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Reggie Miller Joins Basketball Hall of Fame

When Reggie Miller retired from NBA in 2005 it was widely expected that he would enter the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

When Reggie Miller retired from NBA in 2005 it was widely expected that he would enter the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Now aged 47, Miller has done just that. The five-time NBA All-Star is widely considered to be one of the greatest shooters the game has ever seen.

Despite being born with hip deformities forcing him to wear leg braces, he eventually overcame his handicap and by the time he reached his teenage years it was clear that he would become a basketball star.

Miller went on to play American college basketball at UCLA and then joined the Indiana Pacers.

He was also a member of the national team with which he took gold medals at the 1994 FIBA World Championship and the 1996 Olympics.

In his speech at the induction ceremony Miller paid tribute to his sister Cheryl saying that she “deserves probably the biggest recognition of everyone for why I’m here.”

He went on to say that if it wasn’t for her then he wouldn’t have been on the stage.

The induction ceremony was conducted by Miller’s sister alongside Charles Barkley and Magic Johnson.

Miller thanked them saying that if it wasn’t for them then he wouldn’t be at “held at a high level”.

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.

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