Some NBA fans who were looking forward to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals were not thrilled about Reggie Miller being on the call.
The Eastern Conference Finals are officially underway on Wednesday night, as the Milwaukee Bucks host the Atlanta Hawks for Game 1. The Bucks just completed what many thought was impossible by eliminating the heavily-favored Brooklyn Nets in the second-round. As for the Hawks, their Cinderella run continues after they knocked out the New York Knicks in the opening round and upset the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers in the semifinals.
Basketball fans were understandably excited that Game 1 between the Bucks and Hawks got underway. But some were not too thrilled upon hearing that former Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller was on the call.
Some NBA fans were not thrilled about Reggie Miller calling Game 1 of Bucks-Hawks
Much like MLB fans complaining about Joe Buck calling baseball games, some basketball fans simply can not take it if Miller is calling the game.
Regardless of your feelings about Miller, the Eastern Conference Finals broadcast is very important. Legendary broadcaster Marv Albert, who spent 55 years on the call for NBA games, will retire at the conclusion of the Bucks-Hawks series. If you are not fond of Miller’s commentary, at least tough it out for Albert. He deserves it.
This year’s NBA Finals is set to feature some new faces, and the Eastern Conference will have some great representation. The Bucks have the chance to redeem themselves after blowing a 2-0 series lead back in 2019 Conference Finals against the Kawhi Leonard-led Toronto Raptors. Not to mention that Giannis Antetokounmpo has the opportunity to reach the NBA Finals for the first time in his career. Meanwhile, the Hawks can continue to play the role of spoiler, thanks in part to the play of star guard Trae Young for the chance to reach the NBA title game for the first time since 1961.
There is simply too much going on for fans to miss out on this series because of Miller’s commentary.