I was going through all my old Penny Hardaway videos the other day trying to find the motivation to finally finish the project I’ve been teasing for the past 2 years (more on that later). Well, one thing led to another and here I am with a brand new Penny highlight mix…. sort of.

Its not quite the type of highlight video you’ve come to expect from me. There’s no music. And there’s definitely more Penny Hardaway non basketball footage (old interviews, TV specials and Nike commercials) than that of him on the court. This time I wanted more of a documentary style and nostalgic type vibe. The goal was to create a story showing Penny’s sudden rise to the top of the basketball world.

Of course, we all know how the story ends, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look back at a time during the mid 1990’s when, by only his 3rd season in the NBA, Penny Hardaway was arguably the “best player on the planet” and the clear “heir to Michael Jordan’s throne”. Never forget it.

Although not mentioned today as one of the greatest NBA players of all time (or even a Hall of Famer), at his peak Penny’s impact on the game was as big as any player since Michael Jordan. The respect for his game around the league at the time is undeniable and his influence can still be seen in some of the best players in the game today and future generations of players to come.

It’s one thing to say Penny would’ve been the “GOAT” had things went differently in his career but he was arguably the best player in basketball at a brief moment in history. Don’t believe me? Check out the video below.

And remember, that Penny Hardaway “Good To Be Home” Mini-Movie/Mix is still coming. I promise.

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