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Encyclopedia > Penny Hardaway
Anfernee Hardaway
Position Point guard/ Shooting guard
Nickname Penny
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Team Miami Heat
Nationality USA
Born July 18, 1971 (1971-07-18) (age 36)
Flag of Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee
High school Treadwell High School
College Memphis State University
Draft 3rd overall, 1993
Golden State Warriors
Pro career 1993–present
Former teams Orlando Magic 1993-1999
Phoenix Suns 1999-2004
New York Knicks 2004-2006
Awards 4-time All-Star
3-time All-NBA Selection
1994 All-Rookie First Team
1993 All American
1990 National High School Player of the Year
Olympic medal record
Men's Basketball
Gold 1996 Atlanta United States

Anfernee Deon "Penny" Hardaway (born July 18, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American NBA basketball player specializing as a point guard and shooting guard. He is currently a member of the Miami Heat[1], who signed him August 9, 2007. Injuries have plagued his career and reduced his effectiveness over a decade of NBA service. Hardaway's play often dazzled the home crowds and awed opposing team's fans on the road with his superb court vision coupled with a consistent scoring ability. His most productive years came in his days as a member of the Orlando Magic as well as the early portion of his stint with the Phoenix Suns. He as of the start of the 2007/08 season signed with the Miami Heat, thus bringing him back with his former big man team mate Shaquille O'Neal. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... The University of Memphis is a public American research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The University was founded under the auspices of the General Education Bill, enacted by the Tennessee Legislature in 1909. ... The 1993 NBA Draft took place on 30 June 1993 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ...

Contents

Early life

High School Career

Hardaway adopted the nickname "Penny" from his grandmother who used to say that Anfernee was "pretty as a penny" and hence his friends began to call him by that name.[2] Hardaway was raised by his grandmother while his mother was away working. His first love was football but his grandmother didn't want him to get hurt. He grew up playing basketball in Memphis for Treadwell High School, where he averaged 36.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 3.3 steals, and 2.8 blocks as a senior and was named Parade Magazine National High School player of the year. He finished his high school career with 3,039 points.[3] Hardaway then committed to Memphis State University (known as the University of Memphis since 1994). In addition to its most general meaning, a parade is: a general term for a collected formation of troops, typically with restricted movement; or a place or avenue for the parading of troops on ceremonial occasions, for example Horse Guards Parade in London and ANZAC Parade in Canberra; It can... The University of Memphis is a public American research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The University was founded under the auspices of the General Education Bill, enacted by the Tennessee Legislature in 1909. ...


College career

Hardaway had to sit out the 1990-91 season due to being academically ineligible. He wound up making the Dean's List with a 3.4 Grade Point Average as an Education Major. During his freshman season Hardaway was robbed at gunpoint and then struck by a stray bullet in the foot, putting his career in jeopardy. Luckily he was able to heal and resume his career.


In Hardaway's sophomore season (1991-92) he led Memphis with averages of 17.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 5.5 apg, 2.5 spg, and 1.3 bpg. He was named Great Midwest Conference Player of the Year as well as Conference Newcomer of the Year. He also lead Memphis to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. The playoff term Elite Eight has been popularized to refer to the final eight teams in the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, who play in the final game of each of the tournaments four regional brackets. ... // Final four redirects here. ...


In the summer of 1992 Hardaway was selected to the 1992 USA Basketball Developmental Team that scrimmaged daily against the 1992 Olympic Team.[4] Penny was teammates with Chris Webber, Bobby Hurley, Jamal Mashburn, Rodney Rogers, Eric Montross, Grant Hill, and Allan Houston. Amazingly, the Developmental team defeated the Dream Team, led by Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson, by a score of 62-54 in a 20 minute exhibition. Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III, better known as Chris Webber or C-Webb (born March 1, 1973, in Detroit, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. As a professional basketball player, he is a 5-time NBA All-Star, a former NBA rebounding... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jamal Mashburn (born November 29, 1972 in New York City) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Rodney Ray Rogers (born June 20, 1971 in Durham, North Carolina) is a former NBA basketball player who last played power forward for the Philadelphia 76ers. ... Eric Scott Montross (born September 23, 1971 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Currently, he is known as the worst basketball player ever to play in the league. ... Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Orlando Magic. ... Allan Wade Houston (born April 20, 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA) is an American former professional basketball player who spent the majority of his career playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations New York Knicks. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Earvin Johnson, Jr. ...


Hardaway returned for his Junior season(1992-93) and bettered his numbers from the previous season. He averaged 22.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 6.4 apg, 2.4 spg, and 1.2 bpg. He accumulated two triple doubles (a rarity in college basketball). He was again named Great Midwest Conference Player of the year and an All-American. He also was a finalist for the Naismith College Player of the Year and the John R. Wooden Award that are annually given the most outstanding player in college basketball. A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which at least 10 of the following are accumulated in three of the categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. ... The Great Midwest Conference was an NCAA Division I athletics conference. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to college basketballs top male and female player. ... The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ...


Penny majored in Education at Memphis State, achieved a 3.4 cumulative GPA, but passed up his senior season to enter the '93 NBA Draft. In 1994, Memphis State retired #25, Penny's number while playing for the Tigers.[5] Penny returned to University of Memphis in May 2003 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in professional studies, 10 years after leaving school early to turn pro.


NBA career

Orlando Magic (1993-1999)

Penny was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 1993 NBA Draft (third pick overall), but was traded along with three future first-round picks to the Orlando Magic for the rights to first overall pick Chris Webber. He started out the season at the shooting guard position while he learned the point guard position from veteran Scott Skiles. By mid-season he took over point guard duties from Skiles. He immediately made an impact on the league, winning the MVP award at the inaugural Schick Rookie Game. Hardaway helped the Magic to their first playoff berth and first fifty win season. He averaged 16 points, 6.6 assists, 5.4 rebounds per game while his 190 steals ranked 6th in the league. He recorded his first career triple double on April 15 when he registered 14 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds against the Boston Celtics. For his efforts he was named to the NBA All-Rookie first team and was the runner-up for Rookie of the Year to the aforementioned Webber. The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The 1993 NBA Draft took place on 30 June 1993 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. ... Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III, better known as Chris Webber or C-Webb (born March 1, 1973, in Detroit, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. As a professional basketball player, he is a 5-time NBA All-Star, a former NBA rebounding... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Scott Allen Skiles (born March 5, 1964 in LaPorte, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Chicago Bulls. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The Rookie Challenge is a competition held during the NBA_All-Star_Weekend on the day prior to the regular All-Star game. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ...


The 1994-95 NBA Season saw Penny take his game to another level. The Magic won a franchise record 57 games while Penny averaged 20.9 points, 7.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game. In fact he was the only player to average at least twenty points, five assists, and shoot fifty percent on field goals during the regular season. He was named a starter in his first NBA All-Star game and was named All-NBA First Team. The highlight of the playoff run was the second round defeat of the Chicago Bulls which marked the last time a Michael Jordan-led team would lose in the playoffs. Along with Shaquille O'Neal, he led his team to the NBA Finals in his second season, where they were swept by the Houston Rockets. Despite the sweep Hardaway averaged 24.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 8 assists, while shooting 50% from the field in the series. The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), frequently referred to simply as Shaq (pronounced shack), is an American professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


An injury to star teammate Shaquille O'Neal at the start of the 1995-96 NBA Season forced Hardaway to garner more of the scoring load during the first few months of the season. He responded by leading the Magic to a 17-5 start. He was named NBA Player of the month for November by averaging 27 points, 6.5 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 1 block per game.[6] He was named a starter in the NBA All-Star game for the second consecutive season while leading the Magic to a franchise record 60 wins. For the season he was named to the All-NBA First Team for the second consecutive year while averaging 21.7 points, 7.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds and capturing 166 steals which was good for 5th in the league. He also finished third in MVP voting.[7] Hardaway was again the only player in the NBA who averaged at least twenty points, five assists, and shoot fifty percent on field goals during the regular season. The Magic's playoff run ended in the Eastern Conference Finals to the eventual champion Chicago Bulls. In the twelve game playoff run Hardaway averaged 23.3 points, 6 assists, and 4.7 rebounds. Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), frequently referred to simply as Shaq (pronounced shack), is an American professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


During the summer of 1996, Hardaway played on the 1996 US Olympic Games Basketball Team, which won a gold medal. Penny averaged 9 points, 4.4 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.4 steals in the eight games.[8] His two biggest contributions were in the quarterfinal game against Brazil where he chipped in 14 points and in the Gold Medal game against Yugoslavia where he scored 17 points. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Dream Team was the unofficial nickname of the United States mens basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. ...


The departure of O'Neal during the off season to the Los Angeles Lakers left Hardaway as the lone star on the Magic heading into the 1996-97 NBA Season. Hardaway struggled through an injury filled season but still managed to be named a starter for the third consecutive time in the NBA All-Star game. During the season Hardaway, being the team leader, led a coup to fire then coach Brian Hill with only 33 games left during the season, which damaged Hardaways reputation in the league.[9][10] In 59 regular season games he averaged 20.5 points, 5.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game and was named to the All-NBA Third Team. The Magic managed to make the playoffs with a 47 win season. In the playoffs the Magic fell 0-2 to the Miami Heat in the first round. Hardaway then scored 42 points in game 3 and 41 in Game 4 to force a Game 5 in Miami(becoming the 1st player in NBA History to score 40 points in back to back playoff games when his team scores less than 100 while also being the first player to score 40 points back to back in the playoffs against a Pat Riley coached team). Hardaway scored 33 points in Game 5 but the Magic fell short. Hardaway finished the playoffs with averages of 31 points, 6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.4 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game. His playoff scoring average finished a close second to Michael Jordan(31.1). Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pat Riley reacts to a call during a game. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


A devastating left knee injury, however, incurred early in the 1997-98 NBA season required surgery and forced him to miss the majority of the season. He was criticized for attempting a comeback sooner than expected by playing in the 1998 All-Star Game, where he re-injured his knee badly enough that he was forced to miss the remainder of the season (Hardaway has since endured another four surgeries on his left knee up to the present that have gradually deteriorated his explosive athletic abilities.) In 19 games he averaged 16.4 points, 4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.5 steals. The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Hardaway returned during the strike shortened 1999 season and managed to play in all 50 regular season games to lead the Orlando Magic to a share of the best regular season record in the Eastern Conference. He averaged 15.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and his 111 steals placed him 5th in the league. The Magic then lost a first round series to the Philadelphia 76ers in which Hardaway averaged 19 points, 5.5 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2.3 steals. It would prove to be his final season in Orlando. The 1998-99 NBA season was the 53rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in both the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the Summer of 1999, at the urging of Phoenix Suns point guard Jason Kidd[11], Hardaway was traded to the Phoenix Suns for Danny Manning, Pat Garrity and two future first round draft picks. The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California) is an American All-Star professional basketball player in the NBA. After earlier tours with the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, he is currently the New Jersey Nets starting point guard and captain. ... Daniel Ricardo Manning (born May 17, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Patrick Joseph Garrity (born August 23, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Orlando Magic. ...


In 369 regular season games with the Magic, Hardaway averaged 19 points, 6.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game. In 45 playoff games he averaged 21.8 points, 6.5 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.9 steals. The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ...


Phoenix Suns (1999-2004)

Hardaway was dealt to Phoenix before the start of 1999-2000 NBA Season to team with fellow All-Star guard Jason Kidd to form what was called BackCourt 2000.[12] Injuries to Hardaway's foot and Kidd's ankle allowed them to play just 45 games together(33-12 with both in lineup). In 60 games Hardaway averaged 16.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.6 steals. The Suns finished with a 53-29 record and a 5th seed in the Western Conference Playoffs. The ankle injury to Kidd forced him to miss most of the first round series against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. Hardaway stepped up and recorded a 17 point, 13 assist, 12 rebound triple-double in a crucial Game 3 win.[13] The Suns disposed of the Spurs in four games. The Conference Semi-Finals pitted Hardaway against his former teammate Shaquille O'Neal and the Lakers. The Suns fell short to the eventual champion Lakers in 5 games. Hardaway averaged 20.3 points, 5.7 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 steals, and 1 block per game during the nine playoff games. Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California) is an American All-Star professional basketball player in the NBA. After earlier tours with the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, he is currently the New Jersey Nets starting point guard and captain. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals (i. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), frequently referred to simply as Shaq (pronounced shack), is an American professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


The outlook was optimistic heading into the 2000-01 NBA Season but a dreaded microfracture surgery on his left knee forced Hardaway to miss all but four games during the season. In those four games he averaged 9.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.5 steals. Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments. ...


Hardaway entered the 2001-02 NBA Season healthy and managed to play in 80 regular season games. Kidd had been dealt for new point guard Stephon Marbury. Kidd's pass first style was switched with Marbury's shoot first style which led to Hardaway and Marbury butting heads. Hardaway managed to average 19.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.7 steals during the month of November. The team traded for guard Joe Johnson during the season which relegated Hardaway to the bench for the first time in his career. Despite this he averaged 12 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.5 steals during the regular season. Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California) is an American All-Star professional basketball player in the NBA. After earlier tours with the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, he is currently the New Jersey Nets starting point guard and captain. ... Stephon Xavier Marbury (born February 20, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing point guard with the New York Knicks. ...


Hardaway entered the 2002-03 NBA Season coming off the bench. Inconsistent play by young Joe Johnson allowed Hardaway to get back into the starting lineup early in the season. His steady veteran play was a key component to a team that had young stars such as Marbury, Amare Stoudemire, and Shawn Marion. Hardaway did miss 24 games with a hand injury in which the team went 10-14 in his absence. He returned in time to record a 10 point, 10 assist, 10 rebound triple-double on April 9 against the Dallas Mavericks. Hardaway finished the regular season averaging 10.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.1 steals. The Suns gave the eventual Champion San Antonio Spurs a scare in the first round before losing in six games. Hardaway averaged 12.7 points, 6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.2 steals in the series. Stephon Xavier Marbury (born February 20, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing point guard with the New York Knicks. ... Amare Carsares Stoudemire (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida) is an American All-Star professional basketball player for the NBAs Phoenix Suns and the USA National Team. ... Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player. ... A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals (i. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


The 2003-04 season saw Hardaway shuffle in and out of the Suns starting lineup. He was traded to the New York Knicks January 6, 2004 along with Marbury and Cezary Trybanski. He averaged 8.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 34 games for the Suns. The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Stephon Xavier Marbury (born February 20, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing point guard with the New York Knicks. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ...


In 236 regular season games with the Suns he averaged 12.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.3 steals. In 15 playoff games he averaged 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.8 steals. The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ...


New York Knicks (2004-2006)

Hardaway and Marbury helped lead the Knicks to the 2004 NBA Playoffs. In 42 regular season games with the Knicks Hardaway averaged 9.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1 steal. In 76 total games during the season he averaged 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. In the playoffs the Knicks lost in the first round to the New Jersey Nets. Hardaway led the Knicks in scoring in two playoff games while averaging 16.5 points, 5.8 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in the series. Anfernee Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American basketball player in the NBA for the New York Knicks. ... Stephon Xavier Marbury (born February 20, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing point guard with the New York Knicks. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2004 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2003-2004 season. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Hardaway spent most of 2004-05 NBA Season fighting various injuries. He averaged 11.9 points, 2.6 assists, and 2.5 rebounds during an 11 game during the middle part of the season. He finished the season averaging 7.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2 assists in 37 games.


Hardaway played just 4 games in the 2005-06 NBA Season while trying to rehab arthritic knees. He averaged 2.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2 assists in those games.


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Current Status

Penny was traded back to Orlando, along with Trevor Ariza, for Steve Francis on February 22, 2006, and waived by the Magic on February 27, 2006 to save money when his contract expired the following summer. Trevor Ariza, in UCLA uniform. ... Steve DShawn Francis (born February 21, 1977 in Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S.) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. He is nicknamed Stevie Franchise and self-described as Steve-O, with his on-court and off-court antics generating considerable controversy throughout... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Career Statistics

Regular Season Totals

GM GMS Min MPG FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3PT% FT FTA FT% RB RPG AST APG STL SPG BLK BPG PTS PPG HI
688 550 23,338 33.9 3973 8671 45.8% 495 1572 31.5% 2183 2822 77.4% 3111 4.5 3490 5.1 1106 1.6 311 0.5 10,624 15.4 42

Playoff Totals

GM GMS MIN MPG FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3PT% FT FTA FT% RB RPG AST APG STL SPG BLK BPG PTS PPG HI
64 63 2640 41.3 456 1018 44.8% 101 266 38% 291 390 74.6% 303 4.7 394 6.2 119 1.9 48 0.8 1304 20.4 42

Appearances on Regular Season Leader Board

  • Top 10 Games Played: 1994, 1996, 1999
  • Top 10 Minutes Played: 1994, 1999
  • Top 10 Field Goals: 1996
  • Top 10 Free Throws: 1996
  • Top 10 Free Throws Attempted: 1996
  • Top 15 Points: 1995, 1996
  • Top 15 Assists: 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Top 10 Steals: 1994, 1996, 1999
  • Top 10 Player Efficiency Rating: 1996

Appearances on Playoff Leader Board

  • Top 10 Minutes Per Game: 1994(3rd), 1997(4th), 1999, 2000, 2004
  • Top 5 Games Played: 1995
  • Top 10 Field Goals: 1995, 1996
  • Top 10 Free Throws Made: 1995, 1996
  • Top 10 3PT Field Goals: 1995
  • Top 10 Assists Per Game: 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2004
  • Top 10 Points: 1995(5th), 1996
  • Top 10 Points Per Game: 1996, 1997(2nd)
  • Top 5 Steals: 1995, 1997(3rd), 1999(5th), 2003(4th)

Orlando Magic Franchise Rankings

  • Games Played: 369 (8th)
  • Minutes Played: 13,721 (4th)
  • Field Goals Made: 2,542 (4th)
  • Free Throws Made: 1,568 (4th)
  • 3PT Field Goals: 366 (7th)
  • Total Rebounds: 1,752 (7th)
  • Total Assists: 2,343 (3rd)
  • Total Steals: 718 (3rd)
  • Total Points: 7,018 (4th)
  • Points Per Game: 19.0 (4th)

Orlando Magic Franchise Playoff Rankings

  • Games Played: 45 (1st)
  • Minutes Played: 1,842 (1st)
  • Field Goals Made: 339 (2nd)
  • Free Throws Made: 219 (1st)
  • 3PT Field Goals: 82 (2nd)
  • 3PT Percentage: .394 (1st)
  • Total Rebounds: 205 (4th)
  • Total Assists: 294 (1st)
  • Total Steals: 86 (1st)
  • Total Blocks: 33 (2nd)
  • Total Points: 979 (1st)
  • Points Per Game: 21.8 (3rd)

Career awards/accomplishments

  • Memphis High School Player of the Year (1989, 1990)
  • First team All-American selection by the Basketball Times (1990)
  • McDonald's All-American (1990)
  • National High School Player of the Year (1990)
  • Great Midwest Conference (Conference USA) Player of the Year (1992,1993)
  • College All-American (1993)
  • MVP of Rookie Challenge (Then called the Schick Rookie Game) (1994)
  • All-NBA Rookie Team (1994)
  • NBA Player of the Month (Nov 1995)
  • NBA Finals (1995)
  • Gold Medal - USA Men's Basketball (1996 Summer Olympics)
  • All-NBA First Team (1995, '96)
  • All-NBA Third Team (1997)
  • NBA All-Star Team (1995, '96, '97, '98)
  • Six career Triple-Doubles (5 Regular Season & 1 in Playoffs)

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Legacy/playing style

Hardaway's style of play was rare in the early 1990s. Players of his height were encouraged to play closer to the basket and oftentimes weren't ballhandlers. He was a pass first point guard who could score like a shooting guard. Hardaway was too big for most point guards to defend and too fast for shooting guards to defend.[15] Hardaway was also an underrated defender who finished in the top six in steals on three occasions. Hardaway's versatility and size set him apart from many other players of his era. In fact he was the only player during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons to average 20+ points 5+ assists and shoot above 50% on field goals. Early in his career Hardaway's flashy style of play was the closest thing the NBA had seen to Magic Johnson since his retirement. After the departure of Shaquille O'Neal in 1996 Hardaway's role changed to that of the primary scorer. Hardaway continued his role as a shooting guard in the early part of his stint with the Phoenix Suns. Later in his career injuries limited Hardaway's style to that of a versatile, smart role player who was a steady influence on younger players. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Earvin Johnson, Jr. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), frequently referred to simply as Shaq (pronounced shack), is an American professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ...


Hardaway's popularity reached its peak in the summer of 1996 as he was coming off two consecutive All-NBA first team selections and a selection to the USA Olympic Team. In addition he had the most popular basketball shoe on the market complete with the "Li'l Penny" commercial campaign voiced by Chris Rock. On a 1996 telecast of NBA on NBC Michael Jordan said that Hardaway was the player he felt comfortable passing the torch of greatness down to. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Christopher Julius Rock III[1] (born February 7, 1965)[2] is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The NBA on NBC was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the National Broadcasting Company television network from 1990 to 2002. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


Many NBA players such as LeBron James[16], Gilbert Arenas[17], Kobe Bryant, Joe Johnson, Tracy McGrady[18], Hakim Warrick, Rawle Marshall, Trevor Ariza[19], and Antonio Burks[20] have said that they idolized Hardaway when they were growing up. The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. ... Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Joe Marcus Johnson (born June 29, 1981 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a National Basketball Association player, currently a member of the Atlanta Hawks and the United States national basketball team. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. ... Hakim Warrick Hakim Warrick (born July 8, 1982 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a professional basketball player. ... Rawle Junior Kalomo Marshall (Born February 20, 1982 in Georgetown, Guyana) is an American basketball player. ... Trevor Ariza, in UCLA uniform. ... Antonio Cornell Burks (born February 25, 1980 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in NBA. Burks played at Booker T Washington High School in Memphis, then one year at Hiawasee Junior College before joining the University of Memphis as an invited walk-on. ...


Many of the shoes in Hardaway's signature shoe line, "Air Max Penny", have been reissued over the years as a testament to his former popularity.[21][22][23] The Nike Air Max Penny Series included Penny I–Penny IV.


Trivia

  • Appeared in the movie Blue Chips, where Nick Nolte plays a college basketball coach under intense pressure to win games. Nolte's character recruits players played by Hardaway, Shaquille O'Neal, and former Indiana University player Matt Nover.
  • Shares NBA record, with Robert Horry, for most three pointers made in a four game NBA Finals series with 11.[24]
  • Had jersey retired by Memphis on Jan. 23, 1994
  • Named #5 on the list of top 100 modern college point guards by collegehoopsnet.com.[25]
  • Leading vote getter on ESPN Conference USA Silver Anniversary Team.[26]
  • Hardaway's home was featured on a 2001 episode of MTV Cribs.
  • Is an avid fan of classic video games such as Galaga.
  • Favorite film is The Naked Gun.
  • Black Belt in Taekwondo.
  • Has a holiday in Memphis in his honor (July 15)
  • Favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Has been a spokesman for Nike, Sprite, Post Cereals, Hillshire Farm, Sony PlayStation, UNICEF, and Upper Deck.
  • Has three tattoos: a bulldog above his left ankle, "Part II, Heaven Cent" on his left bicep, and "The Storm is Over" on right arm.
  • Is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
  • Rapper Ahmad/Ras Kass/Saafir referenced Hardaway in the song "Come Widdit", on Street Fighter: The Movie's soundtrack.
  • Close friends with former teammate Bo Outlaw.[27]
  • Rapper Lloyd Banks said his Hardaway Throwback Jersey is his favorite.[28]
  • Rapper Cam'ron referenced Hardaway in his 2000 song "What Means the World to you".
  • Rapper Coolio referenced Hardaway in his 1996 song "It's All the Way Live (Now)" which appeared on the soundtrack for the 1996 basketball based film Eddie.
  • Idol growing up was Magic Johnson.[29]
  • Member of the 69 Boyz wore Hardaway jerseys in their 1994 music video for the song Tootsee Roll.
  • One of the players to have an extended cameo in NBA Live 2004.
  • Was high school teammate of former NBA player Elliot Perry.
  • Made a cameo in rapper Kia Shine's video for Krispy in 2007.

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References

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  6. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1208/is_n48_v219/ai_17786646
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  10. ^ http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2006/feb/23/magic_trade_francis_penny/?nba
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  13. ^ http://www.nba.com/suns/history/9900_recap.html
  14. ^ http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/47551/20070809/miami_signs_penny_hardaway/
  15. ^ http://www.jaybusbee.com/penny.htm
  16. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playoffs2003/story?id=1544907
  17. ^ http://www.nba.com/wizards/chat/arenas_chat_transcript_112105.html
  18. ^ http://hoopedia.nba.com/index.php/Tracy_McGrady
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  21. ^ http://www.soleredemption.com/archives/2006/06/24/nike-air-max-penny-1/
  22. ^ http://www.soleredemption.com/archives/2005/12/01/air-max-penny-iv-retroed-for-2006/
  23. ^ http://www.soleredemption.com/archives/2006/07/29/penny-air-foamposite-one-retro/
  24. ^ http://webuns.chez-alice.fr/finals/1995.htm
  25. ^ http://www.collegehoopsnet.com/columns/adamstanco/051125.htm
  26. ^ [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?page=espnsilverteams
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  28. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page3/story?page=10bqs/lbanks]
  29. ^ http://pennyhardaway.net/q-and-a.html

External links

1996 Olympic Champions Men's BasketballUnited States
Charles Barkley | Penny Hardaway | Grant Hill | Karl Malone | Reggie Miller | Hakeem Olajuwon
Shaquille O'Neal | Gary Payton | Scottie Pippen | Mitch Richmond | David Robinson | John Stockton
Coach: Lenny Wilkins

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Penny Hardaway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (763 words)
Anfernee Deon ("Penny") Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a 6' 7" (2.01 m) professional American basketball player in the NBA playing at small forward/shooting guard.
Hardaway adopted the nickname "Penny" from his grandmother who used to say that Anfernee was "pretty as a penny" and hence his friends began to call him by that name.
Hardaway's greatest disappointment was not winning an NBA championship after being swept by the Houston Rockets in the 1995 NBA Finals.
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Hardaway was acquired on Wednesday, along with forward Trevor Ariza, from the New York Knicks in exchange for guard Steve Francis.
Hardaway (6’7”, 220, 7/18/71) had appeared in only four games this season for the Knicks, averaging 2.5 ppg., 2.5 rpg.
Hardaway spent his first six seasons with the Magic, appearing in 369 games and averaging 19.0 ppg., 6.3 apg., 4.7 rpg.
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