When Reggie Miller passed Patrick Ewing to move into 13th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list, it appeared he had climbed the last reachable rung on that ladder. To pass Jerry West, after all, Miller would have to score more than he's averaged in the past three years in the Pacers' remaining games.
Then Jermaine O'Neal got hurt, and Miller's game suddenly lost a few years.
Now, the man whose outline adorns the NBA logo is very much in his sights. Miller is just 26 points away from 25,000 for his career, and needs to average a modest 12.9 points in the final 17 games of the regular season to pass West (25,192). Miller has averaged 21.8 in his last eight and is at 13.7 for the season, putting The Logo well within reach.
Even more fuel to push Reggie as a 1st ballot Hall of Famer. He's already passed Patrick Ewing, which is quite a feat, but passing the man who the NBA based it's logo off of says a lot. I can easily see Reggie averaging 12-15ppg for the final 17 games, so hopefully he still continues to be aggressive and shoot when the team needs him.