Reggie Miller Says He Would Pick Larry Bird Over LeBron in a Draft

Reggie Miller says he would draft Larry Bird over LeBron James

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Reggie Miller will always be a Indiana Pacer at heart. Perhaps that's why he is partial toward Larry Bird, the Pacers team president, over LeBron James.

When he recently made an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, Miller was asked who he would rather pick in a hypothetical draft: Larry Legend or King James. The criteria for the question was "in today's rules." That would mean rules including an allowable zone defense, a defensive three-second violation, and no hand-checking that would send players to the free throw line quicker than in Bird's playing days.

And if you look closely in the interview clip, you will notice that Reggie is rocking a pair of Jordan 1's. Those are the same kicks that MJ torched Bird and the Celtics for 63 points in the 1986 playoffs, setting a scoring record in the Boston Garden that still stands today. Perhaps Dan Patrick should have reminded Reggie that on his show just a week before, Larry admitted that in a hypothetical game of one-on-one versus himself that Jordan would "kill him?" But, that's another story...

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