Reggie Miller in the Nike Air Thrill Flight

Today in Performance Sneaker History: Reggie Miller Sets 3-Point Record in Nike Air Thrill Flight

The Nike Air Thrill Flight must have been a lucky model for NBA players in the '90s, because both Gary Payton and Reggie Miller hit career milestones in the sneaker. For Reggie, it was during the Indiana Pacers April 12, 1996 road game to Orlando. The Pacers muscled through with a 111-101 win, but Miller set an individual feat as well. Shooting 6-11 from the three-point arc that night, Miller became just the second player to make 1,200 career three pointers. His final total of 2,560 has since been surpassed by Ray Allen, but Reggie will always be remembered as one of the NBA's elite shooters.

As mentioned, Miller was wearing the Nike Air Thrill Flight for this record-setting game. Marketed as a take-down variation of the Nike Zoom Flight 95, the Thrill Flight dropped Zoom cushioning, but maintained a similar aesthetic to the Zoom Flight.

Miller was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last year and is currently an NBA analyst on TNT.

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