words // Nick DePaula

Long before he was an annoying basketball analyst on TNT and rarely ever TBS Very Funny, Reggie Miller was actually a damn good NBA player and one of the league's most clutch performers around. The grander the stange, the more Reg wanted to take the last shot. 

When Michael Jordan, the key guy standing in Miller's path through the playoffs, retired after the 1998 season, Miller naturally did the only logical thing -- rocked Air Jordans until he retired.

It was personally an odd sight to see -- almost like Spike wearing Bulls or Pacers gear -- but Reggie did the Js justice. While the franchise had won 3 ABA titles before joining the National, Reggie led the Pacers to what was technically their first-ever NBA Finals appearance in 2000.

Miller wore a custom Black / Varsity Maize colorway of the oft-debated Air Jordan XV throughout the playoff stretch, with a personalized "REG" screen along the heel tab. 

Check out Reggie in action during the 2000 Eastern Conference playoffs and the NBA Finals ahead: