Say it ain't so, Reg

Say it ain't so, Reg

There are 70 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 8, 2007, titled Say it ain't so, Reg. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Reggie Miller in Celtics green? What normally would be an impossible image for Indiana Pacers fans to conjure entered the realm of possibility Wednesday.

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ali

Radcliff, KY

#1 Aug 9, 2007
why shouldnt reggie come back and try to win a ring....the pacers arent winning anything anytime soon. reggie miller coming back to the nba is great for the league. yea in a perfect world he'd come back and for the blue and gold but the pacers are such a mess he wouldnt consider coming back to play for a lottery team.
Teddy

Clayton, IN

#2 Aug 9, 2007
I am a huge Reggie fan. He is Mr. Pacer in my opinion. Selfishly, I hope he never plays for another team, but I wish him well if he does come back with the Celtics.
History Teacher

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Aug 9, 2007
Sorry but this is nothing more than a publicity stunt. I loved Reggie as much as anyone--and TOTALLY respected what he represented on and off the court--but there's no way he could be a significant force on the court anymore. He'll be playing with players literally half his age who have strength and stamina he can only vaguely remember. Therefore, the only possible reason the Celtics are interested is in hope that it will draw more people to their games...ie, to make them some money.

I sincerely hope that he doesn't have any financial problems that are forcing him to think about this ill-advised return.
Big Daddy YT

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Aug 9, 2007
After everything he did for the Pacers and Indy, if he wants to go for a ring i'll carry his bags, drive him where he needs to go and even take a "slumpbuster" if they need it. Although, when they play the Pacers all bets are off.
Lets go Hoosiers

United States

#5 Aug 9, 2007
History Teacher wrote:
Sorry but this is nothing more than a publicity stunt. I loved Reggie as much as anyone--and TOTALLY respected what he represented on and off the court--but there's no way he could be a significant force on the court anymore. He'll be playing with players literally half his age who have strength and stamina he can only vaguely remember. Therefore, the only possible reason the Celtics are interested is in hope that it will draw more people to their games...ie, to make them some money.
I sincerely hope that he doesn't have any financial problems that are forcing him to think about this ill-advised return.
I agree with your thoughts about Reg probably not being able to be a viable option on the court anymore. There was a reason he turned down Dallas, who I would argue is in an even better position to win a Championship than the Celtics. He always said he wasnt going to lower himself to just trying to chase a ring. He is not the Reggie of 1992. He wasnt that Reggie his last year with the Pacers in 05. He would be a defensively liability and his 3pt shot is not what it used to be.

If I were the Celtics I would be trying to get some young talent back in there that you just traded all away. THey have by far the oldest team in the league now and those three guys only have about maybe 2 or 3 peak years left. What happens in two years? KG is older, Pierce is older, Ray Allen is done. So you want to add a 42 year old Reggie Miller to that? Why? You need young, athletic, defensive minded guys to accent the big three.

I think Reggie should do whatever he wants in the end, but I doubt very seriously that he is really entertaining this thought. He was never a dumb guy.
Paul

Noblesville, IN

#6 Aug 9, 2007
Please Reggie, just say no! This would be the ultimate slap in the face of a Pacers franchise in shambles! Let the fans remember you for what you were....... loyal and genuine!
CareerLeader

Louisville, KY

#7 Aug 9, 2007
Wasn't reggie also the NBA career leader in flops per game and carried the highest calls/flop average of any player in history?

Now that the Gamblin' Referee has been put out of business, the NBA needs somebody out there generating unnecessary whistles. Clearly, reggie is the man for that job.

We may even get a reprise of the infamous "choke" gesture if his dentures pop out during a game and get lodged in his throat.

The pacers weren't great because of Reggie, it was guys like Lasalle Thompson, Rik Smits, Mike Williams, Vern Flemming, Sam Mitchell and the Rifleman that made the team great.

Their only problem is that they were playing when the NBA was still playing basketball.

Reggie stuck around until the thugs took over the game and drove it into the ground... that was the only time the Pacers started to have a real chance. It certainly wasn't because of his ever dropping 3pt percentage.
CareerLeader

Louisville, KY

#8 Aug 9, 2007
Anybody remember that tuesday night game when the Pacers were playing the Celtics and Bird bounced his head off of the boston floor?

I hope reggie is taking his calcium, because he couldn't survive a hit like that these days. Just trying to come off of a screen might fracture an ulna these days.

Comeon Indianapolis... quit pretending like it's going to hurt you if Reggie plays somewhere else.

THIS WHOLE CITY QUIT WATCHING OR ATTENDING PACERS GAMES OVER A YEAR AGO!

Right now there are fewer pacers fans than in 1991 when this "great sports town" set the record for the worst attendance in a playoff game.

You're colts fans this year, remember? You needed a whole shiny stadium to prove how much you love them... you don't get to have reggie back too.
Tarzan

Elwood, IN

#9 Aug 9, 2007
go for it miller. go get a ring. you know you aint gonna get crap if you come back to the blue and gold thugs.
The LowDown

Duncan, OK

#10 Aug 9, 2007
Blame Larry Bird. If the Pacers had any kind of team, Reggie would be coming back to play here. In the end, I can't blame Miller for wanting to play again. Many of us dream of being a pro athelete and I am sure he is missing the game by now. I am positive that he can still play at least 15-20 minutes a game. And when the Celtics come to Conseco I would not be surprised at all to see him get more cheers than the entire Pacers team. It's not good right now, sorry Larry, but you have to trade Jermaine too. Good luck.
Eric Escobar

New York, NY

#11 Aug 9, 2007
I can't believe the ignorant comments on here.

Look at all that Reggie has given to your organization, your city, your fans. He left it ALL out on the court, for damn near 20 years.

Who has the balls to deny the man another shot to play ball, another shot to win the title that you know he craves? His window is closing... any Pacer fan that would begrudge Reggie one more run, even if it is with another team, needs to reassess their values.
hpnotiq

Newport, KY

#12 Aug 9, 2007
Go Colts. Who gives a crap about the Thug Pacers
Inquiring mind

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Aug 9, 2007
Reggie was loyal for 18 years and what did that get him? Teammates that like to brawl. Reggie class is just what the Pacers need, but I agree that we need to get rid of the thugs and start playing basketball again. If they want to fight let them become boxers.
BoomerandBowsers Daddy

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Aug 9, 2007
CareerLeader wrote: "The pacers weren't great because of Reggie, it was guys like Lasalle Thompson, Rik Smits, Mike Williams, Vern Flemming, Sam Mitchell and the Rifleman that made the team great."
Riiiight....I can still remember seeing Lasalle Thompson, Mike Williams, and Sam Mitchell hit all those game winning 3's in the playoffs.
Reggie Fan

United States

#15 Aug 9, 2007
Gooooo Reggieeeeeeeee!!!!! If Reggies playing I'm watching, dont matter what color he wears
Indy Marine

Stafford, VA

#16 Aug 9, 2007
Mixed emotions, Mixed emotions. Reggie Deserves it but any real reggie fan cannot help but to vomit with the idea with reggie supporting anything besides a pacers 31 jersey. If only that brawl didnt happen.....
CareerLeader

Louisville, KY

#17 Aug 9, 2007
BoomerandBowsersDaddy wrote:
CareerLeader wrote: "The pacers weren't great because of Reggie, it was guys like Lasalle Thompson, Rik Smits, Mike Williams, Vern Flemming, Sam Mitchell and the Rifleman that made the team great."
Riiiight....I can still remember seeing Lasalle Thompson, Mike Williams, and Sam Mitchell hit all those game winning 3's in the playoffs.
Of course you couldn't see that... they weren't on television and nobody attended back then.

Sam Mitchell didn't have to hit the 3's... Person, McCloud, and Detlef were taking care of them.

The difference was, these guys were playing against an easter conference that consisted of some of the best Detroit, Chicago, Boston, and New York teams to ever hit the hardwood.

Once the Davis/Davis era got in gear, the Eastern conference was led by a bunch of joke teams such as Iverson's Philadelphia squad.

Typical Indianapolis fashion... they cheer for the team that is worse overall as long as the competition is bad enough that they can win. No need to pay attention otherwise.

We love our sports so much that everybody wants to pretend that this is a basketball state. Nobody remembers who won any division of the High School tourney (without looking it up). We only watch the Pacers when we win.

We don't even attend the Indy 500 anymore.

We like to pretend that Colts games weren't blacked out for the first 5 weeks just 3 years ago.

Daaaaa Chodes.
Larry Bird

Reynolds, IN

#18 Aug 9, 2007
Since Boston has assemble this group of talent I want to be the Celtics new GM. The first thing I would do is trade Kevin Garrett for Jermaine O'Neil, then trade Paul Pierce for Ronnie Psycho Artiest, then trade Ray Allen for Jamaal Tinsley. Now what a great team that would be, I could take the Celtics to the bottom of the eastern division. My ability to judge talent and make draft picks just amazes myself, old Donnie & the Simon brothers.
John Lennon

Cincinnati, OH

#19 Aug 9, 2007
This kind of thing has become commonplace in the NBA recently. If memory serves, when MJ made his comeback with the Wizards, weren't there talks that guys like Sir Charles and Clyde Drexler were trying to get back into shape to make a run at a ring with him? And what about the Lakers championship run from a few years ago. That team was basically Shaq, Kobe, and 10 dudes that wanted to get a ring (especially Karl Malone!)

I kind of hope Reggie does come back. He and KG both deserve a chance to chase a ring. Jesus Shuttlesworth might be able to lead them both to the promised land! And I might actually root for the Celts for the first time in my life if Reggie laced 'em back up...
Yeah Right

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Aug 9, 2007
Donnie you have to be joking - "I'm surprised he didn't call us first; this is the first I've heard of it," Walsh said. The only reason that Reggie would attempt this is because he'll have a chance to win. Why would Reggie ever consider returning to the Pacers - they're horrible. If Reggie wants to chase the ring - go get it Reggie.

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