Spike Lee taunted him.) This certainly has earned him future spot in the Hall Of Fame.

Reggie is fired up and is trying like hell to fire his team up, as well. I am not sure whether they have the staying power to win it all, or not. But they should beat Boston. I don't think they have the ability to beat a Detroit, Miami, and the Western Conference Champions. But it will certainly be fun to watch, if you are an NBA fan.

Watch for Miller to become a coach, after maybe a year or two as an announcer. He has the heart, the competitive spirit, and the knowledge. He might be offered a spot as an assistant for the Pacers, as a possible replacement for Rick Carlisle someday. I think it will be hard for him to be far from the game for too long.

Good Luck to Reggie, in the playoffs and in whatever endeavor he decides is best for him.

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