One of the top college players during the early 1990s while at Memphis State, Anfernee Hardaway was a standout, quick-moving point guard during his playing days in the NBA. He averaged around 18 points per game thru his first seven pro seasons, including a 16.1 ppg as a rookie with the Orlando Magic in 1993-1994.
An All-Star in the NBA, Penny Hardaway delighted basketball fans until he battled knee problems starting in 2000.
Upon Further Review:
After leaving the NBA because of injuries in 2005, Penny Hardaway is seriously thinking of returning for 2007.
The Associated Press reported the following in August 2007
At 36 years-old, Penny Hardaway getting comeback shot with Shaq, Wade and Heat
Able to run and jump without pain for the first time in at least five years, Penny Hardaway insists there’s much he can do in the NBA. The Miami Heat agree. Hardaway spoke of a new contract with the Heat, one that comes with no financial guarantees for the 36-years-old who has battled knee problems for much of his career. ‘I definitely have competitive juices flowing,’ Penny Hardaway said. ‘I want to win a championship ring. I still love the game. It’s not about the money.’
Shaq O’Neal told the Miami Heat that he approved of their plan to sign Hardaway before the agreement was finalized. Heat guard Dwyane Wade can also be counted among those also supporting the plan.’
The Heat have nothing to lose because the deal for the career 15.4 scorer doesn’t include any guaranteed money.
The staff at www.sportshistorian.com states: Only time will tell. Could be a Championship Ring is in the future for Anfernee Hardaway. We wish him the best.