During his Hall-of-Fame career with the Indiana Pacers, Reggie Miller scored more than 25,000 points as one of the most lethal long-range shooters in basketball history. More impressive are the points he makes about a rivalry I’ve been fortunate to experience since the winter of 1997. Now a commentator for TNT and CBS, Miller, who is a self-described “service brat,” asked to be included on CBS Sports Network’s Army-Navy coverage each of the last two years. In January he joined Chris Spatola (West Point ’02) and me for our telecast from Christl Arena. Following is a recent CBS feature re-living Reggie’s visit high on the Hudson, as well as highlights of our broadcast (courtesy of navysports.com and CBS Sports Network).
Out of sight of the CBS cameras, Miller has graciously and generously interacted with hundreds of Midshipmen and Cadets. In Annapolis last year, and again at West Point last month, he shook hands, signed autographs and posed for countless stills long after the traditional playing of the post-game Alma maters.
For the record, the Black Knights got even with February’s 56-55 triumph at Alumni Hall in Annapolis.