NBA TV to Debut One-Hour Special on Reggie Miller, 9/7
NBA TV will feature an exclusive one-hour special on Reggie Miller - the five-time NBA All-Star and current TNT analyst - as part of more than 150 hours of week-long Hall of Fame coverage. The network's comprehensive coverage will include the exclusive telecast of the 2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony Presented by BBVA from Springfield, Mass., on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
This year's Hall of Fame class is highlighted by Miller, Don Nelson, Ralph Sampson, Jamaal Wilkes, the All American Red Heads and Katrina McClain. Ahmad Rashad will serve as the master of ceremonies for the enshrinement ceremony. NBA TV will also televise a Hall of Fame Red Carpet Show on Friday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. with host Matt Winer, David Aldridge and Rick Kamla. NBA.com will provide comprehensive Hall of Fame coverage including video of each inductee's speech posted immediately following the enshrinement ceremony.
Looking Back at Reggie will offer a special look at Miller's illustrious career when it debuts Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. The special will re-air throughout the week including Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 7 - the day of the enshrinement ceremony - at 5:30 p.m. The show will feature an exclusive in-depth interview with Miller conducted by Kevin Harlan, along with reflections on his career from Larry Bird, Larry Brown, Spike Lee and more.
Excerpt from Looking Back at Reggie - Miller reflecting on his career: "At the end of the day, ultimately, people are going to judge you on winning championships, but it's the ride in between that is so great. The journey of the ups and downs, the teammates along the way, playing at Riverside [Riverside Polytechnic High School], at UCLA, with the [Indiana] Pacers, the coaches, you learn a lot about yourself. I heard that if you surround yourself with positive people, which I did, good things will happen. I didn't win the ultimate prize, but it was so fun trying. I loved it."
NBA TV and NBA.com's Hall of Fame coverage will also include:
· NBA TV looking back at the most recent Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies with re-airs of the 2009-11 events - Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. (2010), 4 p.m. (2011) and 10 p.m. (2009); Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. (2009); and Friday, Sept. 7, at 2 a.m. (2010), 1:30 p.m. (2009) and 3:30 p.m. (2011).
· NBA TV televising the 2012 Hall of Fame Press Conference on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m.
· NBA.com streaming the 2012 Hall of Fame Reunion & Awards Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.
· NBA.com's special Hall of Fame page with profiles for each of the inductees (beginning Wednesday, Aug. 29), photo galleries and extensive video packages.
· NBA TV televising a series of Hardwood Classics showcasing some of the most memorable games involving this year's Hall of Fame class:
Date Time (ET) Game
Monday, Sept. 3 4 p.m. Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets (2/27/1986) - Sampson netted 31 points and 22 rebounds to lead the Rockets to victory 6 p.m. Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors (2007 Western Conference First Round, Game 4) - Nelson coached the Warriors to a thrilling come-from-behind playoff victory against the Mavericks
Tuesday, Sept. 4 11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers (1980 NBA Finals, Game 6) - Wilkes delivered 37 points to lead the Lakers to the championship 5 p.m. Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks (1994 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 5) - Miller poured in 25 fourth quarter points to give the Pacers the victory
Wednesday, Sept. 5 12 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (1983 Western Conference Semifinals, Game 3) - Wilkes scored 28 points to lead the Lakers to a Game 3 win
Thursday, Sept. 6 4 a.m. Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors (2007 Western Conference First Round, Game 4) 8:30 a.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers (1980 NBA Finals, Game 6) 10 a.m. Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets (2/27/1986) 12 p.m. Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (1986 Western Conference Finals, Game 5) - with one second on the clock, Sampson made a buzzer-beater to land the Rockets in The Finals 2 p.m. Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets (11/28/1992) - Miller scored a career-high 57 points to lead Indiana over the Hornets 4 p.m. Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks (1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 1) - Miller stunned the Knicks with 8 points in 8.9 seconds to give Indiana the win
Friday, Sept. 7 9:30 a.m. Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors (2007 Western Conference First Round, Game 4) 11:30 a.m. Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks (1994 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 5)
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