#sports activities NBA legend Reggie Miller mourns the death of his father Saul, a former Air Force veteran
NBA legend Reggie Miller mourns the death of his father Saul, the former Air Force veteran who raised two Basketball Hall of Famers, a main league baseball participant AND a top-level volleyball participant in spectacular life
- Reggie Miller posted a touching tribute to his father on Monday night time
- Saul Miller labored with computer systems in the Air Force and was additionally a jazz musician
- He raised 5 youngsters with his spouse Carrie, and starred in basketball himself too
Reggie Miller introduced the death of his father Saul on Monday night time, calling him his ‘guardian angel’ in a touching Instagram tribute.
Saul served 25 years in the Air Force and had 5 youngsters with his spouse Carrie (together with Reggie) – 4 of whom changed into elite athletes.
‘This HURTS.. The man who purchased me my first set of baseball cleats, first basketball, who taught me to drown out all the outdoors noise and FOCUS is now and can eternally be my guardian angel,’ Miller stated on Instagram.
‘Thanks Pops for EVERYTHING!!! Say hi there to Mom for us, know that your teachings will reside on [through] me to my youngsters.
‘.. Please respect my brothers and sisters throughout this time, although tough he is in a a lot better place.. #PopGuardianAngel.’
Saul was a jazz musician in Memphis throughout his youthful years, and a high-level basketball participant in his personal proper, occurring to play at Lemoyne College, in line with creator Mark Montieth.
Saul Miller, father of Reggie, raised 5 kids and served 25 years in the Air Force
Reggie was not the solely basketball Hall of Famer in the household, as his sister Cheryl Miller was inducted as nicely in 1995.
His brother Darrell additionally turned a professional baseball participant, and his sister Tammy was a faculty volleyball participant.
Saul’s wide selection of influences impacted his kids.
‘Saul was/is jazzy cool, with aptitude and a trace of cockiness,’ Montieth wrote.
Reggie Miller has made the fourth-most three-pointers in NBA historical past, with 2,560 makes
Miller performed his total profession for the Indiana Pacers, and is a five-time NBA All-Star
‘He would discuss good-natured trash to his youngsters in video games of H-O-R-S-E, for instance. He additionally mastered self-discipline from his profession in the Army, which he handed on to his youngsters.
‘That’s why Reggie performed the method he did, with a mixture of ego, work ethic, flamboyance, respect for authority and self-discipline.’
Miller acquired an outpouring of well-wishes for his loss, with his former teammate Mark Jackson, TNT co-host Kenny Smith and soccer Hall of Famer Terrell Owens amongst these providing their condolences in response to his put up.