Reggie Miller, right, and director Spike Lee
On May 19, 2005, Reggie Miller's playing days with the Pacers ended
Reggie Miller and Odell Beckham Jr. attend the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (photo by Kevork Djansezian)
Reggie Miller (L) and Spike Lee attend the 2019 NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Kenny Smith (L) and Reggie Miller at NASCAR Hall of Fame on February 15, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Los Angeles, California, United States
Reggie studied at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley
Reggie Miller and Julia Roberts.
Reggie Miller and Cheryl Miller (photo by Jim Rogash).
Billy Crystal and Reggie Miller in the film "Forget Paris", 1995.
Ray Allen and Reggie Miller
Reggie Miller and Drake.
Since the 2005-2006 season, Reggie Miller has served as an analyst for Turner Sports.
Reggie Miller and Donovan Carter attend a charity softball game to benefit "California Strong" at Pepperdine University on January 13, 2019 in Malibu, California. (photo by Rich Polk)
Laura and Reggie have a son Ryker born in August 2013, and a daughter, Lennox, born in May 2016.
Miller attended Riverside Polytechnic High School. He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received a degree in history.
Miller began his career, helping the UCLA Bruins to an NIT championship during the 1984-1985 NCAA season. Then, in 1986-1987, he was an All-Pac-10 selection for the second straight year and led the Bruins to a Pacific-10 regular-season championship and the first Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament championship.
Reggie was selected by the Pacers with the 11th pick in the first round of the 1987 NBA draft. He gained a respectable reputation early in his career as he led the Indiana Pacers to become a perennial playoff team.
On November 28, 1992, Miller scored a career-high 57 points against the Charlotte Hornets in a 134-122 win at Charlotte Coliseum. Also, he scored eight points in 8.9 seconds in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Knicks on May 7, 1995, leading the Pacers to an amazing 107-105 victory. The next two seasons were disappointing for Miller and the Pacers. The team won 52 games for the second consecutive season in 1995-1996.
After an April 13, 1996 collision that fractured Miller's eye socket, he could not rebound fast enough to help them survive a first-round playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks. Miller made a dramatic Game 5 return in front of the home crowd at Market Square Arena, where he wore goggles. Although he scored 29 points, the Pacers lost to the Hawks and were eliminated. Around this time, Reggie hosted a talk show on WTHR called "The Reggie Miller Show".
He missed the playoffs in the 1997 season and the Pacers returned to the postseason in 1998. They defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers and Knicks on the way to the Eastern Conference Finals where they faced Michael Jordan and the defending champion Bulls. The Pacers, in a Game 7 in Chicago, held a 72-69 lead with less than nine minutes to play. The Bulls won 88-83 and went on to win their sixth and final championship of the Michael Jordan/Scottie Pippen era. Miller and the Pacers were considered one of the favorites in the East heading into the lockout-shortened 1999 season.
Miller and teammate Jalen Rose each scored 40 points, becoming the highest-scoring pair of teammates in playoff history, in the Pacers' 108-91 victory, during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers on May 6, 2000. The Pacers won that series 4-2 and returned to the Eastern Conference Finals for the fifth time in seven years. On June 2, 2000, Pacers' Game 6 at Madison Square Garden was sealed by Miller's 34 points, with 17 coming in the fourth quarter to help Indiana clinch the series with a 93-80 victory over the Knicks. The Pacers advanced to the NBA Finals for the first and only time in franchise history, facing the Los Angeles Lakers led by Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. The Pacers lost the series 4-2 as Miller averaged 24.3 points per game for the series.
The Pacers' postseason, once again, belonged to Miller. He hit a vintage 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left to deliver a shocking 79-78 victory in Game 1 in Philadelphia. Miller then proceeded to average 36.0 ppg over the next three games, but it wasn't enough as the Sixers rebounded to win the series in four games.
In 2001-2002, Miller led the NBA in free throw accuracy (91.1) for the fourth time in his career, the second straight season and the third time in the last four seasons. In the decisive Game 5 of the first-round series, Miller sunk a 40-foot 3-pointer as time expired to force overtime.
Miller's last game was on May 19, 2005, at Conseco Fieldhouse, when the Pacers lost 88-79 to the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, ending the series 4-2. In the game, Reggie led the Pacers with 27 points, making 11 out of 16 field goals including four of eight three-pointers.
After his finishing of a basketball career, he served as the 2005 Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade Grand Marshal. Nowadays Miller is a host on TNT's NBA coverage and also answers "Reggie's Mailbag". From 2011, he worked as a TV analyst for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship tournament. Also Reggie starred in the documentary "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks" and in the film "Uncle Drew".
Miller serves on the Board of Directors of the Dale Davis Foundation.
One of Reggie's most memorable performances was in the January 24, 1987 game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, where he hit a clutch, 7.3 m, shot to put the Bruins ahead 62-59 with 10 seconds left. Miller scored 33 points in the second half of the national champion Louisville and Pervis Ellison on February 28, 1987, which is still the school record.
Miller earned the nickname "Knick Killer" for his precision three-point shooting against the New York Knicks. Reggie's No. 31 was retired by the team in 2006.
Physical Characteristics: Miller's height is 2.01 m. and weight 88 kg. Miller was born with hip deformities, which prevented him from walking correctly, but after a few years of continuously wearing braces on both legs, his leg strength grew enough to compensate.
On August 29, 1992 Reggie Miller married Marita Stavrou, with whom he divorced in 2001. He has a partner, Laura J. Laskowski. They have two children.