NBA TV will premiere Looking Back at Reggie, a one-hour special highlighting Miller’s illustrious career tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. ET. The show – including an exclusive in-depth interview with Miller conducted by Kevin Harlan with reflections on his career from Larry Bird, Larry Bird, Spike Lee and more – is part of the network’s more than 150 hours of Hall of Fame coverage. NBA TV will televise the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony Presented by BBVA on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m., preceded by the 2012 Hall of Fame Red Carpet Show beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Excerpts from Looking Back at Reggie:
Miller reflecting on his career: “At the end of the day, ultimately, people are going to judge you on winning championships, but it’s the ride in between that is so great. The journey of the ups and downs, the teammates along the way, playing at Riverside [Riverside Polytechnic High School], at UCLA, with the [Indiana] Pacers, the coaches, you learn a lot about yourself. I heard that if you surround yourself with positive people, which I did, good things will happen. I didn’t win the ultimate prize, but it was so fun trying. I loved it.”
Miller on his last game 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:
“As time ticked off the clock and you know that you aren’t going to force the game back to Detroit, that’s when you start to replay getting your ball blocked by Cheryl [Cheryl Miller, Miller’s sister; getting up early and running the ‘hill’ in Riverside with your dad; playing your first high school game; signing the letter of intent to play at UCLA; playing with the Pacers; you start to replay all that because this is it. At a competitive, professional level, this is it.”
Looking Back at Reggie will re-air throughout the week including Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 7 – the day of the enshrinement ceremony – at 5:30 p.m.
NBA TV will also re-air some of the most recent Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies, along with a series of Hardwood Classics looking back at some of the best moments associated with this year’s inductees. NBA.com’s comprehensive Hall of Fame coverage will include a special page devoted to this year’s class with profiles for each member and video of each inductee’s speech immediately following the enshrinement ceremony.