Widely considered as one of the most prolific and must-see talents to ever grace the NBA hardwood, today we celebrate Penny Hardaway as he turns 47 years old.
A four-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA First Team selection, and former SLAM cover star born and raised in Memphis, Tenn., Hardaway has undoubtedly made his mark on the basketball world.
While Hardaway is known for his low-key style of play that let his game speak for itself, we’re taking a look back at his television commercials that helped show a different side of the former star with his captivating alter-ego, Lil Penny.
Lil Penny says he’s friends with KG
Lil Penny tries to pick up Tyra Banks
Lil Penny hooping
Penny Hardaway, from nothing into something
Lil Penny throws a house party
Lil Penny meets Tyra Banks at the basketball court