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Reggie Miller

  • Height: 6'7"
  • Weight: 195lbs
  • Date of birth: August 24, 1965
  • Birthplace: Riverside, CA
  • High School: Riverside Polytechnic High School
  • College: UCLA
  • Debut: 1987
  • Final Game: 2005
  • Position: Forward/Guard
The bete noir of N.Y. Knicks fans, Reggie Miller was a prolific, clutch shooter-particularly from the three-point line-who played 18 seasons with the Indiana Pacers and who achieved his greatest notoriety with several last-minute miraculous scoring binges in the playoffs. The Indiana Pacers drafted Miller in the first round of the 1987 draft and although he wasn't embraced by fans during his first few years, by 1994 he had become the team's star. In Game 5 of the 1994 Eastern Conference finals against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, Miller scored 39 points, 25 of which came in the fourth quarter of the Pacers'93-86 victory-all the while conducting an animated “discussion" with courtside Knicks fan Spike Lee. The following year, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Miller stuck it to New York again. With 16.4 seconds remaining and the Pacers trailing by six points, Miller made a three-point shot, stole the inbounds pass, retreated to the three-point arc and tied the game with a second three-pointer. Then after John Stark missed two foul shots for the Knicks, Miller rebounded, was fouled and made both foul shots. His eight points in 8.9 seconds turned the game around and devastated the Knicks, and the Pacers went on to eliminate them. In his next postseason appearance, in the Eastern Conference finals three years later, Miller's Pacers were behind the Chicago Bulls two games to one in the series and 94-93 in Game 4 with less than three seconds remaining. Miller fought free of defender Michael Jordan, caught an inbounds pass, turned and made a game-winning three-point shot. Miller was also a member of the U.S. Olympic “Dream Team" in 1996, and retired after the 2005 season. Over the course of his career, Miller scored 25,279 points, with an average of 18.2 points per game. He shot .471 from the field, .395 from 3-point range and .888 from the free throw line.

Career Highlights, Awards, and Accolades:
  • All-time NBA leader in total three-point field goals made: 2,560
  • Ranks 13th all-time in total points: 25,279
  • Ranks 7th all-time in free throw percentage: 88.8 percent
  • Ranks 6th all-time in minutes played: 47,619
  • Ranks 7th all-time in games played: 1,323
  • All-time NBA leader in total three-point field goals made in the playoffs: 320
  • Led the league twice in three-point field goals made: 1992-93, 1996-97
  • Led the league in free throw percentage five times, including his last season
  • One of only four players in NBA history to have shot 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 90 percent from the free throw line in one season

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