Shooting guard Reggie Miller was a force for the Indiana Pacers for 18 seasons. During that time he filled up highlight reels with his clutch shooting, his most notable moments coming against the New York Knicks.
Miller was a scoring machine who could get hot at almost any moment during a game but he always seemed to save his best for the game’s final minutes.
He was especially dangerous from beyond the three-point arc. He retired in 2005 as the league’s all-time leader in made three-pointers with a ridiculous 39.5% career completion rate from three-point range.
He’s one of the rare players who played their entire career with one team and the Pacers only missed the playoffs three times during his career. Two of those times were during his first two seasons in the league.
Miller would have probably been a Hall-of-Famer sooner but he lacks that one thing on his resume that many people expect from someone with a career as illustrious as Miller’s: a championship ring.
The wait is now over though as Miller finally takes his place in the Hall of Fame on Friday. The King-of-clutch will finally get the recognition he so rightfully deserves.
Roosevelt Hall is a Sports Reporter for Pro Sports Lives. He is also an NFL Blogger for The Sport Mentalist and an NBA Blogger for The Sport Mentalist 2. He can be contacted at Sportmentalist@Yahoo.com and be sure to follow him on Twitter @sportmentalist.