You can argue a lot of things as it pertains to sports, but one thing you can’t really argue is the fact that Reggie Miller was one of the greatest three-point shooters of this generation. Best broadcaster? Eh, not so much. But you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone that can hit the shot from beyond the arc like Reggie did in his heyday.
In his career, Miller made 2,560 triples, good enough for second all-time.
But, can he still hit the shots with that much effectiveness?
Miller appeared on the Dan Patrick Show Monday morning where he was asked by Patrick how many of the current NBA stars he could beat in a three-point contest, right now. Names such as Steph Curry and Kevin Love were brought up, to which Miller responded by saying that while he wouldn’t win, he’d definitely keep it close.
However, when he was asked about hitting the court with Miami Heat star LeBron James, his tune changed dramatically, and his confidence shot through the roof:
Reggie Miller said he could beat @KingJames in an three-point shooting contest…now.
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) December 23, 2013
While LeBron’s shooting skills have developed nicely in his career, this may be a corrrect statement by the former Pacers legend.