Reggie plays redemption song for Pacers

Updated: April 4, 2005, 1:17 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
INDIANAPOLIS – Ten years from now, you're going to tell your kids, maybe your grandkids, about how Reggie Miller and the Indiana Pacers helped save the NBA.

You'll tell them how the Pacers persevered through one of the ugliest incidents in the history of the league.

You'll tell them how the Pacers battled through suspensions, injuries and hopelessness without excuses.

You'll tell them how a 39-year-old jump shooter, years past his prime and in the last season of his career, found within himself not only the courage to compete, but the resolve to inspire the few healthy remaining teammates he had to do the same.

Someday, you'll talk about the improbability of it all.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer