A look at opening night in the NBA

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Bankers Life Fieldhouse is one of the few newer NBA arenas that does not have any permanent statues, so when Bird, a former Pacers coach and the current president of basketball operations, was asked whether he would support putting one in for Reggie Miller, Bird was in favor.

“My feeling was always more along the lines of get your number retired and those sorts of things,” Bird said. “But if they put one in, I would be the first one to see it.”

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