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    My phobia of statues aside I think a statue garden of Pacer greats would be better than a Giant Reggie.
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    My phobia of statues aside I think a statue garden of Pacer greats would be better than a Giant Reggie.
    True . that is a good idea. A "wall of honor " perhaps.

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    My phobia of statues aside I think a statue garden of Pacer greats would be better than a Giant Reggie.
    A bunch of garden gnomes with Pacers jerseys? Cool.......

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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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    I have noticed that there are very few numbers in the rafters compared to most other sport complexes.

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    Or you could go with a large Mural of players like Gervin, Miller with Walsh included as well etc..

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    I want to add that there is no truth to the rumor that if a statue of Reggie is erected leading into Conseco that it will disappear for some games or that if a statute of a more recent player is erected then Reggie's statue will move from its place of prominence and take a lesser spot.



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    I'm surprised the Pacers don't already have a statue or two outside from their great ABA teams.

    We have four of them outside of our two arenas in Philly. Erving,Bobby Clarke,Rocky(The Art Museum wanted it moved there) and they put one up last year of Wilt to honor him.

    Personally, I think they add a nice touch to the buildings and it is a great way to honor/remember players who have done good work in the community and for the franchises. It is also nice way for young fans attending their 1st games to learn about the history of the teams.
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    If they put up a statue of Larry Brown I'll never go to Conseco again.

    The only reason I vote "yes" on the Reggie statue is because as far as I'm concerned Conseco was built because of him so either we change the name to Reggie Miller Fieldhouse or we put up a statue. Since someone has to pay for the naming rights I think it's probably cheaper to put up a statue.

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    A bunch of garden gnomes with Pacers jerseys? Cool.......
    If that were the way it would work I would push for a gnome for every player who has worn a Pacer uniform. What could be cooler than hunderds of Lawn Gnomes?

    I'm sure the allure of getting your gnome would help us get more free agent signings as well.
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    a) To answer the question, "no." A jersey retirement is sufficient. Next thing you know, someone will be arguing to retire Jeff Hornacek's err Sam Perkins' errr Rik Smits' jersery, too.

    b) If Reggie gets one, Slick *MUST* have one.

    c) There is a "wall of fame" or something to that effect in Conseco Fieldhouse. The pictures and plaques used to be in the ticket lobby on the sixth floor of MSA. Those players were honored (I think) during the 25th anniversary season; although I think a few more have been added since then.

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    I guess it must just be a generational thing but I can't imagine - for the life of me - suggesting any one individual person has made more contributions to the Pacers franchise than Bob Leonard.
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    a) I guess it must just be a generational thing but I can't imagine - for the life of me - suggesting any one individual person has made more contributions to the Pacers franchise than Bob Leonard.

    Jay, what contributions has Slick made since lets say the Simons bought the franchise.

    I'd argue, without Reggie, the Pacers never would have won a playoff series during the critical years of '94-'96, and therefore Conseco never would have been built and hence the Pacers would have moved. Of course if the simons did not buy the team in 1983, the team would have surely moved.

    But of course without Slick's contribution prior to 1983, Pacers wuld have folded altogether.

    And then there is Donnie

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    And then there is Donnie
    And without Donnie how many of our NBA championships would no longer exist?

    Oh wait... nevermind....

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    Dudes... if Reggie was not playing for the Pacers i would Never be here and 80% of all International Pacer fans around the globe would not be Fans today either... For example, do you guys know how much people there is in China? Asia? Reggie Miller is as famous or even more famous than Jordan overthere...

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    Jay, what contributions has Slick made since lets say the Simons bought the franchise.

    I'd argue, without Reggie, the Pacers never would have won a playoff series during the critical years of '94-'96, and therefore Conseco never would have been built and hence the Pacers would have moved. Of course if the simons did not buy the team in 1983, the team would have surely moved.

    But of course without Slick's contribution prior to 1983, Pacers wuld have folded altogether.

    And then there is Donnie
    I'd say the three Championships, the telethon, etc., even if they were all prior to the Simon's financial involvement, were huge.

    I think Slick's behind-the-scenes role is larger than many people think. Many of the "moder-era" Pacers players over the years have talked about how important it is just to have Slick around the team all the time. From what we hear, he's often the unofficial, unpaid "good cop" when a player needs a pick-me-up.

    I am curious why his partner didn't include him on the "short-list", however.
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    Dudes... if Reggie was not playing for the Pacers i would Never be here and 80% of all International Pacer fans around the globe would not be Fans today either... For example, do you guys know how much people there is in China? Asia? Reggie Miller is as famous or even more famous than Jordan overthere...
    Dude, we know Reggie is the most famous of all the Pacers, especially internationally. No foolin'. But there are still zero NBA Champion banners hanging in The Fieldhouse, so I'd still say that Slick, George, Rahjah and Mel did more, even if was "just the ABA."
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    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
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    Dude, we know Reggie is the most famous of all the Pacers, especially internationally. No foolin'. But there are still zero NBA Champion banners hanging in The Fieldhouse, so I'd still say that Slick, George, Rahjah and Mel did more, even if was "just the ABA."
    Rocky didn't win a real championship and he got a statue.

    Seriously though, winning a championship (or being a top 5 player in your era as Skaut mentioned) is just an arbitrary requirement. If any Pacer deserves a statue, Reggie does.

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    Stockton got a statue.... give Reg one!
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    WHAT?????

    No, Jordan got them those rings, and he did deliver six championships.....
    I thought this was a team game, but what do i know? I just play basketball 5 hours everyday for 13 years... how can i know if this is a team game? Thank you for teaching me... Its all about stats, its all about being a ballhog, its all about averaging more points then your other teammates so people think that you are they Key to their success! you are correct! Gotta ask my coach why he didnt taught me this...

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    Arguing with 3ptmiller about Reggie is like arguing with Reggie's mother about Reggie...

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    All,

    Though it may be true that 3-pt Miller's coach taught him the nuances of basketball, it is also painfully clear that nobody bothered to instruct him/her on the proper use of the English language.

    But I suppose such frivolous skills are superfluous when you take it to the rack five hours a day for thirteen years.

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    I really don't see how anybody could be against it..............


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    All,

    Though it may be true that 3-pt Miller's coach taught him the nuances of basketball, it is also painfully clear that nobody bothered to instruct him/her on the proper use of the English language.

    But I suppose such frivolous skills are superfluous when you take it to the rack five hours a day for thirteen years.

    The Grammarian
    I bet his native lanquage is better than mine or your's tho

    3ptmiller isn't posting from this side of 'the pond' nor is English his first lanquage.

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    Bball,

    Didn't realize that. I apologize.

    Having said that, I also maintain that irrationality transcends all languages.

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    Bball,

    Didn't realize that. I apologize.

    Having said that, I also maintain that irrationality transcends all languages.

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    I really don't see how anybody could be against it..............


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