Two of Indiana’s most famous Olympic champions met Monday evening.
Lilly King, the finger-wagging Rio Olympic 100m breaststroke champion, and Reggie Miller, the Spike Lee-feuding 1996 Olympic basketball champion, were both at Monday’s game between the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers.
“The queen of trash talk has finally met the king of trash talk,” Miller said as he draped King’s medal around his neck. “While I was watching the Olympics, and everything was going on, what she was doing and stuff, I saw the TV, and I was like, Cheryl, that’s Cheryl Miller. Her demeanor and her confidence, I was like that’s Cheryl all over. I have to meet her.”
Reggie Miller has admired King since she famously defeated Russian Yuliya Yefimova at the Rio Olympics. He started following her on Twitter in August.
King also met actor Jesse Eisenberg on Monday.Follow @nzaccardi
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Can my Hoosier faithful please get in touch with my Olympic Hero Lilly King @_king_lil, I said on the Dan Patrick Show that I wanted to met her after the Olympics, please let her know I have 2 tickets for Monday's Jan 23rd Knicks vs Pacers game.. Please contact David Benner from the Pacers office..