It what could be a surprise to both Indiana Pacers supporters and overall fans of the NBA, multiple reports have come out Friday claiming that Indiana Pacers guard Reggie Miller will not enter the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
The even bigger shocker? Miller didn't even receive enough votes to become a finalist.
A player needs at least 18 of 24 overall votes from the Honors Committee, which includes hall of fame basketball players, executives of the league, and members of the media.
According to Yahoo Sports, the finalists will be named today, and here are the list of other players who were up for the vote: Mark Jackson, Bernard King, Chris Mullin, Don Nelson, Dennis Rodman, Maurice Lucas, Jamaal Wilkes, Rudy Tomjanovich, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Tex Winter, Spencer Haywood, Maurice Cheeks, Ralph Sampson, Bill Fitch, Dick Bavetta, Rick Pitino, Joe B. Hall, Jim Valvano, George Raveling and Marty Blake
Miller, who is one of five Pacers players to have his jersey number retired, placed with the Pacers from the 1989-90 season to 2004-05. Miller is the second all-time leader in three pointers with 2,560, made the All-NBA Third Team three times, was an Olympic Gold Medalist in 1996, and led the team to the 2000 NBA Finals.
Report: Reggie Miller left off Hall of Fame finalists list
In his first year of eligibility for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, former Pacers guard Reggie Miller did not receive enough votes to become a finalist for enshrinement.
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