Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  116 responses

Penny Hardaway Wants to Play for the Miami Heat

Depressingly, Penny wants to make a comeback into the League, and sees an opportunity in Miami. He tells Bottom Line Sports that he’s been making inquiries about Miami’s interest in having him back: “I texted Erik Spoelstra, I texted Alonzo Mourning … telling them to put my name in the hat … I would definitely be able to help them. With the role they’re looking for, I feel like I can fill that role.”

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  • Will

    I hope he can make the team. It will be great having Penny back in the NBA.

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    So do I, Penny, so do I.

  • ALEX80

    Go Penny!!!

  • http://albayanos.com LeoneL

    While they’re at it, throw in Tim Hardaway.

  • rayray

    Impressively – Penny please please please come back -you deserve a ring! Slam can you post a ‘for old time sake’ of Penny throwing down – his dunks were like Kemps – way ahead of the times.

  • http://aol.com Run’N'Gun219

    As long as he brings lil penny and the whole team get to rock red and black penny foamposits

  • The Philosopher

    Will he hold up?

  • RedRum

    hahahahah!!! Bless you Penny, you made me laugh!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Didn’t we have this rodeo come through town 3 years ago?

  • funkdoc

    but…you suck?

  • T-Money

    You know what? Not a bad fit as the 5th or 6th perimeter guy. Miami doesn’t need any point guards besides Chalmers (who will hopefully come off the bench). I want them to roll like the 96 Bulls with MJ, Pip and Ron Harper. None of them were pure PGs but all of them could create, run the offense and play all over the court. Miami should go for that with Wade, Miller and James. Wade would be listed at pg because that’s what he would defend but Bron would be the primary playmaker.

  • Aristotle

    Every day it’s becoming more and more a circus…. Hopefully now with Wade, Bron, Bosh, Haslem, Miller, and Z, Miami might try and use their rookies to grow, and find a few more decent pieces instead of retired or injury prone players. Even Shaq… which could probably do things for the Heat as he chases rings, I still wouldn’t want him there as I don’t think you’ll be able to take that team to serious in the end with all the alpha dogs on the squad.

  • logues

    may as well have reggie come back too

  • Groves

    Can He hit the three? and fit into miami’s defensive scheme?

  • jumpman3224

    Hopefully Bosh will do the right thing and give up number 1.

  • LA Huey

    Penny is my all-time favorite but…No

  • Brickshooting J

    Didn’t this happen already like 2 or 3 seasons ago?

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Why is no one talking about the potential return of Little Penny? That is more important than if Penny plays a game. Little Penny could hang out with the LeBron puppet. Its a marketing gold mine for Nike.

  • Hussman25

    This is gettin a little out of hand now… Everyone tryin to piggyback their way to a ring… CO’MON SON?!?!?! LDR4 has a great advertising idea w/ the puppets tho. Penny, AI, T-Mac has all been “rumored” to join the “Superfriends” movement… Who’s next? Shawn Kemp?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy


  • Anthony

    NBA Live 97 all over again, im bringing back my Super Nes

  • J-MAC

    Yo! See if Bill Russell can get on too! They need a big man. Pennys trippin…

  • rayray

    this just in – malone and stockton sign with miami

  • JoeMaMa

    LeBron always said he loved Penny. A seat on the bench, a minimum contract? I think Riley could do this to further welcome LeBron.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    ***Breaking News*** AP just reported that Michael Jordan was seen leaving his Miami condo which he shares with his girlfriend and was headed into Heat offices around 10:14a. Not sure what this indicates, but the mind wanders!


    The Heat would be better served bringing back the Glove.

  • peter

    Eboy…but will he have to wear 45?

  • http://www.nba.com L

    I reallly want to see Reggie Miller roll with them more then Penny. But either way. Cool!

  • LA Huey

    It’s been reported that Rony Seikaly feels he could contribute and would like to be considered for spot.

  • WangChung

    PLEASE God, make this happen.

  • http://slamonline.com Clay Fisher

    at least he’ll be cheap, I mean they have NO money now. Who else can they afford?

  • K.a.

    Worth it just for lil penny comeback joing lil dez n mvp’s
    Plus chris rock will have a job now

  • tron

    The old new magic johnson teamed with the new new magic johnson

  • J-MAC

    Voshon Lenard?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    @Eboy: Dude, I don’t know if this means anything, but I had a dream last night that Jordan came back, I’m not joking man, and he was still good, like he was still strokin that patented fadeaway and everything. Is it a sign?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    And as for Penny, after all he’s been through, if he got on the team, I would root for them just hoping that he got a ring. He can be a good role player I’m sure, may show flashes of days past..

  • marc

    I hope he does sign so he can make some more foamposite colorways.

  • Noel

    Latest- C Webb planning comeback with Heat just to remind people that he and Darko should not be talked about in the same sentence


    @LAHUEY – The Spin Doctor is just who the Heat need, and make no mistake, Rony can still spin.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Yeah Mike is coming back.. to my Cavs.. hey we dont have someone to build around so..

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    LOL, Noel.

  • http://donnellsuggs1gmail.com Donnell Suggs-Atlanta Voice reporter


  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    next up: Matt Geiger.

  • Anthony

    Harold Miner, Steve Smith in the mix also

  • unrel

    seikly must be rolling in his grave

  • LA Huey

    Glen Rice: Did somebody need a shooter?

  • Chris

    Is this a joke?

  • unrel

    with chalmers out.. Bimbo Coles just texted Sherman Douglas to throw his name in the hat

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Billy Owens and Ike Austin just received non-guaranteed 1 year deals.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Also, Sasha Danilovic was just seen landing at Miami International with Vladamir Stepania in tow.

  • http://www.twitter.com/byob4life sav

    somebody tell penny to sit his $5 a$$ down before I make change!

  • Omar

    Charles Barkley is willing to put aside his differences with LeBron to play for the Heat as an enforcer.

  • http://dsjkflf.com Jukai

    Penny Hardaway coming back and playing well is about as likely as Pete Maravich coming back and playing well.

  • LA Huey

    PJ Brown wants one more ring.

  • hoodsnake

    Rick Ross is gonna leave his PO job to apply for ‘power’ guard apparently…

  • http://www.twitter.com/byob4life sav

    *BREAKING NEWS* Sedale Threat signed to Miami for 2 capri suns & a box of raisins

  • ktokyo

    why not? This is kind of like a create your own team on NBA Live 97.

  • ktokyo

    wow! I just saw that Anthony posted the exact same thing. Crazy!

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    If they could convince sheed…………

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    Anybody seen Steve Francis?

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Now I’ve got the itch to play old school NBA Jam. He’s on fire! Hello!

  • http://kb24.com jbn74sb

    The Heat just signed Dwayne Schintzius to a long-term deal, and are in negotiations with Matt Geiger and Rony Seikaly.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Reggie Miller anyone?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    Chris Webber?

  • The Philosopher

    Jon Sundvold.

  • LA Huey

    JVG says he’d be ready to throw down should they play the Knicks.

  • chingy

    Anyone of the greats who’ve never won a ring: join the HEAT!

  • Martey

    Everybody got jokes…Everybody give yourself a round of applause

  • skywalker

    penny was so dope back in the day, especially the shoes …before kobe , i had all penny and eddie jones posters ,anybody else remember that dude?

  • ciroqobama

    I’d rather have Yuta Tabuse.

  • timbo

    hahaha watch Antoine Walker come back, Karl Malone wants a ring, Patrick Ewing can fill the key lol and he can have his son join to he’s looking for a team. Get magic and bird to bust out the short shorts so that they can say they played together and boom theirs ur squad

  • http://www.meetgregschmidt.com Greg Schmidt

    Penny can play for the Heat. His contract will probably reflect his name, though. How old is this guy?

  • All Day

    Allen Iverson????? Wait, we haven’t heard anything from his personal publicist, Stephen A. Smith.

  • http://worldcup2010.worldsoccer.com/ Tariq

    Heaven Cent!

  • kk

    Ya’ll got me crackin’ up over here! Bringing back the days when I was a basketball addict! I’m totally out of the loop now. Don’t know who is hot or not! I would like to see Penny play. Hoping he would get injured again! :/

  • kk

    typo….hoping he WON’T get injured again.

  • Maya Laku

    BREAKING NEWS:Rony Seikaly signs with the Miami Heat for a one year deal

  • LA Huey

    Anthony Mason is willing to sign for the minimum and be an enforcer.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Jay Williams?? Master P ??? (Penny’s shoes from like 94 were the most comfortable shoe I ever owned. Re released them last year, but very hard to find the – Nike air half-cent)..

  • JTaylor21

    DJ Khaled just signed with the heat to become their mascot and he will be called chubby checker. He will hold up signs and make the crowd chant “all we do is win” and “we the best”.

  • ClydeSays

    The Miami bench is gonna be like a small town volunteer fire department. “Suit up! We gotta game tonight!”

  • http://Yahoo Shanoooooooo

    “Breaking News” Bimbo Coles to back-up Chalmers

  • ConeyIslander

    lol @ Shanooo.

  • boggs

    who da hell is bimbo coles?? lmfao

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    How old will Penny be this year?

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Penny’s my original all time favorite player. I could see it happening.

    Anyone else click on the radio link? I did. Quite possibly the WORST host/intro/set up I’ve ever heard. Embarrassingly bad.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    What radio link? ^

  • EJC 23

    Penny will be a great addition to the Heat. I had to chance to watch him in Sunset,AR and in Memphis,TN in some pick up games, and he still has it. Anyone else on here talking negative need to get your facts straight.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Teddy: the one in SLAMs piece above. Audio starts once you click on it. I got through a few minutes, but its so so soooo bad I closed it. Penny comes on eventually. The fact that radio feels compelled to tell you ‘your listening to the xxxx show’ EVERY four freaking seconds is enough to make me go bat-sh!t-crazy in itself. I digress.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    SASHA DANILOVIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robb

    I just learned that Karl Malone wants to join the Heat too.

  • Bassbesteck

    two words concerning this:

    michael schuhmacher

  • realdeal

    I would love to c my all time favorite player join the heat so WE could gone claim the thropy nxt season

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Everyone keeps making the same jokes.

  • joey dorseys elbow

    I saw penny play in a bluff city classic game, down here in Memphis recently. He looked solid. That is all.

  • joey dorseys elbow

    Also, off topic, but watching kendrick, joe jack, barton, and them running the break in some of the classic games was damned exciting. If Pastner can prove himself as a coach, then the ENTIRE ncaa better be on notice. These guys are more than legit.

  • snuff

    slam pls do an old school article on penny. he is my fave, and possibly an all time great if his career wasnt cut short bec of injuries. but penny stay at home and pls dont play! it this was 4-5 yrs ago it will be ok, but now, no!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Im going to sign a 10 day with them mid-way through the season and win MVP/MIP/Rookie of the Year/Coach of the Year/DPOY all at the same time.

  • Kashdef

    All the comments are pretty funny, but JTaylor21′s comment about DJ Khaled is so funny, that guy is such a clown, “We The Best” is all he says.

  • al

    luc longley called as well

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    this sh1t´s getting outta hand real fast..Penny?!2011?

  • http://4Aitkenroad,Hamilton,ScotlandML37YA Hambone

    wheres glen rice and his big ol bald head

  • Blackice87

    Glen Rice’s WIFE!!!! ex-wife? whatever… just bring that chick around.

  • JH14

    I`d love to see Penny play again, BUT, 07-08 he`s numbers were 3.8ppg in 20.3mpg. I know that he wouldn`t be there for scoring but he`s not a great defender or shooter and he`s what? 39 years old and got cut in 2007 by Heat so it doesn`t look good for Penny.

  • http://iamBCtoday@yahoo.com iamBCtoday

    bring tmac and penny in the heat.

  • http://www.twitter.com/unknownagent unknownagent

    If Michael Jordan returns it would be tha third returning or Jordan lol maybe he would become player/coach

  • Orlando Green

    The idea of bringing Lil penny and the Lebron puppet together is amazing!

    But yeah.. I love Penny…but he has to let go.. or else all the vets are going to join the heat to try to win a ring, Reggie, Malone, Barkley LMAO!

  • pennydunk_1

    It wouldnt work 3 years ago,why now? Anyway, GO PENNY!

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Latrell Spreewell still has kids to feed so it is interesting that he hasn’t lined up at the Heat’s door.

  • Tim Peezy

    i hope he do come back i really hope he do that way the lil penny commercials can come back out and everything for his shoes yo dat wuld b 2 raw

  • qnontalk

    that will be the missing piece to the puzzle. somebody who will razle dazzle when needed and settle them down when they want him to.

  • 6marjons

    I reckon the heat should sign patrick ewing as well, and charles barkley, hell why not even throw in john stockton as well?
    shut up penny you missed your chance, tryna sneak in the back door to steal one on your way out, how cheap are you

  • http://www.twitter.com/unknownagent unknownagent

    follow me on twitter@unknownagent thanks

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    Shawn Kemp!

  • the downtown brown clown

    tim hardaway and penny hardaway in one team! hehehehehe!

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