For Old Time’s Sake: Tim Hardaway

by July 27, 2011

Before AI came into the picture, the nastiest crossover everyone had to look out for was that of Timmy Hardaway. Didn’t matter how many times a player saw it, didn’t matter if the defender knew it was about to happen… if Tim Hardaway wanted to cross you up, there was no escaping it. Listed generously at 6 feet, his quick hands, amazing ball handling, and ability to create space made him a killer on the hardwood. He was drafted out of Texas-El Paso by the Warriors with the 14th pick in the ’89 Draft and played 6 seasons in Golden State before being traded to Miami and pairing up with Alonzo Mourning. Timmy became an MVP candidate in Miami and along with Zo, led the Heat to 4 straight Division titles. Over his 13-year career he averaged 17.7 pts, 8.2 asts, and 1.6 stls. Hardaway is a 5x All-Star and was named to the All-NBA First team in 1997.