Reggie Miller’s eight points in nine seconds will go down as one of the worst beats in New York sports history. Because of that performance, his jawing with Spike Lee and his memorable choking sign in Madison Square Garden, he’ll go down as one of the great villains in New York Sports. Perhaps coincidentally, drug dealers used the Hall of Famer’s jersey number – 31 – as code for 31 grams of cocaine. A press release earlier this month from New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman:
For example, as alleged today in court, one defendant was recorded asking another defendant to give him “a Reggie Miller” – a request to purchase 31 grams of a cocaine using an implied reference to the jersey number of former NBA player Reggie Miller.
If only Miller were able to find a way to slyly work this into an NBA playoff telecast. It certainly would be an upgrade from the stuff he normally says.
Drug dealers in New York sure do love using NBA player numbers as code.
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