Penny Hardaway was one of my heroes growing up. I would follow his every highlight reel and every Nike shoe release. This guy was my generations Lebron James (but Lebron didn’t have little penny). Penny’s career was cut short due to nagging knee injuries, but will always be remembered in my eyes as a legend of the NBA.
Making good on a promise to his long time friend who was on his death bed, Penny came to the rescue and took Lester Middle School’s to back to back state championships with coach Desmond Merriweather. A home town Memphis kid makes good for the community and a friend with a heart of gold.