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    After all that Reggie gave to Indiana, the game of basketball, and Indiana fans do you think he should get a statue in front of Conseco like the one of Micheal Jordan in Chicago or Magic in LA?

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    No Brainer. I would be surprised if this has is not already in the works

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    No question about it.

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    Okay, I'm the only who has said no so far. I love Reggie, but in my opinion, to get a statue, you have to be above and beyond great. Jordan delivered six championships, so that is not a fair comparison in my mind.

    Now, if he does get one, I won't be mad. I just don't think he merits one, though in my mind it is a close call.

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    Okay, I'm the only who has said no so far. I love Reggie, but in my opinion, to get a statue, you have to be above and beyond great. Jordan delivered six championships, so that is not a fair comparison in my mind.

    Now, if he does get one, I won't be mad. I just don't think he merits one, though in my mind it is a close call.
    Stockton and Malone already have one between them 0 Championships.
    It signifies the enormous impact he has had on the franchise.

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    Thought provoking topic. At the risk of being accused of heresy, I vote with Granville on this. Though I personally think erecting a staue of a sports figure is a little too far south of where I would be comfortable drawing the hero worship line, to the extent that I would consider it, the person honored would have to be, beyond any reasonable doubt, the most siginificant figure in the franchise.

    Though I doubt the majority of you would agree with me on this, I would submit that both Larry Brown and Donnie Walsh have made more significant contributions to the franchise than Reggie did.

    And I say that as one who greatly admires #31 and believe he's richly deserving of a spot in the Hall of Fame.

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    All,

    Thought provoking topic. At the risk of being accused of heresy, I vote with Granville on this. Though I personally think erecting a staue of a sports figure is a little too far south of where I would be comfortable drawing the hero worship line, to the extent that I would consider it, the person honored would have to be, beyond any reasonable doubt, the most siginificant figure in the franchise.

    Though I doubt the majority of you would agree with me on this, I would submit that both Larry Brown and Donnie Walsh have made more significant contributions to the franchise than Reggie did.

    And I say that as one who greatly admires #31 and believe he's richly deserving of a spot in the Hall of Fame.

    MJB
    It's great to see you back MJB, but I don't agree with you on this one. I don't worship Reggie, I just think greatness deserves to be rewarded with something great.

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    It's great to see you back MJB, but I don't agree with you on this one. I don't worship Reggie, I just think greatness deserves to be rewarded with something great.
    Well, my feeling is that if the most successful franchise in the history of the league doesn't line their streets with statues of some of the greatest players to ever play the game, then why should we? All they do is hang their numbers. Of course, if the Celtics have put up statues then this arguement goes nowhere.

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    P #1 Fan,

    I agree, though it appears that our definition of great differs. I think hanging a player's number in the rafters is great (and suffucient recognition for any player), and I think the Pacers are one of the few franchises that have limited this honor to those that are truly deserving.

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    All,

    Thought provoking topic. At the risk of being accused of heresy, I vote with Granville on this. Though I personally think erecting a staue of a sports figure is a little too far south of where I would be comfortable drawing the hero worship line, to the extent that I would consider it, the person honored would have to be, beyond any reasonable doubt, the most siginificant figure in the franchise.

    Though I doubt the majority of you would agree with me on this, I would submit that both Larry Brown and Donnie Walsh have made more significant contributions to the franchise than Reggie did.

    And I say that as one who greatly admires #31 and believe he's richly deserving of a spot in the Hall of Fame.

    MJB

    When you put it like that I start thinking about a Slick Leonard statue.

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    All,

    Thought provoking topic. At the risk of being accused of heresy, I vote with Granville on this. Though I personally think erecting a staue of a sports figure is a little too far south of where I would be comfortable drawing the hero worship line, to the extent that I would consider it, the person honored would have to be, beyond any reasonable doubt, the most siginificant figure in the franchise.

    Though I doubt the majority of you would agree with me on this, I would submit that both Larry Brown and Donnie Walsh have made more significant contributions to the franchise than Reggie did.

    And I say that as one who greatly admires #31 and believe he's richly deserving of a spot in the Hall of Fame.

    MJB
    Mark, you are way more knowledgable about this than I am. I understand why you'd put Larry Brown, based on the strides we made as a team during his 3 seasons here, but because he left us before we completed the work I don't feel he deserves a statue or any other recognition but he was huge for us. I agree with you that Reggie shouldn't get a stand alone statue. I'd like to see a statue with Reggie and Donnie together depicting Reggie's signing. My case for Reggie is simple. I think his loyalty and consistency over 18 seasons set the precedent for all future Pacers. We also might not have had as much success without Reggie, and we may not have the interest we have now from young and old if it hadn't been for Reggie. Some have used MJ's example from Chicago, and MJ obviously deserved his statue, but he was drafted to a team in one of the largest markets in the country. Reggie came to a little cornfield town. Now Indy has gotten much bigger and is much more diversified. How much he had to do with that is incalculable, but it is apparent by the international flavor the Pacers have and the comments those folks have made about Reg that he had a significant impact on the fan following the Pacers enjoy. Donnie Walsh is the greatest All Star to come from the Pacers without ever donning a uniform. He's a no-brainer, so the two together would seem appropriate considering the tie they share. The round bronze plate in the center of the rotunda would look good if it was supplanted by a life sized depiction of Reggie and Donnie at Reggie's signing! JMO.

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    Mark, you are way more knowledgable about this than I am. I understand why you'd put Larry Brown, based on the strides we made as a team during his 3 seasons here, but because he left us before we completed the work I don't feel he deserves a statue or any other recognition but he was huge for us. I agree with you that Reggie shouldn't get a stand alone statue. I'd like to see a statue with Reggie and Donnie together depicting Reggie's signing. My case for Reggie is simple. I think his loyalty and consistency over 18 seasons set the precedent for all future Pacers. We also might not have had as much success without Reggie, and we may not have the interest we have now from young and old if it hadn't been for Reggie. Some have used MJ's example from Chicago, and MJ obviously deserved his statue, but he was drafted to a team in one of the largest markets in the country. Reggie came to a little cornfield town. Now Indy has gotten much bigger and is much more diversified. How much he had to do with that is incalculable, but it is apparent by the international flavor the Pacers have and the comments those folks have made about Reg that he had a significant impact on the fan following the Pacers enjoy. Donnie Walsh is the greatest All Star to come from the Pacers without ever donning a uniform. He's a no-brainer, so the two together would seem appropriate considering the tie they share. The round bronze plate in the center of the rotunda would look good if it was supplanted by a life sized depiction of Reggie and Donnie at Reggie's signing! JMO.

    Yes basketball is a team game but, if you have a squad like Kobe i'm suprised they are in the playoff hunt. Shaq,,Shaq,,Shaq what has he done in Miami? Beside skip through the police training taking another citizens job that needs employment. Shaq hasn't done ***** in Miami except bring in a bunch of title seeking old guys that don't pass, and pray for a ring. Imagine if the heat didn't have Wade they would win practically no games. Kobe will have a Nba Championship in the next 5 years tops. As soon as he gets another half way decent player they will be there. Kobe has absolutely NO ONE to go to, I mean UCONN could probably come and beat the lakers if you take Kobe out. I agree though it is a team game but, Kobe was just as much part of those rings as does Shaq if not more. I bet Kobe gets another ring before Shaq does.

    To answer the question though, I wouldn't mine Miller getting a statue he's what made the pacers what they are today. The ONLY disappointment I have had will Miller his entire carreer is I feel they forced him into retirement when he wasn't ready. The media retired Reggie and it is sad . I would think he would get a statue in Indy even with out a ring, a ring doesn't signifiy a Great its' how he held himself and his work ethic. Miller deserves it

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    Okay, I'm the only who has said no so far. I love Reggie, but in my opinion, to get a statue, you have to be above and beyond great. Jordan delivered six championships, so that is not a fair comparison in my mind.

    Now, if he does get one, I won't be mad. I just don't think he merits one, though in my mind it is a close call.
    Reggie is the league's all time leader in 3pt FG's, 3pt FG's attempted, and 4pt plays. Reggie is 12th on the all time scoring list. Reggie is 22nd all time in FGs made. He's 6th all time in minutes played. He is 7th all time in FT percentage. He is 17th all time in minutes per game. He's 10th all time in FT's made. Reggie played 18 seasons with one franchise (I know there are a few things I forgot so if anyone remembers them feel free to add the in). If that isn't above and beyond great I'm not sure what is.

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    Okay, I'm the only who has said no so far. I love Reggie, but in my opinion, to get a statue, you have to be above and beyond great. Jordan delivered six championships, so that is not a fair comparison in my mind.

    Now, if he does get one, I won't be mad. I just don't think he merits one, though in my mind it is a close call.
    No.. Jordan didnt deliver six championships... does 30 ppg and clutchness and teamleadership mean that you are always responsible to deliver a championship? Look at Allen Iverson and do u see him with a ring? Look at Kobe Bryant alone.. do u see him geting anywhere without shaq? This is a team game...

    Sure Jordan was good, probably the best ever.. but no single basketball player can make a Team WIN, but he can make them slightly better... Bulls team was carried by 5 starters who was All-Stars and probably the best bench players ever (Toni Kukoc etc.) and with the best Coach ever and franchise it cant be that hard to win a championship... Even when Phil Jackson wanted to quit, Jordan was threating to retire... Even when Scottie Pippen wanted to change team, Jordan again was threating to retire / quit / change team...

    What im trying to say is that Reggie ALWAYS stayed there, all his Coaches came and left, all his teammates came and left.. He never complained, He always listened to the coach, He never was a Ballhoger, he STILL stayed there and tryed to do the Impossible thing and damn it was close and fun to watch.. He build the Pacers, A true Professionall, He ALWAYS referred to younger players and taught them everything... Look at Jermaine Oneal, even tho Reggie could average 20+ ppg he instead helped Jermaine to become what he is today... We all thought Reggie was old and could not play anymore, but no.. he was just building these players.. and when he Left today, he left the ULTIMATE Team who is gona win the 2006 Championship..

    This is the kind of people that diserve a Statue!!

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    No.. Jordan didnt deliver six championships... does 30 ppg and clutchness and teamleadership mean that you are always responsible to deliver a championship? Look at Allen Iverson and do u see him with a ring? Look at Kobe Bryant alone.. do u see him geting anywhere without shaq? This is a team game...

    Sure Jordan was good, probably the best ever.. but no single basketball player can make a Team WIN, but he can make them slightly better... Bulls team was carried by 5 starters who was All-Stars and probably the best bench players ever (Toni Kukoc etc.) and with the best Coach ever and franchise it cant be that hard to win a championship... Even when Phil Jackson wanted to quit, Jordan was threating to retire... Even when Scottie Pippen wanted to change team, Jordan again was threating to retire / quit / change team...

    What im trying to say is that Reggie ALWAYS stayed there, all his Coaches came and left, all his teammates came and left.. He never complained, He always listened to the coach, He never was a Ballhoger, he STILL stayed there and tryed to do the Impossible thing and damn it was close and fun to watch.. He build the Pacers, A true Professionall, He ALWAYS referred to younger players and taught them everything... Look at Jermaine Oneal, even tho Reggie could average 20+ ppg he instead helped Jermaine to become what he is today... We all thought Reggie was old and could not play anymore, but no.. he was just building these players.. and when he Left today, he left the ULTIMATE Team who is gona win the 2006 Championship..

    This is the kind of people that diserve a Statue!!

    (sorry for weird grammar! )
    LMAO, Jordan was the reason why the Bulls got Championship banners in The United Center. Dont get me wrong, i love Reggie, but hes not even in the same category as Michael Jordan.

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    Okay, I'm the only who has said no so far. I love Reggie, but in my opinion, to get a statue, you have to be above and beyond great. Jordan delivered six championships, so that is not a fair comparison in my mind.

    Now, if he does get one, I won't be mad. I just don't think he merits one, though in my mind it is a close call.

    This idiot isn't a Pacers fan.....

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    Mark I still believe a bronze statue of Donnie and Reggie together depicting Reggie's signing would be awesome, but knowing you do NOT feel that a 'basketball player' is so deserving, what do you think about a bust of him, and start a Pacers hall of fame at conseco?
    Sorry if this is off topic, but this reminded me of a project I did last year in art class and thought I would share...

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    Sorry if this is off topic, but this reminded me of a project I did last year in art class and thought I would share...

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    Wow, that seems eerily familiar to the Reggie Superman that popped in on one of the Boston games I was at. In fact, I think Reggie even did a double take of the thing. lol.

    Good work though, I was thinking along the lines of something a little more mobile in size.

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    I said no because its a tad pretentious for Indiana. Hang his number and set up a display to honor him inside the arena.

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    I said no because its a tad pretentious for Indiana. Hang his number and set up a display to honor him inside the arena.
    I agree that it would be a little pretentious if they had a statue outside the arena. If they wanted to build a statue and place it somewhere inside the concourse, I think that'd be okay.
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    Larry is not coming back, he didn't have a meeting with Orlando for not reason, yeah he is coming back to the NBA but not to the Pacers, the notion that he is a taking a year off and then come back is absurd.
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    If reggie doesnt get a statue something is seriously wrong with our organization

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    Yes, Reggie should have a statue...and I believe Boyle and Slick should have giant bobblehead statues too.
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