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Reggie Miller elected into basketball hall of fame

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Five-time All-Star Reggie Miller and longtime coach Don Nelson are among a dozen players, coaches and teams that will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The class of 2012 was announced Monday in New Orleans, the site of the Final Four.

The class will be inducted Sept. 7 at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

Miller, the 11th overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft out of UCLA, spent his entire 18-year career with the Indiana Pacers, becoming one of the National Basketball Association's all-time great long-range shooters. 

His 2,560 three-pointers place him second in league history. He poured in 25,279 points to finish his career in 12th place on league's all-time scoring list.

He also built a reputation for clutch shooting. His heroic play down the stretch of games became known as "Miller Time."

Also elected were two-time Olympic gold medalist Katrina McClain, three-time college player of the year Ralph Sampson, four-time NBA champion Jamaal Wilkes, longtime referee Hank Nichols, and the All-American Red Heads, the female version of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Five members of the class had already been announced: Nike co-founder Phil Knight, ABA star Mel Daniels, seven-time NBA All-Star Chet Walker, Olympian Don Barksdale and Lydija Alexeeva, who led the Soviet Union to two Olympic gold medals.

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    You mean the Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil stadium that we are all paying for??? I doubt Reggie and Peyton paid anything but I know taxpayes are. The point is to win championships and if you can't do that you don't deserve to be in the HOF.
  • There are a lot of players in the HOF who did not win championships
    Dear My 2 Cents...there are many players in the Hall who did not win championships...there are in football and baseball also (like Dan Marino is not a Hall of Fame QB?). It is like saying if your team does not win, that you have no good players...Lebron James has not won a championship yet...if he never does, I bet he still makes the Hall of Fame. Chris Mullin, Arvidas Sabonis and Ralph Sampson have all been inducted recently , and none of them won a championship.
  • Keep your two cents
    He is one of the best shooters to ever play the game. Election into the hall of fame is not even a debate.
  • He definitely deserves it
    No championship because of the team, not his skills or contributions. Reggie is to Pacers B-bal what Peyton is to the Colts. I doubt the Pacers would have gotten Conseco Fieldhouse f it hadn't been for Reggie, any more that we'd have Lucas if it hadn't been for Peyton. Reggie Miller is definitely a champion in my opinion!
  • How?
    Do you get elected to the Hall of Fame without winning a championship???
    • Congratulations Reggie!
      Well deserved...for his playoff performances alone, he deserves this. He was a huge part of the NBA Pacers finally becoming relevant in the 90's.

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