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Penny Hardaway still eyes NBA return

Posted on: November 21, 2010 2:41 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:00 pm
 
Former NBA all star Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway wants to return to the NBA. Posted by Ben Golliverpenny-hardaway Anfernee Hardaway, better known as "Penny," was so flipping amazing at basketball that there's no snark allowed in any posts about him.  Penny earned that distinction after being the most electric point guard since Magic Johnson, after bringing the phrase "Tyra Banks, Fool!" into America's living room and after enduring cruel injuries that robbed him of a potential Hall of Fame career. With that disclaimer, Hardaway is now 39 years old, has been out of the league since 2006, and seriously believes he should get another shot at cracking an NBA roster. Boston.com has the relevant quotes in an excellent profile.
“I still love the game and I feel like I deserve that chance, but at 39, everybody’s looking at the age,’’ he said. “They’re not looking at it as if I can still play.
“I don’t have a lot of miles on my body because my knee was hurt for so long. But I feel like I can play a minimal role on anybody’s team and help out. Role players now are playing 10-12 minutes a night. That’s simple, man.
“My knowledge, my playmaking ability, I can still knock down an open shot. I watch the game and still see things out there I can do to help teams, but who knows if that will ever happen? I doubt it, but I’ll be ready if the situation did occur.’’
The interview also includes news that Hardaway sits courtside at Memphis Grizzlies games, marinating on his past. Boy, that's depressing. Like I said earlier, no snark allowed here, so let's just use this as a good opportunity to revisit a classic Nike commercial starring Penny in slow motion, courtesy of YouTube user DaniBoxx. Spectacular. "What could have been." The four words that will haunt Hardaway for the rest of his life. 
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Since: Jul 26, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2010 6:44 pm
 

Penny Hardaway still eyes NBA return

um in his Prime he was 21 pts 7 ast and 4 reb at PG while shooting over 50% from the field......so when you say he was not that good in his prime I think your crazy.....



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2010 2:58 pm
 

Penny Hardaway still eyes NBA return

How quickly we all forget how slick Penny was on the court. When I watch some of the stiffs currently employed by an NBA team, I mean, how could Penny not be an upgrade? He doesn't want to start. He's not looking to be the main man. He said he wants to help in any way he can and is willing to play a minimal role. He can do that. There's no doubt in my mind.


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Since: Mar 14, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2010 2:12 pm
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Since: Oct 13, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:00 pm
 

Penny Hardaway still eyes NBA return


Man they should limit the ability of morons to post on this website. Bottom line is Hardaway was above avg/all star *when he was healthy. Everyone says he hasnt seen a court in 3+ years, um hello do u think he was sitting on his couch. the guy played basketball every day from 1990-2008, do u think he just stopped when he wsnt in the nba? he has a very high basketball IQ, in a decreased role *should take smarter and fewer shots, and can def play a smart backup pg. many of  the current younger/backup players suck and he would be a smarter option if #1 his knees are somewhat healed and he has the quickness to stay in front on defense, and #2 he'd have to stay healthy. 10 min a game shouldnt hurt someone, but we wont know til we try. i think any team in the nba wouldnt hurt themselves by giving him a tryout.  teams can have a maximum of 15 players signed and practicing with them, but only 12 players ready to play per game. keep him on the bench, he'd be a good injury fill in, or 11-15th roster spot. You can find at least 1 guy that he could replace on any teams 15 player, hed be making less money and smarter plays. if you can find a team wihtout someone hed be better than, let me know




Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2010 11:42 am
 

Penny Hardaway still eyes NBA return

Put down the PIPE pal, you were an average player @ best!  I cannot beleive some of you are mentioning Hall of Fame!  You are kidding me right?  He is flat as broke!  There is no team in the NBA that would be stupid enough to give him a shot!  Enjoy your retirement selling off the street!  You pissed away your money like your pal - "Practice", "were talkin about Practice!"



Since: Nov 22, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2010 11:20 am
 

Penny Hardaway still eyes NBA return

Hater, Hater, HATER!  Too much hate and downing going on here.  If you knew sports you would know that if Penny didn’t have injuries he would be an Hall of Famer, no doubt.  Stop Hating!  I don’t like a lot of players but will give credit where its due.




Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2010 9:16 am
 

Hey Penny, Do the World a Favor...........

Do the world a favor and stay retired.  You weren't that good in your prime, so we definitely don't need you now.  Besides, you will only wind up on the IR in two weeks any way..  Any team that is desperate or stupid enough sign him should be contracted by the NBA.


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Since: Nov 22, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2010 8:21 am
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Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:57 am
 

Penny Hardaway still eyes NBA return

I'm pretty sure my Blazers are about ready to sign 'lil Penny as a center and  he's only like 11 yrs old.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:41 am
 

Penny Hardaway still eyes NBA return

Yep, he has been saying this to anyone who will listen since 2008. The only people listening are sports writers.


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