12. Penny Hardaway

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Penny Hardaway
His career statistics may not reflect a Hall of Fame resume, but in the late 90’s, one of the most dynamic and marketable professional Basketball players in the world was an unusually tall Point Guard named Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. Penny was a two time First Team NBA Selection and was the running mate of Shaquille O’Neal who collectively took the Orlando Magic to relevance and was part of Dream Team II. Unfortunately, Hardaway succumbed to injuries early in his career, and a serious one to his knee in 1997 took away his superstar status on the court, and he struggled to be average for the rest of his career. Still, his overall popularity cannot be ignored, and Penny Hardaway might very well be a first ballot inductee to the Hall of what could have been.


Should Penny Hardaway be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree with this induction. - 73.5%
I am fine with this induction. - 16.4%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 7%
No opinion. - 1.4%
Kick him out! - 1.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2014
  • Position: Point Guard, Shooting Guard
  • Played For: Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns
  • College: Memphis
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 3rd Overall in 1993
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star Teams (4) (1995, 1996, 1997 & 1998)
    First Team All NBA Selection (2) (1994-95 & 1995-96)
    Third Team All NBA Selection (1) (1996-97)
    First Team All American (1) (1993)
    Great Midwest Player of the Year (2) (1992 & 1993)
    Championship Rings (None)
    Olympic Gold Medal (1) (U.S.A., 1996)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played: (1994-95 & 1998-99)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals: (1) (1995-96)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (1) 1995-96)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists (1) (1995-96)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (2) (1993-94, 1995-96 & 1998-99)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points (1) (1995-96)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (1) (1998-99)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals per Game (3) (1993-94, 1995-96 & 1998-99)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (1) (1995-96)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (1995-96)
    Top Ten Finishes: Box Plus/Minus (1) (1995-96)
    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (1) (1995-96)

Should Penny Hardaway be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree with this induction. - 73.5%
I am fine with this induction. - 16.4%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 7%
No opinion. - 1.4%
Kick him out! - 1.7%

Comments   

0 #2 jchuk 2017-04-07 06:39
Tough one here - he was going to be the next big star before injury. He had a couple huge seasons before his injury but was never the same afterwards. I would have to say no due to his best years being ended shortly.
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0 #1 jordasdvfe 2015-03-12 13:51
Yes he should he was a great player :lol:
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