Yesterday, we were reminded of Reggie Miller nearly ruining a classic LeBron highlight with his efforts to turn “Welcome to your Kodak moment!” into his broadcasting catchphrase.
This clip made me happy at first then Reggie ruined it with "Get ready for your Kodak moment!" and it took me back to a very dark time when he was trying his hardest to make that horrible catchphrase a thing. Why was he trying to make that a thing https://t.co/DcDcRbm8HZ
— Aye throw that Boyz II Men on (@DragonflyJonez) April 19, 2019
The “click click” really sends it over the top into “what the fuck” territory. The call was crushed and mocked whenever it came back, but Reggie still tried to make it a thing for a while, ruining plenty of otherwise awesome playoff dunks.
And it came back today. For context, here’s Caris LeVert yamming on Joel Embiid, a purely enjoyable thing, especially as called by Kevin Harlan:
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 20, 2019
But later, as the broadcast went to commercial, Reggie went and did it:
We didn’t get a “click click” Reggie! How was Joel Embiid supposed to get ready for his moment?
? he literally just said this wtf https://t.co/77rEZturMy
— GTGYAL ?? (@gtgyals) April 20, 2019
reggie just ruined that lavert poster on embiid with his welcome to your kodak moment bullshit again smh @DragonflyJonez
— ??? (@JUL2523) April 20, 2019
Reggie Miller still tryna make that Kodak moment like a thing….
— Darien C. Boyd (@sirdeeboyd) April 20, 2019
@DragonflyJonez Did I really just hear Reggie try and coin, “welcome to your Kodak moment!” For the 100th time?
— Drama (@c7ynch) April 20, 2019
Some even blamed yesterday’s reminder:
@DragonflyJonez REGGIE SAW YOUR TWEET HE BROUGHT THE KODAK THING BACK WHAT HAVE YOU DONE
— Grant Nicholson (@GrntNicholson) April 20, 2019
Honestly, that might be the case! The timing is certainly suspicious. Regardless of the reasoning, let’s hope this is the last time Miller attempts to use it. Or, failing that, let’s hope he uses it responsibly like he did today: a minute or two later, during a replay, so in future years we don’t have to hear anything but Kevin Harlan calling the dunk.