25 Facts About Tim Hardaway


Tim Hardaway was a five-time NBA All-Star and All-NBA Team selection.


Tim Hardaway won a gold medal with the United States national basketball team at the 2000 Summer Olympics.


Tim Hardaway was known for his crossover dribble which was dubbed the "UTEP two-step" by television analysts.


Tim Hardaway is the father of current NBA player Tim Hardaway Jr.


Tim Hardaway was born in Chicago, Illinois, and he graduated from Carver Military Academy.


Tim Hardaway played college basketball for the UTEP Miners under head coach Don Haskins, a future member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.


Tim Hardaway was twice named MVP of El Paso's Sun Bowl Invitational Tournament, in 1987 and 1988.


Tim Hardaway played on teams that went to the NCAA Tournaments in 1988 and 1989.


Tim Hardaway won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award in 1989 as the best college player in the nation six feet tall or under.


Tim Hardaway was selected as the 14th overall pick of the 1989 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.


The Warriors managed to steal a game on the road in game 2, but could not defeat the more experienced Lakers, falling in five games despite Tim Hardaway averaging 26.8 points, 12.8 assists and 3.8 steals for the series.


Tim Hardaway reached 5,000 points and 2,500 assists faster than any other NBA player except Oscar Robertson.


Tim Hardaway started in 81 games, averaging 20.3 points, 8.6 assists, while placing fourth in the league with 203 three-point baskets.


Tim Hardaway played in the 1997 NBA All-Star Game, scoring 10 points in 14 minutes.


Tim Hardaway averaged 13.4 points with 7.4 assists a game, but shot a personal best.


Tim Hardaway upped his offensive production to 14.9 points a game with 6.3 assists a game as Miami won 50 games and captured the East's third best record, only to be swept in the first round by the Charlotte Hornets.


Tim Hardaway was at one time Miami's all-time leader in assists.


On March 27,2003, Tim Hardaway signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers, and in his first game registered a season-high 14 points and seven assists against the Chicago Bulls.


Tim Hardaway recorded 5,000 points and 2,500 assists, second fastest in NBA history after Oscar Robertson.


Tim Hardaway accomplished it in 262 games; Robertson took only 247.


Tim Hardaway held the record for most assists in Miami Heat franchise history with 1,947, until his total was surpassed by Dwyane Wade on January 16,2010.


Tim Hardaway was originally selected to play for "Dream Team II" in the 1994 FIBA World Championship but was replaced after suffering a torn knee ligament.


Tim Hardaway was selected for the 1998 FIBA World Championship team.


Later in the day, Tim Hardaway apologized for the remarks during a telephone interview with Fox affiliate WSVN in Miami.


In July 2013, Tim Hardaway was the symbolic first signer of a petition to put a proposed amendment to the Florida State Constitution overturning Florida Amendment 2 and allowing same-sex marriage in his home state of Florida on the ballot in 2014.