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Ringless Reggie Miller set to shine at Hall of Fame induction

He never won an NBA title, but there is no doubt that Reggie Miller left behind a storied career in basketball and remains a champion of the game.

This coming Friday, the 14-time all-star and Indiana Pacers legend will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame by his sister, Cheryl Miller.

He will join Don Nelson, Ralph Sampson and Jamaal Wilkes among other notables.

Like John Stockton and Charles Barkley before him, Miller will enter the HOF without the thrill of claiming an NBA title, but his resume stands among some of the best shooting guards ever to play the game.

The Indianapolis Star is running a detailed timeline of Miller's 18-year NBA career, featuring his 25,279 points and 2,560 three-pointers made, which ranks him No. 2 all-time in the game. 

"I didn't play the game to make the Hall of Fame," Miller said in an interview with USA Today

"I never allowed myself to say, 'I need to be in there with Magic, Charles and Michael (Jordan).' That's not my personality. That's for others to judge and say, 'He belongs with them.' I never put myself in that category. Now, I'm happy, ecstatic and on cloud nine that people view me that way. But I never allowed myself to go there."

When people think of Reggie Miller — especially basketball fans in New York — they typically recall his eight points in 8.9 seconds late in the fourth quarter against the Knicks in the 1995 NBA playoffs.

The Knicks were up by six points with 20 seconds left in the game. And that's when "Miller Time" struck. The Pacers won 107-105.

On Tuesday, that career highlight along with countless others will air in a one-hour special on NBA TV, and also features a segment from No.1 Knicks fan, Spike Lee.

"When I watch some of those games against the Knicks and Spike Lee, I'll be, 'Oh my God, did I really do all that?' When you are in the moment, things happen," Miller said.

Come Friday at the Hall of Fame, it will be "Miller Time" all over again. 

It will be his moment. 

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