Over the past year, the spike in social media’s popularity has given rise to daily trending hashtags. From #throwbackthursday to #mjmondays to #wutangwednesdays, every day gives you a new reason to celebrate your favorite sports or pop culture icon. One of our favorites at Rare VNTG is #1centtuesday; a day dedicated to legendary NBA Star Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway.
Many use the hashtag to showcase their favorite pair of foamposites or another pair of Penny’s sneakers; Rare VNTG likes to focus more on Hardaway’s jerseys. On this Tuesday, we take a look back at all the uniforms Penny Hardaway wore on the court during the regular season (excluding All Star Games!) starting in 1993 with his rookie year in Orlando.
During his final year with Orlando, the Magic updated their uniforms to the silky blue “shining stars” edition. These jerseys are extremely rare and hard to find with Hardaway on the back!
After the 1999 NBA season, Penny Hardaway joined the Phoenix Suns in a sign and trade deal, linking up with fellow NBA All Star Jason Kidd. Penny wore the infamous “rising sun” Phoenix jersey for only one season before Phoenix updated to a more modern uniform.
The Suns update their uniforms for the 2001 NBA Season.
Penny joined the New York Knicks in 2004 along with former Suns star, Stephon Marbury. The duo lead the Knicks to a playoff birth during their first season in the Big Apple, eventually losing in the first round to the Nets.
Before the 2006 NBA Trade Deadline, Penny was traded from the New York Knicks back to his first team, the Orlando Magic. The Magic would waive Hardaway 5 days later to save money on his expiring contract. The following summer, he signed with the Miami Heat for the veterans minimum salary.
Hardaway would wear jersey #7 for Miami, the only time in his career when he did not wear #1. After 16 games, the Heat waived Hardaway marking the end of his NBA Career.
Thanks to the AP and Getty Images for providing us with these quality pictures!