|Tim Hardaway | 14
- Five-Time NBA All-Star
- After signing with Pacers on 3/27/03, made an immediate impact by scoring 14 points with seven assists in his first game in more than a year.
- Prior to joining the Pacers, he had been working as an in-studio analyst for ESPNs coverage of the NBA.
- Collected 5,000 points and 2,500 assists faster than any player in NBA history except Oscar Robertson. Hardaway needed only 262 games to reach that plateau; Robertson took 247
- Dished 11 assists in his first game back from the injured list against the Atlanta Hawks on 1/21/00
- Named to the 1998-99 All-NBA Second Team after leading the Heat in three-pointers made (112, 2nd in the NBA) and attempted (311, 3rd), assists (7.3 apg, 11th) and steals (1.19 spg)
- Dished his 1,947th assist with the Heat to become the all-time leader in franchise history in a 75-70 victory over the Orlando Magic on 4/22/99
- Selected for the 1999 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team which participated in the 1999 Americas Qualifying Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 14-25, for the 2000 Olympic Games
- Named to the 1997-98 All-NBA Second Team after leading the Heat in assists (8.3 apg, 6th in the NBA), steals (1.68 spg), three-pointers made (155, 5th) and attempted (442)
- Named to the 1997-98 NBA All-Interview Second Team
- Registered 8 points and 6 assists in the 1998 NBA All-Star Game in New York and has averaged 10.6 ppg, 4.6 apg and 1.00 spg in five career All-Star Games
- Notched a Heat franchise-record 8 steals against the Atlanta Hawks on 12/20/97
- Named to the 1996-97 All-NBA First Team, the 1991-92 All-NBA Second Team and the 1992-93 All-NBA Third Team
- Led the Heat in 1996-97 in scoring (20.3 ppg), assists (8.6 apg), steals (1.86 spg) and three-pointers made (203) and attempted (590)
- Scored a playoff career-high 38 points against the New York Knicks in Game 7 of the 1997 Eastern Conference Semifinals
- Shares the NBA Playoffs record for most steals in a game, with 8 against the L.A. Lakers in Game 2 of the 1991 Western Conference Semifinals and against the Seattle SuperSonics in Game 4 of the 1992 Western Conference First Round
- Has appeared in 38 career NBA Playoff games, averaging 21.7 ppg, 7.9 apg, 3.7 rpg and 2.03 spg
- Named NBA Player of the Week for the weeks ending 12/29/96 and 2/5/90
- Set a Heat franchise-record with 19 assists against the Milwaukee Bucks on 4/19/96
- In 1991-92, became only the 7th player in NBA history to average 20 points (23.4 ppg) and 10 assists (10.0 apg) in a season, accomplishing it again in 1992-93 (21.5 ppg, 10.6 apg)
- Received the inaugural Jack McMahon award from his teammates as the most inspirational Warriors player during the 1989-90 season
- A unanimous selection to the 1989-90 NBA All-Rookie First Team after becoming only the second rookie in NBA history to lead the league's highest-scoring team in assists
Signing with the Pacers on 3/27, he made 10 appearances for Indiana. ... He averaged 4.9 ppg, 2.4 apg and 0.9 spg.
He made an immediate impact for the Pacers, helping lead them to a 140-89 win vs. Chicago, 3/28. In that game, he shot 5-9 FGS and 4-8 3-pt FGS for 14 points and he led the team with seven assists. ... He would total 24 assists and not have more than two in his next seven outings. ... He also had three steals in his debut against the Bulls. ...
He helped spur the Pacers back from a 10-point deficit at New York, 4/15, with 12 points on 4-4 FGS, 3-3 3-pt FGS and 1-1 FT. He scored all 12 points in the first half. His last 3-pt FGM broke a 43-43 tie with 5:10 left to go in the half and the Pacers would never trail or be tied the rest of the way. ... He also had a bench-high four assists in that game against the Knicks.
Playoffs: In four appearances, averaged 11.8 minutes, 3.3 points and 2.3 assists. All of his points game in Game 5, when he had 13 points and six assists in 27 minutes to help spark a 93-88 victory.
Played in 77 games for Miami and averaged 14.9 points per game, 6.3 assists per game and 1.12 steals per game. Dished out 12 assists but scored 0 points against Charlotte on 4/6 in a 81-76 victory. In his next game on 4/8 against New York, scored 25 points in another 81-76 victory.
Recorded 18 points, 14 assists and 9 rebounds in a 92-77 win over Philadelphia on 3/16. Notched 22 points and 12 assists in a 105-96 win at Indiana on 3/12.
Tallied 23 points and 9 assists in a 98-88 win in Washington on 2/26.
Logged 23 points (6-8 3-FG) and 12 assists in an 85-80 win in Charlotte on 2/20.
Posted 23 points and 6 assists in a 94-80 loss in New York on 2/6. Dished 11 assists in his first game back from the injured list on 1/21. Activated from the injured list on 1/21, after missing seven weeks with a jammed right knee.
Totaled 19 points and 14 assists in a 113-101 victory over Indiana on 11/9.
Scored a team-high 32 points, in a 128-122 double-overtime victory against Detroit on 11/2.
Named to the 1998-99 All-NBA Second Team after leading the Heat in three-pointers made (112, 2nd in the NBA) and attempted (311, 3rd), assists (7.3 apg, 11th) and steals (1.19 spg). Dished his 1,947th assist with the Heat to become the all-time leader in franchise history, posting 13 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds, in a 75-70 victory over the Orlando Magic on 4/22.
Registered a game-high 30 points (6-13 3FG), a team-high 6 assists and 3 rebounds against the Utah Jazz on 3/23. Scored 11 of his game-high 24 points in the 4th quarter, notched 9 assists and grabbed 5 rebounds in a 94-85 win over the Washington Wizards on 3/16. Recorded team-highs of 26 points, 10 assists and 3 steals, and grabbed 3 rebounds, in an 89-78 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on 3/5. Totaled game-highs of 29 points (4-8 3FG) and 9 assists, and grabbed 7 rebounds, in a 91-80 victory over the Detroit Pistons on 2/17. Posted game-highs of 27 points (5-10 3FG) and 9 assists, and grabbed 7 rebounds, in a 102-84 win over the Toronto Raptors on 2/11.
Registered a game-high 32 points (7-14 3FG) and 6 assists against the Charlotte Hornets on 3/7.
Named to the 1997-98 NBA All-Interview Second Team. Named to the 1997-98 All-NBA Second Team. Placed on the injured list on 4/18 due to inflammation in his right knee. Totaled team-highs of 22 points and 11 assists and grabbed 5 rebounds against the Minnesota Timberwolves on 4/15. Registered a game-high 28 points and 12 assists in a 111-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on 4/10.
Posted 22 points, a game-high 14 assists and 4 rebounds in a 105-91 victory over the Boston Celtics on 3/25. Recorded 20 points, a game-high 13 assists and 5 rebounds in a 112-80 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on 3/22.
Totaled a game-high 32 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals against the Indiana Pacers on 2/11. Registered 8 points and 6 assists in the 1998 NBA All-Star Game in New York. Scored 15 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, adding 8 assists and 5 rebounds, in an 86-82 win over the New York Knicks on 1/28.
Posted a game-high 33 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on 1/26. Recorded 24 points, a game-high 11 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals in a 92-87 victory over the Phialdelphia 76ers on 1/21.
Totaled a game-high 29 points (5-10 3FG), 7 assists and 4 rebounds in a 90-78 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on 12/30. Registered 18 points, a game-high 13 assists, a club-record 8 steals and 6 rebounds in a 99-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks on 12/20. Posted game-highs of 22 points and 14 assists and grabbed 5 rebounds in a 91-84 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on 12/19.
Recorded 21 points, 11 assists, 9 rebounds and 3 steals in an 87-84 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on 12/13. Totaled team-highs of 33 points, 11 assists and 3 steals in a 122-113 victory over the L.A. Clippers on 11/19. Registered a game-high 26 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists in a 96-93 victory over the Denver Nuggets on 11/15. Posted team-highs of 25 points and 12 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds in a 114-106 win over the Washington Wizards on 11/8.
Recorded 26 points, driving the length of the court to hit the game-winning jumper at the buzzer, and 11 assists in a 109-108 win over the Washington Wizards on 11/1.
Hardaway's first full season with Miami was a brilliant one and earned him a spot on the 1996-97 All-NBA First Team. He led the Heat with 20.3 points (17th in the NBA), 8.6 assists (seventh) and 1.86 steals (15th) in 38.7 minutes (19th). His 203 three-pointers also topped Miami and were the fourth-most in the league, and his assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.02-to-1 ranked 10th in the NBA. Hardaway started 81 games for Miami, sitting out the season finale as Coach Pat Riley rested some of his players for the playoffs, and led the team in assists (or tied for the lead) in 77 of those games. He reached double figures 27 times, posting a season-high 16 assists in a 108-99 victory at Detroit on March 4. He scored in double figures 74 times and had 25 double-doubles. He tallied a career-high 45 points, shooting 13-for-25 from the field, 6-for-12 from three-point range and 13-for-14 from the foul line, in a 108-105 victory at Washington on March 7.
At the 1997 All-Star Game in Cleveland, Hardaway scored 10 points including a pair of three-pointers, and also had three rebounds and two assists.
In the playoffs, Hardaway topped Miami with 18.7 points, 7.0 assists and 1.59 steals in 41.2 minutes. He scored a playoff career-high 38 points, including 18 points in the third quarter, and added 7 assists and 5 steals in a 101-90 victory over the New York Knicks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
After his career seemed to stall in Golden State, Hardaway kicked it back into high gear after joining the Heat on 2/22, proving he was still one of the NBA's premier playmakers. In his 28 games for Miami, all as a starter, he averaged 17.2 points, a team-high 10.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 37.4 minutes per game. That brought his season figures up to 15.2 points, 8.0 assists (eighth in the NBA) and 2.9 rebounds in 31.7 minutes per game over 80 games.
Hardaway set a franchise record when he dished out 19 assists in a 106-100 win at Milwaukee on 4/19 in the next-to-last game of the regular season, also scoring 17 points. He also had 16 assists in a 95-85 victory at Detroit on 3/30 and 15 assists in a 121-97 win at Houston on 3/16. The latter started a streak of seven games in which he reached double figures in assists every game, and the Heat won six of those seven games. He had double-figure assists in 12 of Miami's final 18 games of the regular season.
In the playoffs, Hardaway led Miami with 30 points in Game 1, scoring 20 of them in the second quarter alone. For the three games he averaged 17.7 points per game but was held in check at 5.7 assists per game.
As the Warriors' leader and one of the premier guards in the NBA, Hardaway had a frustrating year in 1994-95 after having been sidelined for all of the previous season with a knee injury. The knee surgery robbed him of some quickness, and the Warriors were off-kilter all season because of injuries and trades. Hardaway suffered a wrist injury at midseason and played several more games before undergoing surgery on the torn ligament on 3/17.
He finished the season with averages of 20.1 points and 9.3 assists in 62 contests. In his last three games, playing with a bandaged hand, Hardaway hit for 28.3 points and 12.3 assists per game, including his 22nd double-double of the campaign in his final game. For the season, Hardaway set new team records for three-pointers attempted (444) and made (168). Despite missing 20 games, he still managed to play more minutes than anyone else on the team except Latrell Sprewell. Hardaway's year off clearly affected his shot: his .427 field-goal percentage was the lowest of his six-year career.
Beset by injuries and personnel changes, the Warriors had a disastrous season, finishing at 26-56.
Once one of the Warriors' most durable players, Hardaway's luck continued to run bad in 1993-94. He was lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, which he sustained along with a sprained ligament during a training camp practice at the Oakland Coliseum Arena on 10/21.
The injury also prevented Hardaway from participating on Dream Team II, the United States' entry in the 1994 World Championship of Basketball in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. Hardaway was selected to the team but had to watch from the bench in street clothes as the U.S. romped to the gold medal.
Hardaway became the fifth player in league history to average 20 points and 10 assists in consecutive seasons, joining Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, and Kevin Johnson.
Hardaway was named to the All-NBA Third Team after averaging 21.5 points (13th in the league) and 10.6 assists (second). He posted his 2,500th career assist on December 15, reaching the 5,000-point, 2,500-assist plateau faster than any player in NBA history other than Robertson, who did it in 247 games, compared to Hardaway's 262.
Despite shooting what Warriors Coach Don Nelson described as a "knuckleball," Hardaway became the franchise leader in three-pointers made (349) and attempted (1,021), passing Rod Higgins and Chris Mullin.
Plagued by injuries, the Warriors failed to make the playoffs. Hardaway missed 16 of the team's last 24 games with a bruised right knee, an injury suffered against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 3. However, he finished with a bang, scoring a season-high 41 points and adding 18 assists in Golden State's season-ending victory against the Seattle SuperSonics on April 25.
Hardaway was named to the All-NBA Second Team, only the second guard in the Warriors' 30-year history to be so honored, joining Phil Smith (1975-76). He became the seventh player in league history to average 20 points (23.4 ppg) and 10 assists (10.0 apg) in a season, joining Oscar Robertson, Nate Archibald, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Kevin Johnson, and Michael Adams.
Hardaway ranked sixth in the league in scoring and third in assists. He also finished 11th in steals, becoming the first player in history to average more than 8.0 assists and 2.0 steals in each of his first three seasons.
After receiving the second-highest vote total among guards for the 1992 NBA All-Star Game, Hardaway graciously stepped aside so the retired Magic Johnson could start for the Western Conference. At age 25, Hardaway was the youngest All-Star for the second straight season. He also became the first Warriors player to win the NBA Player of the Week Award two times in the same season.
Hardaway posted a career-high 44 double-doubles, scored a career-high 43 points in a win over the Boston Celtics on February 19, and tied the NBA Playoffs record he already had matched with 8 steals in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round against the SuperSonics at Seattle on 4/30.
From the NBA All-Rookie First Team to Most Improved Player candidate? That's what the Warriors claimed. Hardaway had near-MVP numbers, ranking in the league's top 10 in three categories and 11th in scoring. He checked in with averages of 22.9 points, 9.7 assists (fifth), 2.6 steals (fourth), and .385 three-point shooting (10th) per game. He almost joined Rick Barry, Randy Smith, Michael Jordan, and Michael Adams as the fifth player in league history to have finished a season ranked among the NBA's top 10 in scoring, assists, and steals.
Hardaway's 22.9 scoring average was the second best ever by an NBA team's No. 3 scorer, ranking behind the 23.0 registered by Xavier McDaniel with the Seattle SuperSonics in 1986-87. Hardaway provided the spark for Golden State's famed "Run TMC" (Tim, Mitch, Chris) trio, which also included Chris Mullin (25.7 ppg) and Mitch Richmond (23.9 ppg).
On 12/27 Hardaway made NBA history against the San Antonio Spurs. He missed all 17 of his field-goal attempts in regulation and overtime, setting a league mark for futility. But better days were right around the corner.
Hardaway played an incredible 52 minutes of the Warriors' 141-138 overtime victory at Philadelphia on 1/18, scoring a then career-high 40 points, with 14 assists. Two nights earlier, he had scored 37, with 10 assists and only 1 turnover, in a 110-105 win at Boston. The night before that, Hardaway went for 35 points, 10 assists, and 8 rebounds in a 112-111 overtime triumph at New Jersey. Guess who won the NBA Player of the Week Award?
At age 24, Hardaway was the youngest player in the 1991 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte. He had 5 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals.
Difficult though it may be to believe, Hardaway stepped up his game in the playoffs, averaging 25.2 points, 11.2 assists, and 3.1 steals in nine games. In Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Hardaway scored 28 points, dished for 14 assists, and tied an NBA Playoffs record with 8 steals. The Warriors' season ended with an overtime loss to the Lakers on 5/14, despite Hardaway's valiant efforts. He scored 27 points, with a playoff career-high 20 assists, plus 5 steals and only 1 turnover.
After being selected by the Golden State Warriors in the first round (14th pick overall) of the 1989 NBA Draft, Tim Hardaway became only the second rookie in NBA history to be the top playmaker for a team that led the league in scoring. He joined 1973-74 Rookie of the Year Ernie DiGregorio of the Buffalo Braves.
Hardaway ranked ninth in the league with an 8.7 assists average and ranked 10th with a 2.1 steals average. Both marks led all rookies. He was second to Rookie of the Year David Robinson with a 14.7 scoring average and was a unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Hardaway's 689 total assists ranked third among rookies on the all-time list, trailing only Mark Jackson of the 1987-88 New York Knicks and Oscar Robertson of the 1960-61 Cincinnati Royals. Hardaway joined Jackson, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, and Phil Ford as the only rookies to rank in the top 10 in both assists and steals.
Hardaway was only the fourth player-and first rookie-in franchise history to record 600 assists in a season, joining Guy Rodgers, John Lucas, and Eric Floyd. He joined Marques Johnson and Mitch Richmond as the only rookies to start for a Don Nelson-coached team. Latrell Sprewell and Chris Webber have since joined that short list.
Hardaway totaled 10-plus points 60 times, 20-plus points 23 times, and 10-plus assists 34 times. He led the team with 30 double-doubles and was the first Warriors player since Rick Barry in 1972-73 to register three triple-doubles in a season.
Hardaway was named the NBA Player of the Week on 2/5 after averaging 20.0 points, 10.7 assists, and 8.0 rebounds in three games.
Hardaway was the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year at the University of Texas-El Paso as a senior in 1989. He passed Nate Archibald that season to become UTEP's all-time leading scorer with 1,586 points. Hardaway won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation's best college player under 6 feet (5-foot-11 as a senior) and was drafted in the first round of the 1989 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors.
Full name is Timothy Duane HardawayNickname since childhood is Tim BugParents are Donald and Gwendalyn
- Tim and his wife Yolanda have two children, Tim Jr. and NiaMajored in criminal justice at UTEP
- Donates $20 per assist to the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Caring CenterIn Spetember, 1997, he flew 50 sick children (all stricken with cancer) to Sea World for the day to tour the park
- His father Donald is a playground basketball legend in Chicago
- Wears the initials "M.E.E." on the back of his shoes in memory of his grandmother, Minny E. Eubanks, who passed away during the summer of 1990
- Enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music and watching movies
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