Reggie Miller On Former Players: “We All Had Different Rules, We Have To Embrace Change”
Finally, a former player that is not apart of the ‘Back in my day’ crew that’s been throwing shots specifically at Stephen Curry & The Warriors. Former Indiana Pacers great Reggie Miller was a cold-blooded sharp shooter when he played in the league. Much like Steph Curry today, When Reggie pulled up from the 3-point line, it was almost automatic that it was going in.
Reggie, recently spoke with the good folks over at ForTheWin and had this to say:
“As old time guys and former players, we have to embrace change. It’s hard for old players to embrace change because whether you played in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, [we all had] different rules. Basketball has evolved and it has changed,” he said. “Change is good and we’ve got to embrace Steph and what he’s doing.”
“You’ve got a team that shoots a lot of threes that’s almost as brash as those Bulls teams and we don’t want to accept that. We’ve got to let that go,” Miller said. “We don’t want to let go of Michael Jordan. It’s okay! He will still be great. We will still view him and that team as the greatest ever. It’s just that there’s a new kid on the block.”
Miller also added this about the comments NBA legend Oscar Robertson had about Stephen Curry:
“It’s not fair to put a microphone in front of Oscar Robertson and ask him, ‘Well, how do you think you would have fared against Steph?’ What made Isiah [Thomas], Oscar, Magic [Johnson Hall of Famers was their competitive edge. It’s not fair to ask, ‘Do you think you could stop Steph?’ So when they ask me, am I going to say, ‘No, I can’t shoot it against Steph?’”
H/T – For The Win