Reggie Miller

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Reggie Miller

Born

8/24/1965, Riverside, California, USA

Birth Name

Reginald Wayne Miller

Gender

Male
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Biography

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Reginald Wayne Miller or "Reggie" was born on August 24, 1965 in Riverside, California, USA to parents Saul and Carrie Miller. He had hip and leg deformities upon birth and had to wear leg braces to correct his birth defect. Doctors even doubted whether he could ever walk…more

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  • Trivia

    • The book Reggie Miller: Shooting Star, chronicling his 18-year NBA career, was published by Indy-Tech Publishing in October 2005.

    • Reggie is most known for being one of the best clutch players in NBA history. In a 1995 playoff game against the New York Knicks, with the Indiana Pacers trailing by six points with 18.7 seconds left, Reggie scored eight points (two 3-pointers within a span of 3.1 seconds) to carve out a win for his team.

    • When he retired, he had a total of 25,279 points in his NBA career putting him 12th on the league's all-time scoring list.

    • Reggie owns a movie production outfit called Boom Baby Productions which filmed Beautiful Ohio starring William Hurt and Rita Wilson

    • Reggie established the Reggie Miller Foundation which aid fire victims in his adopted hometown of Indianapolis.

    • In 2002, Reggie Miller was named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.

    • Reggie played in 18 seasons with the Indiana Pacers and wore jersey No.31 his entire career.

    • Reggie was named to the 1987-88 NBA All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 10.0 ppg and 2.3 rpg.

    • Reggie was leading scorer (17.1 ppg) and a tri-captain on the gold medal-winning U.S. Basketball Team at the 1994 World Basketball Championship in Toronto. He also represented the U.S. in the 2002 World Basketball Championship in Indianapolis.

    • Reggie was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

    • Reggie stands 6 feet 7 inches tall. He wears size-14 basketball shoes.

    • Reggie became the first Pacer ever to start in an NBA All-Star Game in 1995.

    • Reggie competed in the 3-point contest on All-Star Weekend five times, finishing as high as 2nd in 1990 and 1995.

    • Reggie was named to the 1997-98 NBA All-Interview Second Team.

    • Reggie was named to the All-NBA Third Team in 1997-98 for the third time, following 1994-95 and 1995-96.

    • Reggie was a five-time NBA All-Star (1990, 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2000).

    • Reggie averaged 24.3 points against the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2000 NBA Finals.

    • In 2003, Reggie recorded a double-double for the first time in two years. He had 14 points and a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Boston on February 1, 2003. It came two years and a day after his last one, which also came against the Celtics on January 31, 2001.

    • He won the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Community Service Award for 2003-04.

    • Upon his retirement, Reggie was the all-time NBA leader in 3-pt field goals made (FGM) ended the season with 2,464 3-pt FGM. He also held the record for most three-pointers taken (3-pt FGA) at 6,486.

    • Reggie went over 100 3-pt field goals made (FGM) for 15 consecutive seasons, an NBA record.

    • Reggie has played more games with the same team than all but two players in NBA history, John Stockton and Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz.

    • He has played 1,323 games in his career, seventh on the NBA's all-time list.

  • Quotes

    • Reggie: (He used to cheer for the "bad guys" in the movies.) I love being booed. Maybe it goes back to my childhood.

    • Reggie: There's nothing I don't ever wish I didn't say. If it comes out of my mouth, it was meant to be said.

    • Reggie: I consider basketball players one of the best in-shape athletes in the world. I don't now if I will ever be at that level again where you feel you can run all day. I'll always be skinny but three or four percent body fat, those days are long gone.

    • Reggie: God bless, New Yorkers, they are avid basketball, baseball and football fans, and they are very loyal to their teams. We have had some great playoff runs with the Knicks. It runs deep. You take it with a grain of salt. It's good to know you are embedded in people's minds in New York and the city. But they are not all very nice.

    • Reggie: I am never going to lose a free-throw shooting contest to any celebrity out there in the world. And I wouldn't lose a free throw competition to 80 percent of the NBA, either.

    • Reggie: (on the 3-point shot) I have always found it to be exciting. I think it adds another dimension to the game. Obviously, you can catch up quicker with it if a team gets hot. But I'm a shooter.

    • Reggie: (on winning a championship) Look, I just wish I would have won one. I ain't trying to be greedy and say I would have got six, like some people. I just wish I could have gotten one.

    • Reggie: Stay tuned. The league is not off-limits any more. I can talk about the Commissioner, the officials, all these things I could not talk about as a player because I would be fined. Now they can't fine me. TNT can fire me. But the NBA can't fine me.

    • Reggie: You can't be scared to fail. You're not going to make every shot or every play, but you can believe that you can. I think that's my strongest attribute. I believe that I can.

    • Reggie: I've always considered myself a crunch-time player. I just love having the ball in my hands. Everyone in the arena knows the ball is supposed to be in your hands, and you still make it. It's the odds. I love the odds.

    • Reggie: Whatever you do during the regular season is nice, but kids talk about you on the playgrounds based on what you do during the playoffs.

    • Reggie: (on leaving the Pacers to his younger teammates upon his retirement) I believe it's time for these guys to take the next step, and I know they can without me.

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