ESPN Films 30 for 30: Winning Time - Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks
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Through thrilling highlights and engaging interviews with Miller, his sister Cheryl, Spike Lee, Patrick Ewing and many others, Peabody Award-winning director Dan Klores uses humor and wit to capture the intensity of a rivalry between two cities and create a "terrifically entertaining piece of work*" critics were calling "the hit of Sundance**." (*The New York Post, **The Oregonian, 2010 Sundance Film Festival)
- 2 Director's Statements
- 11 Extended Interviews
- 3 Featurettes
- 1 Deleted Scene
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As much as I hated Reggie Miller, his interviews have a sense of humor that bring this DVD to life. The documentary paints a complete picture of the early part of his career -- how he always had a chip on his shoulder, whether it was being drafted instead of Steve Alford, or trying to top his sister's 105-point game.
Although the director, Dan Klores, claims to be a New York fan, I think he provides a balanced look from both perspectives: Indiana and New York. He describes how both places claim to be the Mecca of basketball, and what members of both communities think about the other.
Altogether, this DVD is a fun piece of nostalgia that makes you yearn for the great rivalries of the 1990s, something that today's NBA sorely lacks.
The film focuses on the Indiana Pacers' very bitter, very heated rivalry with the Knicks back in the mid-'90s, and Reggie, the king of histrionics, was in the thick of things. Everyone respected Reggie's game, but the same can't be said for his constant chatter. Reggie trash talks partly - or maybe mostly - because of his big sister Cheryl, in whose shadow Reggie chafed for a looooong time. There's a funny anecdote in which Reggie, when he was a kid, boasts that he had just scored 40 points only to learn that his sister had just scored 105. Cheryl Miller may just be the best female basketball player ever, and Reggie heard about this all his early life and when he was in UCLA and even during his career as a Pacer. Trash talking can be a self-defense mechanism, and Reggie was a virtuoso of baiting. Even Cheryl describes her little brother as "a bad itch down your spine that you can't get to." Patrick Ewing straight out called him a con man. And from another guy in the film: "The guy looked like Mr. Potatohead on a stick." But Reggie can back up his lip with his exploits on the court.Read more ›
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Reggie Miller vs Spike Lee, John Starks, and the Knicks-- bad guys lose. Love it forever. Great documentary in that it is riveting, entertaining, and well produced.Published 14 months ago by Trent Goldsmith