An unappreciated former great

It was the NBA All-Star Weekend and it started off with Justin Shithead Bieber winning the Celebrity Game MVP despite being on the losing side and scoring less than 10 points (I guess you could only win that award if you suck but popular). Kobe Bryant won his 4th All-Star MVP (yawn…), Blake Griffin undeservingly won the Slam Dunk Contest by online vote counts (I voted for JaVale McGee; his dunks were technically more creative & difficult), and the winner of the 3-Point Shootout was James Jones, a protege of a legendary Indiana Pacers shooting guard who’s somehow not selected to be in the running for the induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Reggie Miller played in the NBA for 18 seasons, averaged almost 20 points per game in his career, 5-time All-Star, Olympic gold medalist and was also the record holder for the most 3-points made in a career. The ex-Indiana Pacers star was an inspiring player to many, particularly to long range shooters.

Even bad boy Dennis Rodman is in the recently released list of 12 finalists for the induction so tell me, why isn’t Miller one of the 12? Is it because he doesn’t have a championship ring? Well apparently no first-time nominees were named finalists, and Miller is a first-timer. So I guess he’ll just have to wait then? It’d be disgraceful if he isn’t inducted in the near future.

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