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Reggie Miller and Chris Webber 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend Q&A

With the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend being around the corner, NBA legends and TNT analysts Reggie Miller and Chris Webber shared their thoughts on the upcoming events as well as on key players and on the ongoing NBA season during a conference call with international media.

Check out some of their most interesting answers below.

Reggie Miller on memories of his first All-Star Game in 1990

“I was literally knees shaking walking into my locker room when there’s [Michael Jordan], Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, I was in awe. Then across the way, there’s Magic [Johnson], James Worthy, etc. Kevin Johnson and myself, I believe were the only first-timers in that 1990 game. I have to believe I was star struck, I was a kid in a candy store. I’ll always remember being so nervous on the bus ride over, keeping my head down. I couldn’t believe being the presence of all these Hall of Famers.”

Miller on the race in the Eastern Conference

“I’m wondering, have [the Celtics] reached their ceiling? They’ve had so many games where they’ve been down by double digits and you can look at it two ways – they’ve come back and won a lot of those ball games, but how good are they really if they are down? Teams don’t fear them, like they do LeBron James or Golden State, Houston, and nobody’s talking about Toronto. To me, it’s Cleveland, Toronto, Boston in terms of the Eastern Conference in my pecking order.”

Chris Webber on what he remembers most about his first NBA All-Star Game in 1997

“My first one was very special… What was really special is it was the [NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team]. George Gervin patted me on the back and said, ‘I knew I’d see you here one day.’ I was in a room of all legends, the greatest to ever play the game. It was something that I’ll never forget. It was great playing in the game, but I remember more about the weekend than I do playing in that game.”

Webber on the Miami Heat acquiring Dwyane Wade at the trade deadline

“I think that they’re a dangerous matchup for anybody in the playoffs and as far as Dwyane Wade, there’s not anyone on that team that I’d rather take the last shot in the playoffs… I think he can absolutely play great in spurts, not like he used to, but in spurts, which you never know what that can do in the playoffs.”

Webber on the power wielded by LeBron James as a pending free agent

“If he was not this good, it would not matter… To me – and to some of my colleagues – it seems as if LeBron wants to come back… I don’t know, if you look at Golden State and other teams, would they need a LeBron, they’re already a championship caliber team? Why would he go to L.A. where he might not be a top-4 team in the West? I think that Cleveland, what he’s done for the economy and what he’s done for his city and the organization, I think he has the right to be judicious in making a decision… I think it’s about winning and protecting his legacy.”

NBA All-Star 2018 from Los Angeles will be broadcast on BT Sport 1. Coverage includes:
– Friday evening/Saturday morning, 2am: Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge
– Saturday evening/Sunday morning, 1am: State Farm All-Star Saturday Night
– Sunday evening/Monday morning, 1am: The 67th NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center in Los Angeles

Source: Pitch Media
Image: Getty / NBAE

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