The Loyalty of Reggie Miller in Light of LeBron James Leaving Cleveland

July 19th, 2010 by Evan Stovall Leave a reply »
During my childhood, Reggie Miller was my favorite NBA player, and still is my favorite NBA player of all time.

My favorite quality in Miller was his loyalty.

He played all 18 years of his NBA career (1987-2005) with the small market Indiana Pacers.

Reggie could teach Lebron James way more than a thing or two about loyalty.

While James was a star before he even entered the league, Miller was relatively unknown at first. If anything, he was in the shadow of his older sister, Cheryl, who many people thought was a better player.

He was a star player, but few outside the state of Indiana noticed this small market star.

Moving to a bigger market would’ve certainly helped his stardom. The Knicks (before the Knicks-Pacers rivalry began) tried signing him when they were trying to overtake the Bulls.

After Michael Jordan retired for the first time, the Bulls tried to sign him to replace Jordan as their shooting guard.

His family and friends encouraged him to come home and play for the Lakers, as they were in their post-Magic and pre-Shaq mediocre days.

Despite the three largest ...

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