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Beach banner plane ad has tough message for Reggie Miller

August 11, 2009 |  8:38 am

Beachgoers on Santa Monica Bay are used to the stream of banner planes flying back and forth over the ocean, advertising the latest beer, the latest reality TV show and the latest SUV.

But this week, according to the Daily Breeze's Larry Altman, they saw something completely different -- a message directed at former UCLA and NBA basketball star Reggie Miller. Altman picks up the story:

"Reggie Miller stop pursuing married women" read the sign towed from Malibu to the South Bay, where crowds were watching the AVP Hermosa Beach Open. Hermosa Beach City Councilman Michael DiVirgilio noticed the plane Saturday flying over Second Street. "There were a bunch of 20-something guys sitting about 50 feet away who got a big kick out of it, and were laughing about it," he said Monday. "I would say people looked at it, and there was a little bit of chatter about it."

Of course, there is a tabloid backstory that may or may not be related to the aerial advertisement.

And, oh, Miller apparently lives in Malibu. Did he see it?

-- Shelby Grad