Reggie Miller has the utmost respect for Michael Jordan. Back in December, he went as far as to say that he believes MJ on his worst day "is 10 times better than Kobe Bryant on his best day." And now, we might know why he thinks so highly of the G.O.A.T. (outside of the fact that he's, well, the G.O.A.T.).

Last night, the former Pacers star appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and talked to Jimmy Kimmel about the first time he played against MJ in the NBA. It was during an exhibition game in 1987, and Miller managed to hold him to just four points in the first half. However, he chose to talk some trash to MJ so, in the second half, it was a much, much different story. And it ended with Miller vowing to never talk trash to MJ again.

"At half, I have 10 [points] and he has four points, right? I'm doing all this talking. He's like, 'OK,'" Miller told Kimmel. "End of the game, in the second half, he ended up with 44 and I ended up with 12. So he outscored me 40 to two! And as he's walking off, he's like, 'Be sure, and be careful that you never talk to Black Jesus like that. OK?' 'OK! I'm so sorry, Black Jesus! I'm so sorry!'"

You can watch Miller's entire interview in the clip above. After discussing MJ, he also talks about losing a bet with Spike Lee that called for him to visit Mike Tyson in prison.

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[via Uproxx]