Saturday, Tim Hardaway Sr. He will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He is Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. He is a father.
Hardaway Sr. He played 13 years in the NBA with four teams: Golden State Warriors (1989–96), Miami Heat (1996–01), Denver Nuggets (2002) and Indiana Pacers (2003).
In 867 career games, Hardaway Sr. averaged 17.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He also shot 43.1% from the floor and 35.5% from beyond the arc.
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The Chicago native was finally inducted into the Hall of Fame after being passed over five times. Tim Hardaway Sr. told Onescape Mark J. Spears, “I was scared to answer the phone, to be honest.
“I have been rejected five times before. I was shaking. But after the third or fourth ring, I picked it up. A [Hall of Fame official] He called and said: I got better news than last time. Congratulations on making it to the 2022 Hall of Fame.'”
The former Warriors guard is famous for his famous “UTEP two-step” crossover move. In a separate interview with Andscape, Isiah Thomas said, “In Chicago, I knew it was dripping between the legs.”
“And I saw Tim in high school at a Christmas pageant and I came back as one of the special guests.”
“Tim didn’t just have a center between the legs, he added a cross. We’ve all played in the cross game, but none of us have made it an integral part of your movement.”
Tim Hardaway Sr. He is ready to enter the Hall of Fame.
Hardaway Sr. was selected 14th overall by the Warriors in the 1989 NBA Draft. In his rookie 1989-90 season, in 79 games, the guard averaged 14.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game.
He was selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
The following season, Hardaway Sr. played a full season. He then recorded career-high numbers. With the Warriors, the guard averaged 22.9 points, 4 rebounds, 9.7 assists and 2.6 steals per game.
Then, in 81 games during the 1991-92 season, Hardaway Sr. averaged a career-high 23.4 points and 10 assists per game. He also averaged 3.8 rebounds and 2 steals per game.
During the 1996-97 season with the Heat, the guard averaged 20.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 8.6 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. He then received his first and only All-NBA first team selection.
Additionally, Tim Hardaway Sr. received three All-NBA Second Team selections (1992, 1998, and 1999) and five All-Star selections (1991–93, 1997, and 1998) during his playing career.
In the year His number 10 jersey with the Heat was retired in 2009. The UTEP Miners have also retired their No. 10 jersey.
Other 2022 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees include Manu Ginobili, Larry Costello, Lou Hudson and George Karl.
NBA TV will televise the 2022 Class of Transition Ceremony exclusively. Coverage begins this Saturday, September 10 at 6 pm ET. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.