May 14, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Former Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller announces the Indiana Pacers playing against the New York Knicks during game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers Throwback Thursday Edition

Hey, it’s a new year, so why not add some new feature to the dock? Kids these days are doing this #throwbackthursday, and well they’ve probably been doing it for a while, but I’ve never done it myself. Until now.

That’s right, 2014 will be the year of Throwback Thursday featuring the Indiana Pacers. Being an Indiana Pacers fan all my years, you have plenty of memories of the past. Where to even start is what I had to rack my brain over?

The easy route is to throw out one of the favorite memories I have of the Indiana Pacers back in the day. To me, growing up when the Pacers were that little man on the block was a good time. It was always exciting if the team was going to be on NBC as part of their major broadcast. That’s right, not every sporting event was always televised.

The NBA on NBC was where you wanted to be. Watching games on there was a treat, even if the announcers weren’t “for” your team. Fans around here always insisted Marv Albert and the boys were only for the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls, which could be true. I was only a kid then, so I didn’t put any stock or pay attention to that. I just wanted to watch my Blue and Gold, while wearing my Pacers painter hat.

To me, that’s the throwback memory I have. If you want specific on a memory, I can recall a time when I didn’t get to watch the Pacers, but still remember where I was. That moment where Reggie Miller had his fantastic 8 points in 9 seconds. Every fan back then just remembers where they were.

I was sitting in the car listening to it, while my brother had his track meet, and I couldn’t believe what was happening because I wasn’t seeing it. I had to go home and watch it on the highlights to make sure I knew what I had heard.

Those are the moments where people say “where were you?” and I’ll have that memory stick out the most.


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