Former Indiana Pacers star Reggie Miller has decided not to attempt a comeback with the Boston Celtics in a cheap attempt at his first championship ring. Miller, who is the NBA’s all-time leading 3-point shooter, retired in 2005 after 18 seasons in the NBA. However, Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge contacted Miller about coming back to play with the new Eastern Conference Triumvirate of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.
“That’s it,” Miller told The Indianapolis Star. “Physically, I know I could have done it. But mentally, when you do something like this, you’ve either got to be all in or all out. And I’ve decided I’m all out.”
“Earlier, I was ready to come back. I was going to do it. But then I flew back here, I thought about it, I talked to a lot of people, and honestly, most people told me I should come back,” Miller said. “Charles [Barkley], Mark [Jackson], Doug [Collins], they all said I should do it. And when I was back in Indy this week, people on the streets, they’d tell me to do it. But as the day went on, I just realized I wasn’t ready mentally to put myself through the grind again.”