Anfernee Hardaway Rumors

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Anfernee Hardaway
Anfernee Hardaway
Position: -
Born: 07/18/71
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Earnings: $120,469,142 ($178,377,680*)
“I never knew this until Kobe told me this story. He wants to see Penny, and Penny’s not a bad guy, but I don’t know what was going on that day and he was just [like], ‘Whatever.’ And Kobe was standing there. I actually remember this day, the kid was sitting there and I grabbed him like, ‘Come on, little fella; I’ll take a picture with you!’ I never knew that kid was Kobe until he told me. We played together, had our fights and battles together, and then when we did that Lakers sit-down interview, Kobe said, ‘Hey man, you remember when I came in the locker room and wanted to see Penny and he blew me off?’ I was like, ‘That was you?!’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, that was me.’
“No,” Hardaway said. “He doesn’t have the meanness that Shaq had all the time. Shaq had a chip. Shaq always had a plan. And Shaq always knew he was the best. James carries that chip now. But Shaq always knew he was the chosen one. Shaq came from a different path. He had a military base stepfather. That military background helped Shaq be tougher. James was raised with women. He had his mom and his sister. They kind of babied him and spoiled him, not in a bad way. They were firm. But it wasn’t the same.”
Shaquille O’Neal called Anfernee Hardaway a mixture of all the other great players he played with. O’Neal said he could take over games like Dwyane Wade, could pass the ball like LeBron James and had the killer instinct like Kobe Bryant. If it were not for injuries, O’Neal said he would have been a clear-cut hall of famer. It is hard to argue that after four All-Star appearances and three All-NBA appearances in his time with the Magic.
Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway, no stranger to the nuances and hurdles of the recruiting trail, says it will only get tougher with the entry of the G League. Hardaway, speaking to ESPN’s The Jump in an interview aired Thursday, said it came as an unpleasant surprise when the NBA began allowing high school players to sign with a G League pathway program. “It’s going to have a huge impact, because it’s just a recruiting war right now when it comes to that,” Hardaway said. “But I think it’s going to affect us because we’re recruiting a bunch of five-stars.”
Storyline: G League Prospect Signings
The University of Memphis said Monday night that men’s basketball coach Penny Hardaway and his staff should not have been holding workouts with NBA draft prospect R.J. Hampton at the program’s practice facility in recent weeks because it was not in accordance with the school’s COVID-19 protocols. Athletics Director Laird Veatch, in response to an inquiry from The Commercial Appeal about Hampton’s workouts at the Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center, said in a statement that the men’s basketball program has been told it can no longer hold workouts with Hampton until those protocols are altered.