ESPN debuts their latest installment of the "30 For 30" documentary series. Stay tuned for the live blog during the West Coast premiere.
Reggie Miller was most famous for the choke sign he directed at lifelong New York Knicks fan Spike Lee. "Winning Time," the documentary directed by Dan Klores, takes a closer look at the infamous rivalry between the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers. Some of you might have already seen it but stay tuned for the West Coast premiere and live blog at 9 p.m. PST on ESPN 2.
- John Starks of the Kicks made a huge mistake not shaking Reggie's hand at the start of the series.
- This was how basketball should be played. The NBA should allow more jawing (and occasionally brawling) between players again. Ron Artest was the downfall of fighting in the NBA.
- "You're supposed to be a starting shooting guard in this league? Look at your stat line. This is embarrasing." Reggie to John Starks
- Starks was a pretty solid NBA player but when Charles Oakley gets mad at you for getting too physical, you know you went too far.
- Spike Lee is the man. This is great footage of him yelling on the sideline. But he shouldn't have said anything when Pippen posterized Ewing. That was a shut-up moment.
- 8 points in 8.9 seconds. Starks said it best: "Did he just did this?"
This was a very well done documentary. It combined great elements of journalism, film making, and basketball. It was packed with great sound bites, footage, and interviews. Transitions were wonderful and the Pacers-Knicks rivalry was covered extensively. It showed what it truly takes to win in the clutch and made me fall in love with basketball all over again. It is available on DVD through Amazon.com if you didn't catch it or want to pick up a copy.