Reggie Miller never had interest in teaming up with MJ
TNT announcer Reggie Miller prior to the Phoenix Suns game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Reggie Miller never had any interest in teaming up with Michael Jordan

Reggie Miller was one of the last great rivals Michael Jordan had in his legendary career, as Miller's Pacers nearly knocked off Jordan's Bulls in the 1998 Eastern Conference before Jordan would go on to win his sixth career championship. And when asked if he wished he had joined Jordan instead of trying to beat him, Miller gave a hilariously candid answer.

"No," Miller told ESPN's Nick Friedell. "And if Michael Jordan ever would have called me and tried to sway me to come to Chicago, I would have told him to go f--- himself! I'll be coming to see you on I-65 or whatever that highway is there. I'll be down to see you."

This response should not come as a shock to anyone familiar with Miller, who is infamously competitive and has made it abundantly clear how much he wanted to be the guy who took Jordan down. Miller was also loyal to the Pacers, as he spent his entire career in Indiana and said that he "never came close to going anywhere else."

In the era of superteams and player empowerment, stars spending their entire careers with one team is increasingly rare, though guys like Steph Curry and Dame Lillard have kept that tradition alive so far.

Blake Harper is a writer based in New York. He's originally from San Diego and is one of the few Chargers fans left. He doesn't believe in ties and loves elaborate celebrations. Follow him on Twitter @beezyharps 

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