Well said.It's kind of wierd that this thread came up. Late last night, after reading all the doom and gloom about the draft night trade, I decided to post what I had learned about Brandon Rush after traveling to Austin/San Antonio and watching him the NCAA finals.
Folks might take exception at the gall of a rookie even mentioning his name in the same sentence with the name of Reggie Miller, especially a Pacer fan.
But I suspect that Rush realizes that there are a lot of similarities between important aspects of his offensive game and that of Reggie Miller.
Because quite frankly, except maybe for maybe the young Reggie's ego and boldness in expressing that ego, whereas Rush is much more humble, I'd say that the two are very similar in their offensive approach to the game.
And I believe that Rush is totally capable of being a mini-Reggie. He's certainly capable of hitting every shot that Reggie ever hit throughout his career.
It all comes down to whether he is willing to work as hard as Reggie did and whether he develops the mental toughness that Reggie was able to muster.
His offensive skill set is certainly comparable, except for maybe Reggie's floater.
But what I like is that he has publicly challenged himself. He made the statement, it didn't come from anyone else.
HE wants to be the next Reggie Miller. To me that is a very bold statement. Reggie's dedication to preparation is certainly very well known to anyone who has followed basketball over the last 20 years. So to me, Rush's statement has to mean that he is absolutely willing to work his butt off to become the best player he is capable of being.
A promise of such dedication is a very strong statement and its a promise by which he will certainly be measured.
Bayless or Rush? You guys can b!tch about that for the next 5 years.
But I'm liking what I'm hearing from Brandon Rush.