Exactly 18 years ago today, Reggie Miller beat New York in Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals with his iconic “eight points in 8.9 seconds” run. And now with New York and Indiana meeting again to relive their playoff rivalry, Miller and Spike Lee are having their own little game-within-the-game.
To juice up the fans’ emotions earlier in the day, Reggie baited them all on Twitter:
Since its the anniversary of the 8pts, maybe I walk by Spike tonight and give him the choke sign for old times sake…jk jk, I’m an ANGEL..
— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) May 7, 2013
Later, Spike made out like Chris Bosh in a postgame interview, videobombing Miller like a pro.Subscribe to UPROXX
But the best part of all didn’t come until the final moments of New York’s 26-point blowout win. As the seconds were ticking away in the fourth quarter, we’re pretty sure we could make out a “Reg-gie sucks!” chant serenading down from the upper deck. Eighteen years later and the fans still haven’t forgotten.
What do you think?
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