HoopsHype Penny Hardaway rumors

February 24, 2012 Updates

Could a pair of Pennys be worth $70,000? Today, an eBay auction for the “Galaxy” Foamposites in a size 10 has hit the outrageous amount just hours after the release. Oddly enough, there are numerous ‘Buy It Now’ auctions for the “Galaxy” Foamposites listed for a fraction of the price. How much is too much for this shoe? You tell us in the comment section. NiceKicks.com

February 16, 2012 Updates

Here are Penny’s thoughts on the present state of grassroots basketball, what he may change, and his upcoming splash on the AAU circuit: SLAM: Penny, you’ve got an amazing event going on right here. Tell me how all of this came about. Penny Hardaway: First of all, I’d like to give all thanks to Travis Haddock from Haddock Sports. He’s the guy who puts these tournaments together. He’s the one who came to me with the idea and the concept of having my name involved, and instantly I was interested. He mentioned Oak Hill, Simeon, Montverde, Our Savior, and plenty of others. All of those teams with all of the talent that we have in this city…the potential was unbelievable. I was excited for the city to have this much talent under one roof. SLAM

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Dwight Howard apparently encountered little difficulty convincing current and former Orlando Magic players to participate in his charity exhibition game Nov. 13 at UCF Arena. Kevin Samples, Howard's manager, said that barring unforeseen conflicts, 18 people have committed to play, including former Magic players Vince Carter, Penny Hardaway and Steve Francis. Orlando Sentinel

November 2, 2011 Updates

Rudy Gay has played in some of the charity games his fellow NBA players have arranged during the lockout. Now the Memphis Grizzlies forward has decided to hold his own game. Gay announced on Twitter that he has organized an exhibition for Nov. 8. The game will be played at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Miss., just outside of Memphis, and proceeds will benefit Flight 22 Foundation, Gay’s nonprofit group raising money for childhood education in Memphis and his hometown of Baltimore. Among those committed are Kevin Durant, John Wall, Grizzlies teammates Zach Randolph and O.J. Mayo. Former NBA player Penny Hardaway also will play. Gay is expected to announce other players in the coming days. The Tennessean

July 21, 2011 Updates

Q: Everybody here obviously is curious to know what’s going to happen with Dwight Howard. Do you know him or have any contact with him at all? Penny Hardaway: I don’t know him, but he came on my radio show last Tuesday and I really didn’t ask him any tough questions, but I think he’s gonna stay here. Well, I hope he does. Q: What was the veteran leadership like when you were in the NBA as far as them giving you perspective on fighting the bigger fights for players in the league? A: I think the veteran guys back then were very strong, they were good leaders, they definitely gave us the pros and cons of every decision that we were gonna make. And the only thing that we did wrong was, that I felt, is that we priced the veterans out of the league. With the minimum being a million dollars and when the economy went bad, a million dollars was a lot of money to a lot of teams and they didn’t want any veterans anymore because of that reason so hopefully they’ll give a better deals for the veterans so the veterans can stay in as long as they want. Orlando Sentinel

Q: What’s been your take on the NBA lockout as you’ve watched the events transpire and do you think it will last for a while? Penny Hardaway: My view is just the owners are probably a little upset about what happened last year with the LeBron [James] situation and it was kind of like an eyesore for the league because of how it happened with the decision, LeBron and Chris Bosh going to Miami. But I think it’s gonna last a while because they’re gonna want to get some things straight where players can’t leave a franchise without anything. So I think it’s gonna be a while. Orlando Sentinel

March 8, 2011 Updates

Orlando Magic president Alex Martins: We've had great players in our franchise, like Shaquille O'Neal, Tracy McGrady, Nick Anderson, Penny Hardaway, but I have no doubt when I say Dwight Howard is the most important player in the Orlando Magic history. Dwight is the best among a lot of great players we've had. Solobasket

February 17, 2011 Updates

Anyone that watched the NBA in the 1990′s knows who Penny Hardaway is. He was part of the 1996 Gold medal Olympic team and had a very successful career with a few different teams. I think I even had his shoes growing up! Well he was also a Ford Mustang fan and sunk over $30,000 into this 1965 Ford Mustang. Current bid has it just under the amount of money he has put into the car and it shows an offer has already been made on the car. Check out the auction for more images. mustangevolution.com

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But Miami is the organization where Hardaway feels most at home these days, even if the Heat apparently have no interest in seeing if he's still got game. The initial headlines created by his Internet declaration of a comeback quickly gave way to reality: Closure to his career on his own terms is unlikely. "That was something that I felt in my heart, that I felt my talent would match well with those guys [in Miami]. I wasn't trying to come back to the league, just that I could help in that role," Hardaway said. "If it doesn't work out, I'm going to stay retired." Orlando Sentinel

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Penny Hardaway insists that he's interesting in coming back to the NBA in general, and the Miami Heat in particular. When trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joined forces to play on the Heat, Hardaway -- who hasn't played in the NBA since 2007 with the Heat -- said he got the itch to return. "I'm just throwing my name in the hat," Hardaway said on ESPN's Outside The Lines. "I'm just one to put my name out there and say, hey, I would love to be one of the guys to be on that team." ESPN.com

Hardaway last played in 2007 with the Heat. He played in 16 games that season, averaging 20 minutes and 3.8 points. "I just really hope that they give me a great opportunity to come back down and show that I can do the things that I did a couple years ago," he said on Outside the Lines. Thursday, on an online radio program he co-hosts, he said after the signings of James and Bosh, and Wade's return, "I felt like I could really be good in that system." Balky knees helped force Hardaway into retirement, but he says he's feeling better, working out and playing five days a week. And he stressed to OTL that he's not talking about major minutes. Hardaway turns 39 this weekend. "I felt like with a minimal role of what they're trying to fill, a very small piece in a big puzzle, it doesn't really matter your age," he said. "If you can have a good influence on the team, whether it be in the locker room or on the floor, I feel like I can do that, that's why I really want to go back because I really feel like I can help that team." ESPN.com

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