The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '90s

24. Penny Hardaway

Accomplishments (1989-1990 - 1998-1999): 4x All-Star, 3x All-NBA
Team(s): Magic
Stats (1989-1990 - 1998-1999): 19.0 PPG 4.7 RPG 6.3 APG 1.9 SPG
'90s Highlights

Penny Hardaway had four great seasons to start out his NBA career. He and Shaq formed a one-two punch that was destined for greatness. They carried the Magic to the NBA Finals in 1995, but were dismantled by Hakeem's Rockets in four games. Penny was a 6'7" point guard with crazy handle and an all-around game that would make Oscar Robertson jealous. When Mike retired, all the kids gravitated towards Hardaway and he deserved it. Everyone was rocking Hardaway Champion jerseys with Penny's on their feet. Unfortunately, injuries robbed him of his athletic ability and he was never able to mimic his first four seasons. People still talk about what could've been. No doubt we'll be telling our grandkids about Penny's early exploits.

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