Just as awful as it is for New York Knicks fans to hear the name Isiah Thomas, it’s just as painful for some of us to hear the name Reggie Miller.
It may have take Miller 17 years, but the former Knicks nemesis finally admitted to pushing Greg Anthony during his Hall of Fame speech Friday night. for the young generation of Knicks fans who don’t remember Reggie torturing the Knicks, here’s what I’m talking about with his eight points in nine seconds in a 1995 playoff game.
Better late than never? No not really. Knicks fans should still resent Miller and his Pacers teams, but at least he finally admitted to pushing off.
From Miller’s Hall of Fame speech:
“In 1995, as you saw on the video, yeah, I pushed,” Miller said. “I’m sorry. The ref didn’t call it, I went with it.”
“Like Magic said, ‘By any means necessary,’ ” he added, offering a similar admission to pushing Michael Jordan in the 1998 playoffs. “So I apologize. I’ve never said that publicly. So Greg, OK. I shoved you and kept you down.”
Miller was inducted on Friday after a stellar 18-year career that included many performances that buried the Knicks.
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