Reggie Miller’s opinion: best NBA footwork, preparation and mental approach


reggie_millerReggie Miller was an All-Star, played on the Team U.S.A, and nearly defeated the Chicago Bulls with his Indiana Pacers team back in 1998.

Today, a broadcaster, and an analyst, Miller frequently covers NBA games and speaks to those he used to play against.

In particular, earlier in October, Miller and his fellow former NBA player Rick Fox spoke to Kobe Bryant at the LA Lakers training camp, who is working hard to come back into shape for the upcoming season, after two injuries.

Bryant is currently 36, but Miller believes he’s still got what it takes to remain among the NBA’s best.

“People at 36 will say – I don’t know what to expect from Kobe, but you’re 36 and you’re in top 10, or for some people in top 15,” Miller said of Bryant.

Miller also recalled playing against Bryant and Michael Jordan.

“I had a chance to guard both Kobe and Michael Jordan,” he said. “And they have the best footwork, best preparation and best mental approach.”

Miller added that injuries may take away some of a player’s physical gifts, however they will always be there, and that is “what separates great shooting guards from other shooting guards.”

Miller himself was named to the “ALL-NBA” team 3 times, and participated in 5 NBA All-Star games. One of the deadliest 3-point shooters in history, Miller nailed 2560 three-pointers in his season career.

He appeared in 1389 NBA games (1304 started), averaging 18.2 ppg, 3 apg and 3 rpg in 34.3 minutes of action. Miller played his entire 18-season NBA career with Indiana Pacers.



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