Q&A: Reggie Miller

Posted by C.L. Anthony on Sunday, April 05, 2015 with No comments
Courtesy of Dana Hunsinger Benbow

Hard feelings for Steve Alford?

"I know UCLA is in good hands. I know what type of pedigree he has having grown up against Steve. This is a guy that cares extremely about winning. And I knew UCLA was going to be in good hands when he decided to go this route. He prepared hard as a player and he hasn't changed as a coach."

Paul George's return...

"As long as he's healthy, I think it would be good for him to come back. Get a couple games in. Get that over with so he doesn't have to deal with that fanfare next season."

How the 3-point shot changed NCAA basketball...

"It always gives teams a chance to, if they are down 10-plus points, the 3-point line has always been a great equalizer because it gives them the chance to shoot themselves back into the game. On the flip side, they can shoot you back out of the game, too."

How he became so darn good at those 3-pointers…

"As a kid, I tried to shoot as far as possible from the basket. Because whenever I tried to drive against my older sister I got my shot blocked." 

His favorite memory of being a Pacer…

"There is nothing like running out of the tunnel for pregame warmup and hearing the roar of the crowd of the Indiana faithful. "I'll never get over that. It's the best. Indiana fans are so faithful. The Indiana faithful rising to their feet as we were preparing."

Must have food in Indianapolis...

"Bella Vita on Geist Reservoir is my go-to restaurant. I have had it already since I landed. The chicken marsala is to die for. In the spring and summer, you just come up on your boat and get off your boat half baked and you come in and get more half baked with the drinks and food."

Favorite catchphrase...

"I think I say a lot of 'Are you kidding me?' as well as 'The same thing that will make you laugh will make you cry.'"

That last one sounds like an old man, like something a grandpa might say...

"Well, I am an old man."


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