Posted Jun 15 2006 8:49PM
We question, they answer
May 18 -- Welcome to TAKE FIVE, where we take five quick questions and NBA players and legends turn them into compelling answers.
A five-time All-Star, Tim Hardaway is credited with having, perhaps, the best crossover in NBA history. His “killer crossover”, which he patented in college when it was deemed the “UTEP two-step”, has been often imitated but never duplicated. Hardaway averaged 17.7 points and 8.2 assists for his career, most notably with the Warriors and Heat. He scored 38 points in Miami's Game 7 win in the 1997 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Knicks. Hardaway became the second-fastest player to reach 5,000 points/2,500 assists (262 games) behind Oscar Robertson.
Hardaway: If I had to pick one, my NBA home would be Miami because I love the weather. I love the atmosphere down here – everything down here is nice.
Q: Do you have a specific playoff moment, either with a team or as an individual that you can look back on and say “That was my greatest playoff moment”?
Q: Does anybody have a “killer crossover” in the league today that rivals yours?
Q: What player in the NBA today most reminds you of yourself?
Q: Who is your favorite player to watch in today’s game?