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Tim Hardaway

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Timothy Duane Hardaway (born September 1, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former NBA basketball player, who in his prime was one of the league's best at the point guard position. He was best known for the crossover move, a move which he utilized and seemingly caused a revolution in the NBA in which many of today's players follow, notably Allen Iverson and Stephon Marbury. His nickname is "Tim Bug".

After graduating from Carver High School in Chicago, Hardaway attended the University of Texas at El Paso and won the Naismith Award for the best college player. He was selected by 14th pick in the 1st round of 1989 NBA Draft by Golden State Warriors. Hardaway played for Golden State Warriors until the middle of 1995/1996 NBA season when he was traded to the Miami Heat where he played until 2001. After that, he played for Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers.

In his best seasons, Hardaway averaged 18-23 points and 8-10 assists per game. He reached 5000 points and 2500 assists faster than any NBA player, except Oscar Robertson. Hardaway has competed in five NBA All-Star Games. He is the all time leader of the Miami Heat in assists and led the Heat teamed with Alonzo Mourning to some of the franchise's best seasons. He was an MVP candidate following the 1996-1997 season, making it to the All-NBA First Team after leading the Miami Heat to the best record in franchise history while averaging 20.3 points, 8.6 assists, and being fourth in the league with 203 Three-point baskets.


He has a wife, Yolanda, and two children.

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