"Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks"

February 24, 2010
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Conseco Fieldhouse

It's tough to pick highlights from Kan Klores’ terrific new documentary about our hometown hero. But a few days after I screened it, I'm still thinking about Patrick Ewing’s coming to grips with his missed lay-up, Cheryl Miller's calling out her brother on his foul-denying ways, and the reaction of the Alford family on the day Miller was drafted instead of the native son. Plus, it's great to watch Reggie Miller back on the court. Klores deftly combines these interviews—he talks to just about everyone involved during that period, from players to coaches to commentators to family—with game footage, media reports and more and the result is a film more entertaining than any Oscar contender I’ve seen.
Even though he adds some tongue-in-cheek operatic music to the mix, Klores understands that basketball is a game. And that it doesn't have to be more than that for it to be compelling, important and fun. In a city that, for many reasons, has switched its allegiance to a differently shaped ball over the last few years, "Winning Time" is a much-needed reminder of why, for a glorious while, professional basketball was our obsession.
You can wait to see "Winning time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks" when it airs on ESPN March 14, but it will be a lot more fun catching it, commercial-free, when it screens at Conseco Fieldhouse benefiting the Pacers Foundation, Peoples Burn Foundation/Brave Hearts Camp, and Riley Hospital. Details here.


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