The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '90s

23. Tim Hardaway

Accomplishments (1989-1990 - 1998-1999): 5x All-Star, 5x All-NBA
Team(s): Warriors, Heat
Stats (1989-1990 - 1998-1999): 19.4 PPG 3.6 RPG 9.0 APG 1.9 SPG
'90s Highlights

Tim didn't invent the crossover, he perfected it. His signature move, the UTEP 2-Step, was breaking ankles since AI was a wee lil lad. Tim was the ring leader of Don Nelson's high-octane offense in Golden State. Run TMC ran cats out of the gym with Tim leading the break and Mullin and Mitch on the wings. After a couple knee injuries, Hardaway was dealt to Miami after they felt like he lost a step. He proved them wrong as he helped the Heat make the playoffs every year he was there (1996-2001). Hardaway changed his game from an flashy point guard to a fundamental floor general. He was also disgustingly clutch. Tim broke the hearts of many a fan with his dagger threes from the top of the key.

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