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    Sir

    I have been a fan of yours since your name was called out as our draft pick many years ago.

    Your backcourt running mate is hurt.

    Your super star starting power forward is hurt.

    You come out in what you said might be the biggest game in the franchises history & you only manage 5 shots.

    Tonight was when you should have stepped up & carried this team to victory but you failed to even try.

    You have saved the day more times than I care to even think about counting but tonight we really needed you & you were nowhere to be found.

    Reg, I love ya man but if are not gonna shoot the ball & by that I mean demand the ball, then set your *** down & let someone with the fire you once had try to carry this team.

    I'm hurt by this loss & there are others that are to blaim for this defeat but Reg, you are our hero, our hall of famer, you are the player that put the Pacers on the map.

    Reg, shoot the damn ball or set down.

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    Reg, shoot the damn ball or let Fred Jones do it for ya!

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    Did tonight add anyone to my Fred Jones bandwagon? The man is going to be something for us. Something special.

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    I second this letter, and I like the emphasis on shoot. I also like the emphasis on demand the ball. There could also be an additional letter sent to the coach to actually run more than five plays a game for Reggie since he's one of the only players on the team who needs screens to have big games and doesn't thrive on going one-on-one.

    There is absolutely no reason why the Pacers shouldn't run screens except for laziness and a lack of effective coaching. The Pacers run one screen for Jones and he scores. If the man isn't open on a screen, no loss. But isn't it more effective than just standing around?

    Barring a Reggie mega-miracle, this letter is far too late. Though when Reggie steps down, this team will not be the better for it.

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    Mr Miller, where Jose says "step up and demand the ball" he does not mean the way you did at the end of the 2nd quarter in which by your actions alone you killed any momentum we had going, this was the worst moment in time to "demand" the ball and don't say you didn't because even the idiots on tv noticed you did.

    tonight you not only passed up open shots, you also killed those that had someting going.

    Please, perform or sit down.

    You and your friend Rick killed us.

    Oh and btw, it was nothing Detroit did, it serves you better to eat some humiliation, at least Rick takes some of the blame.
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    Did tonight add anyone to my Fred Jones bandwagon? The man is going to be something for us. Something special.
    I've been on it for a while. And I think, if anyone, he'll be the "X factor" in game 6.

    As for Reggie, I remember the play where he passed up a decent three, got it back from JO, passed up another shot, and gave it back to JO for a shot that was no better than the two he passed up.

    I know he's mostly a situational shot-maker now, but I really do wish he'd shoot more. This is exactly when we need him.
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    Honestly, what does Rick have to lose? Perhaps Fred Jones should start Game 6.

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    Did tonight add anyone to my Fred Jones bandwagon? The man is going to be something for us. Something special.
    Me.

    I would like to give him an oppurtionty to start next season. Still get someone else in there to [Like a Brent Barrt or Casey J, someone that can shoot]

    Reason I say Fred Jones is he can create not only for himself but for others. I like him driving to the hole and dishing for an assist or slaming it home for 2 himself. I also like the way he has stepped up, for the most part, not just in the reagular season but more importantly in the post season.

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    In the 4th quarter, when there was still a ghost of a chance for the Pacers and Reg got the ball, you know what image came to mind to me when Reggie passed up a couple of those shots? Tayshawn Prince blocking his shot. You could almost feel it - he was afraid to shoot it because he was afraid TP would block it.
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    Honestly, what does Rick have to lose? Perhaps Fred Jones should start Game 6.
    No way the Pacers org benches Reggie in what could be the last game of the season, and maybe even his career.

    I could see Freddie starting for Jamaal though. Worked with Croshere in game 4, maybe it'll work again.
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    Tonight was all the proof anyone ever needed to know that Reggie just doesn't have it anymore. He's not deferring to his teammates, he's not picking his spots. He simply doesn't have it anymore. He's old. He can pick his spots occasionally, and he'd still be good in the 2nd unit, but as I've been saying for a while now, he's not starter material. He's almost non-existant offensively, and the same goes for his defense. Again, I don't have any problem with him coming off the bench, but Fred Jones needs to get the lion's share of his minutes the rest of these playoffs, and he should be the starter, unless we get someone via trade who is better than Jones.

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    Did tonight add anyone to my Fred Jones bandwagon? The man is going to be something for us. Something special.
    Been on it for quite awhile. Only highlight of this game.
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    This isn't 1999 Folks , Like I said all Along if were counting on Reggie Miller to save us this series ..we will Lose and I also say He will not be the Reason we will Win this series if we do Win it .

    It was Typical Reggie Miller almsot like a story book , Scores 15 in Game 4 and is a ghost for the most part in Game 5 .

    When will people realize Reggie can't perform like he did in 99-00

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    Here's another letter to Reggie: YOU SUCK.
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    Here's another letter to Reggie: YOU SUCK.

    I don't know if I'd go that far, because he could terrorize a younger 2nd unit shooting guard if he was placed in the 2nd unit, but either there's not a good enough replacement for Reggie at the 2, or there's some sort of fear of fans rioting in the streets if Reggie was benched.

    If, for instance, we traded Artest and Bender for Tracy McGrady, we'd obviously start T-mac at 2 and Harrington at 3. That would leave a serious gap in scoring ability for Reggie to fill in the 2nd unit. Get a bunch of guys who can set screens, score on garbage points, and set screens, and let Reggie humiliate guys like Lucious Harris, Jamal Crawford, and Ricky Davis.

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    We don't EVER trade Ron.
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    I look at the Season stats and I just shake my head on anyone who wants to trade Ron and keep Al and I won't even go there on how Poor Al's playoff stats are not to mention his lack of defense skills , compared to Ron.

    Al might improve alittle , but I believe he is pretty close to his peak at the level he can play at on a constant basis.

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    We don't EVER trade Ron.
    especially for Tmac OMG ARRRRGH did someone really say that? eindar... you can't be serious.

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    We don't EVER trade Ron.
    especially for Tmac OMG ARRRRGH did someone really say that? eindar... you can't be serious.
    See my post in the other thread where a Tmac trade comes up. It's all hyperbole, really. It would be the first time ever the Pacers have made a trade for a top 10 player who was a top 10 player at the time of the trade, so it's highly unlikely to happen. Second, the Magic are dealing from a position of weakness. Most likely, they'd be willing to take Harrington Bender, and a 1st rounder or two (which will be high first rounders, because we're going to be good for years and years if we get Ron, T-Mac and O'Neal on the same team). Nobody else is going to offer them more than a super sub/starter, a potential star in the league, cap relief soon (Pollard), and draft picks.

    Or, nobody's going to offer them more in talent that doesn't also have a major drawback. Take Houston for example. They could get Steve Francis, but he's already shown that he doesn't want to pass the ball unless it's forced out of his hands. Is this the guy they want to pair with Okafor? Parker and Ginobili would be good pickups, but the Spurs aren't going to offer that much. It would leave them with nothing at the point guard, and almost nothing anywhere else on the team. Duncan and McGrady would have to combine for 70 a night every night to win the west.

    If they took Harrington and Bender, Pollard and 2 1st round picks (or not, depending on if they want the cheap players, or if they'd prefer to save the cap space), they'd be ensuring Okafor would have good, young talent with playoff experience to play with, they'd be getting 5 million in Pollard and 13 million in Hill off the books in a couple years, which would be just in time to either sign a cornerstone to go with the already mentioned 2nd options, or re-sign Bender if he turns into McGrady but longer.

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    Ron > Tmac every day every time. Only Magic fans or people that dont understand defense would say otherwise, not to mention the heart and desire to win.

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    I'd give up Bender and Pollard for him. Not AL or Ron at all. Doubt the magic would wanna do that. And only a S&T would bring him here.

    I really seriously doubt Tmac though. He seems to be all about the good times but not the bad. We dont need that player on this team. We need guys who see adversity and it fires them up to overcome not give up =/

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    Ron > Tmac every day every time. Only Magic fans or people that dont understand defense would say otherwise, not to mention the heart and desire to win.
    McGrady is not a horrible defender, and our team defense wouldn't be much worse. I don't know why you're questioning Tmac's heart. Because he doesn't want to be Allen Iverson and try to carry a team on his back to a championship, only to end up beaten and broken before age 30, with nothing to show for it besides a bunch of street cred? Because he'd rather jump ship to a solid organization than stick with one that has shown to be mediocre at best, and will be handcuffed financially for at least 1 or 2 more years?

    Are you saying you wouldn't want out if you saw no end in sight to terrible seasons where entire defenses were focused on you, hindering you from playing your best game with no relief, and being booed and chastised because you can't single-handedly beat the entire other team? The only player worth anything on that team is Drew Gooden, and he's still not any better than Al Harrington. They let Troy Hudson walk, they let Darrell Armstrong walk, they fired Doc Rivers, and they made a pretty bad trade with Memphis involving Mike Miller, as I recall.

    You wouldn't want out? If you did, would you deserve to be called gutless and a quitter and be told you had no heart?

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    How many games did Tmac play the last month of the season? He had that same injury Iverson had huh?

    More like he gave up he quit when the going got tough. boooooo on Tmac. He doesnt deserve to even play on the same team as Ron.

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    I don't Blame Tmac for wanting to jumpship , he isn't surrounded by any talent that can really help him much and Eindar is right , why should Tmac carry his team on his back , so he can be a broke down player before his time , the Magic got a long road before they are contenders. 1 player can't carry a whole team to a chamionship you need a cast of players , just like the Bulls when MJ played he had help , Joradn without the cast of players he had would have never 1 chamionship on his own skills.

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    To the initial post:
    To say that Reggie didn't try is to question his heart, his motivation. Don't give me that crap. The guy wants a ring more than any guy in the league.

    Bad game. Probably. Offense on longer set to run through him. Even more likely. Don't come to me with "you didn't try". Take that stuff home with you to Detroit because you must be a Pistons fan. Reggie didn't try?

    GET OUT OF HERE.

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