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With the long-awaited retro of the “Home” Nike Air Max Penny 1 finally in stores comes news of another white-based Penny sneaker being prepped for retail. Sneaker Files reports that the previously unreleased “Home” Air Foamposite One PE worn by Hardaway during the 1996-97 season will finally be available to the public. While this particular version had never been released, Nike did launch a star-printed variation of the shoe dubbed “Shooting Stars” in 2014, taking inspiration from a PE worn by Penny during All-Star Weekend in 2012. It’s believed that the upcoming release will closely resemble the original exclusives.
The annual Danny Thomas Celebrity-Am tournament is brining in a stacked list of national and local celebrities for Thursday’s event at Spring Creek Ranch Golf Course in Collierville. Penny Hardaway, Vince Carter, Chris Webber Brevin Knight and Garrett Temple are among the participants with an NBA background.
For the second straight year, Grimes began the offseason training with former NBA All-Star and current University of Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway. He then went out and led the Knicks to the NBA Summer League title game in Las Vegas, averaging 21.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game and shooting 41 percent from the floor.
Part of Grimes’ strong performance in Sin City was his offensive versatility. He showed the ability to get to the basket and create for others, something he didn’t do much of as a rookie, when he was utilized mostly as a 3-point threat. Grimes credited Hardaway for his multifaceted growth.
After further conversations, former NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace will no longer join new Lakers coach Darvin Ham’s staff, sources said. Wallace served as an assistant under Penny Hardaway at the University of Memphis last season.
He also knows the Magic’s history with first-round picks. He is the fourth No. 1 pick in the franchise’s history, after it took Shaquille O’Neal in 1992, Chris Webber in 1993 (and traded him for Penny Hardaway) and Dwight Howard in 2004. Each time the Magic have had a top pick who suited up for the team, they’ve made the NBA Finals within five years of the selection. “Three Hall of Famers,” he said. “I look forward to helping the Magic get back on that stage. The guys that are there already are a great group of guys, and I just want to come in and fit right in and be a big piece of what they got going on.”
Brown is aggravated at the trend of dismissing centers who aren’t premier outside shooters like Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, who will be a top-three pick. Brown feels Duren does so many other things. He won’t turn 19 until November after reclassifying his senior year of high school to join Penny Hardaway’s Tigers. “He can pass, too,’’ Brown said. “A lot of kids don’t see people who are open. He’s got a feel. If you’re open, he can find you. He’s a willing passer. His shot isn’t broken. The people question his 3-point shot. The kid is 6-11, 250 pounds and athletic. I don’t know how many 3’s you need.’’