TV Watch: Winning Time – Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks
by Yvette Travillian
Basketball heads – set your DVR’s. ESPN is set to air a dope documentary called “Winning Time”, a film about Reggie Miller and the devastating heartbreak he and the Indiana Pacers repeatedly served to the New York Knicks during the 90’s.
Directed by Dan Klores with commentary from everyone from Spike Lee to Patrick Ewing, Winning Time will air as part of ESPN’s 30 For 30 series and takes a fast and humorous look at one of the biggest rivalries in NBA history:
Reggie Miller single-handedly crushed the hearts of Knick fans multiple times. But it was the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals that solidified Miller as Public Enemy #1 in New York City. With moments to go in Game 1, and facing a seemingly insurmountable deficit of 105-99, Miller scored eight points in 8.9 seconds to give his Indiana Pacers an astonishing victory. This career-defining performance, combined with his give-and-take with Knicks fan Spike Lee, made Miller and the Knicks a highlight of the 1995 NBA playoffs. Peabody Award-winning director Dan Klores will explore how Miller proudly built his legend as “The Garden’s Greatest Villain”.
Winning Time which also received great reviews at Sundance will air March 14 on ESPN.