Sunday, September 9, 2012
Miller admits he pushed off in 1995
By Ian Begley
Knick nemesis Reggie Miller admitted Friday that he committed a foul during his infamous eight-points-in-nine-seconds stretch in Game 1 of the 1995 playoffs, which propelled the Indiana Pacers to an improbable come-from-behind win.
Miller finally admitted that he shoved Greg Anthony and held him on the ground before the steal that set up the second of his back-to-back 3-pointers.
"In 1995, as you saw on the video, yeah, I pushed," Miller said Friday during his Hall of Fame induction speech. "I'm sorry. The ref didn't call it, I went with it."
"Like Magic said, 'By any means necessary,'" he added, offering a similar admission about pushing Michael Jordan in the 1998 playoffs. "So I apologize. I've never said that publicly. So Greg, OK. I shoved you and kept you down."
If you need a refresher on the sequence, click here.
Miller was inducted on Friday after a stellar 18-year career that included many performances that buried the Knicks.
Question: Does this make you feel any better about what happened in 1995? Or worse?