6.23.2011

Tim Hardaway, 1992-93 Fleer Pro-Visions (NBA Draft Week No. 4)


Name: Tim Hardaway
Team: Golden State Warriors
Position: Point guard
Value of card: 1 ounce real 14-karat gold from Golden Gate Bridge (Note: Golden Gate Bridge not made of real gold)
Key 1991-92 stat: 47 reasons not to go on
A Golden tragedy: The Warriors were struggling through another miserable season, and it weighed on Tim Hardaway. The normally boisterous point guard was depressed. His pencil-thin mustache wasn't growing evenly and his massive black leg brace made country line dancing nearly impossible. He became so despondent, he started wearing a giant yellow headband on his left leg, which provoked concern from some of his teammates. But Hardaway told everyone he was OK. I still have my finger roll, he'd say. Then, the unimaginable happened. In a game against the Charlotte Hornets, Hardaway tried to finger roll but couldn't. His elbow wouldn't bend. The ball wouldn't flip off his fingertips. For the all-star, that was it. The next morning, Hardaway made his way from Oakland to the Golden Gate Bridge. He crossed to the midpoint, took a breath and a look at the bay waters below, and jumped, executing a perfect finger roll in the air before plunging into water nearly as deep as the depths' of Warriors fans' sorrows.
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1 comment:

  1. A) Looks almost exactly not like Timmy Hardaway.
    B) He got skills.

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