NBA great Reggie Miller is finally getting the recognition he deserves. The retired Pacer will be officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in early September. The official announcement of Miller’s induction came on Monday at a news conference on April 2 in New Orleans.
“It’s a humbling experience, obviously,” he said during a news conference in New Orleans. “To be part of this exclusive club is special. It’s a proud day for me. It’s special for me. I get to join (sister) Cheryl, the first brother-sister act in the Hall of Fame. She was a role model.”
And even though Miller was and will always be considered one of the greats, he is still humble about the induction.”I’m honored because I’m the second Indiana Pacer behind the number one Pacer,” Miller said, referring to ex-Pacer Mel Daniels who will also be inducted at the same time.
Miller;s induction even got the ‘stamp’ of approval from team president and former Pacer, Larry Byrd. “We’re very happy as an organization to have one of our own make the Hall of Fame,” Larry Bird said in a statement released by the Pacers. “Reggie’s career speaks for itself, but he ranks at the top with any player at making end-of-game shots. I was fortunate enough to see it firsthand as a coach, and his ability and leadership helped drive this franchise to another level.”
Congrats to Reggie Miller on yet another great accomplishment!
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