“Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks” Review

March 2nd, 2010 by Jaime Irvine Leave a reply »

If you were a kid in Chicago in the '80s, Michael Jordan made you a basketball and an NBA fan for life.

If you were a kid in Boston during the '80s, Larry Bird moments are more memorable than Christmas mornings.

And right now, if you are a kid growing up in Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant is branding lifelong memories of game-winners and dunks.

But, if you were kid growing up in Indiana in the '90s, Reggie Miller is your Zeus, Mohammed, and Jesus rolled into one. When he touched the ball behind the three-point line, you screamed “Boooooooom Baby” before it even left his hands. At the end of games, you didn’t need to worry because Reg-gie had it. He was Mr. Clutch, and it was Miller Time, or Winning Time.

Recently, I had the opportunity to screen the new ESPN 30 on 30 documentary “Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks” about Reggie Miller and the Pacers rivalry against the New York Knicks in the mid-90s. I will admit that I am 100 percent biased. I grew up in Indiana during this time and I was the biggest Reggie Miller and Pacer fan there was (after all, my Dad was the assistant coach and vice president). ...

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