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Lilly King might be considered a swimming superstar now that she's got an Olympic gold medal on her resume, but deep down she's still just a kid from Indiana.

And if you're from Indiana, that usually means your sports heroes include basketball players.

King is no exception.

Among the throngs of new followers she has on social media, one stood out: Former Indiana Pacers star Reggie Miller is now among her Twitter followers, and King was delighted to see that notification hit her inbox.

"I don't know if you know who that is but it's a pretty big deal for me," King told reporters on Wednesday, laughing. "It's been crazy getting all the support from people back home and that's really nice."