Donnie Walsh, Reggie Miller, and Stephen Curry: Irony for the New York Knicks?

Vinny YeagerCorrespondent IMay 26, 2009

BOSTON - APRIL 23:  Reggie Miller #31 of the Indiana Pacers waits for play to resume in Game one of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Boston Celtics during the 2005 NBA Playoffs at Fleet Center on April 23, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Pacers 102-82.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

In the 1987 NBA Draft, then GM of the Indiana Pacers, Donnie Walsh, took a huge gamble with the 11th pick.

With soon to be future NBA stars such as Mark Jackson and Reggie Lewis still on the board, Walsh took a massive risk and selected a skinny and scrawny shooting guard named Reggie Miller out of UCLA.

When Pacer fans heard this selection, they booed and got right on Donnie Walsh's case.

Little did these fans know, Reggie Miller would not only go onto to be the all-time leader in three pointers made, but also a New York Knick killer throughout the 1990's playoff runs.

Fast forward to this year's NBA Draft.

The Knicks have the eighth pick this year and can go in many different directions and are interested in a various number of players.

Yet, the player that seems to be right at the top of New York's draft board is a skinny and scrawny shooting guard named Stephen Curry.

Ironic?

Now, Stephen Curry may not turn out to be as great as Reggie Miller was, but the way it seems, Donnie Walsh does have a pretty good history of drafting skinny, yet lethal shooters.

Maybe one day we will see Stephen Curry hitting clutch shots in the playoffs for the Knicks, breaking the hearts of other teams' championship dreams.

After what Reggie Miller did to the Knicks all those years, that sight wouldn't be that bad to see at all.

*Also check out this article that I've written on MetroAreaSports.Blogspot.com