This afternoon, Reggie Miller was on the Dan Patrick show on ESPN radio. First, Reggie was on and Patrick was asking if he decided and Reggie said that he doesn't know what he is going to do yet, but he is working out hard and doing 2 a days trying to see if his body can do it. He said that it wasn't going to be like when Jordan came back where he had to play 35 minutes a night. He said that is not going to be his role on the Celtics. Patrick called him on this and said that he was talking like he was already on the team. He also admitted that if he joined the Celtics they would be the team to beat. Patrick asked him if he would be slower in green and Reggie laughed and said "Slower than I am at 42 years old?" He was asked if he had any problems with KG, Ray Allen or Pierce and he said no, he didn't have any problems with them. He lit them all up. He said he even lit up Danny and Doc. He said his role will be to space the floor and hit the open shot and the focus would be on the big 3.
Patrick asked him how close KG lived and he said about a mile and that he had talked to KG. He said the only reason he would come back would be to win a ring. Someone was at Reggie's gate and they joked around that maybe it was KG and then they ended the interview. It was very light hearted with a lot of joking and laughing.
Then after the break, Reggie had called back and it WAS KG at his gate. At first KG and Reggie were joking about Dan's mustache and his acting. Dan asked KG what number Reggie would wear and he said "any number he wants." Patrick was asking if green would make him look slower and he said no that green makes you look faster and that green is the new white.
Dan asked him what kind of pep talk he could give Reggie to get him to come aboard and KG said he just needed to explain what he was coming in to and the potential they would have. He said it was like stucco and concrete. Stucco is strong and but sometimes there is leaks and concrete is much solider and that is what Reggie would bring to the team. KG said he is in full out "get Reggie" mode. If Ray Allen didn't come to the Celtics KG wouldn't have considered it because he didn't want to be part of a rebuilding program again. He wanted a new start with a veteran team that would give him a chance and this team gives him the best chance. They were both teasing Dan Patrick about his mustache throughout the conversation. Dan told KG that if he passes out to Reggie he wouldn't get the ball back and KG said it was ok because his assists would go through the roof. Reggie said that KG looks to be 7'2" but KG said he is 6'10.5" without shoes and 6'11.5" with his shoes. Patrick said he had it on good authority that KG was 6'14" and KG was sure he got that from Flip. Dan ended the call by telling KG to be gentle with Reggie and that it was up to him to get Reggie a ring since he couldn't get one on his own. To which, Reggie said that was a shot to the ribs.
KG and Reggie sounded like good friends and already like teammates. I have a feeling that Reggie is going to say yes to the Celtics, at least if KG has anything to say about it.