Thursday, August 09, 2007

Reggie Miller To Make A Comeback? [Michael Vinciguerra]

Reggie Miller, who played his entire 18-year career with the Indiana Pacers before retiring in 2005, says he is pondering over returning to the NBA as a player on the Boston Celtics. According to coach Doc Rivers, Miller would play a reserve role in this all-star, revamped team and contribute about fifteen minutes per game.

Miller, a five-time NBA All-Star, is seventh on the all-time list of games played with 1,323. He is 13th in scoring (25,279) and holds the NBA record for the most made 3-pointers in NBA history with 2,560.

Miller is currently seeking advice and acquiring feedback from his friends and family in light of this decision. My advice to Miller is to go for it. On a team with Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce (all of whom are excellent, unselfish players who can fuse well together), he has a legitimate shot at obtaining the one piece of jewelry his career was missing: the championship ring. The sole problem on the horizon is if he does decide to return to the NBA, can his 41 year old body endure the mental and physical treatment needed to return back to shape?

Currently, he works as a television analyst for TNT. If his second attempt at an NBA career fails, he can always write for this blog.

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