#1Centtuesday; Penny Hardaway’s NBA Uniform History

Hardway's 1999-2000 Black alternate Phoenix suns jersey

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.

Penny's Orlando Magic Alternate jersey from 1994-1998

Penny’s Orlando Magic Alternate jersey from 1994-1998

Penny's Magic Road uniform from 1993-1998

Penny’s Magic Road uniform from 1993-1998

Penny's White Orlando Magic home jersey from 1993-1998

Penny’s White Orlando Magic home jersey from 1993-1998

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!

Penny's final road blue uniform with Orlando in 1998-1999

Penny’s final road blue uniform with Orlando in 1998-1999

Penny's final white home uniform with the Magic in 1998-1999

Penny’s final white home uniform with the Magic in 1998-1999

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.

Penny Hardway's 1999-2000 Phoenix Suns White Home jersey

Penny Hardway’s 1999-2000 Phoenix Suns White Home jersey

Hardway's 1999-2000 Black alternate Phoenix suns jersey

Hardway’s 1999-2000 Black alternate Phoenix suns jersey

Hardaway's 1999-2000 Suns purple road jersey

Hardaway’s 1999-2000 Suns purple road jersey

The Suns update their uniforms for the 2001 NBA Season.

Penny in the updated 2001 Phoenix Suns Purple Road jersey

Penny in the updated 2001 Phoenix Suns Purple Road jersey

Hardaway alongside Starbury & The Matrix in the 2001 Phoenix Suns White jersey

Hardaway alongside Starbury & The Matrix in the 2001 Phoenix Suns White jersey

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.

Penny sporting the New York Knicks Blue road jersey from 2004-2006

Penny sporting the New York Knicks Blue road jersey from 2004-2006

Hardway wearing the Knicks white home uniform in 2004

Hardway wearing the Knicks white home uniform in 2004

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.

Penny Hardaway in the 2007 Miami Heat white home uniform

Penny Hardaway in the 2007 Miami Heat white home uniform

Penny sporting the Miami Heat 2007 Black road jersey

Penny sporting the Miami Heat 2007 Black road jersey

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!

 

Miami Heat & Brooklyn Nets to Wear Nicknamed Jerseys 1/10

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At least they’re not sleeved jerseys! The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets will be sporting their respective nicknames on the back of their uniforms on January 10th. This is the first time we’ve seen nicknames in the NBA since the 70’s when Pistol Pete Maravich and Walter “Bells” Bellamy wore them for the Atlanta Hawks.

Check out the uniforms for the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets below. As you can see Lebron James and Deron Williams went for something simple, while Ray Allen chose to resurrect his character Jesus Shuttlesworth from Spike Lee’s “Het Got Game”.

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Let us know what you think! Also check out our current selection of NBA jerseys and toys! 

Ray Allen Is Set To Break Necks In The Air Jordan 11 “Ring Ceremony” Player Exclusive

Air Jordan 11 Ray Allen Ring Ceremony Player Exclusive

After saving the Miami Heat’s season last year in the finals, Ray Allen will be sporting some serious HEAT to start the 2013-2014 NBA calender. Check out the Ring Ceremony edition of the Nike Air Jordan XI Retro that will be on Ray Allen’s feet tonight versus the Chicago Bulls. I can already feel the hype building! Could these be the best Player exclusive sneakers to ever hit the court? Quite possibly, let us know what you think.

Air Jordan 11 Ray Allen Ring Ceremony Player Exclusive

Miami Heat Add Two More Alternate Jerseys To Their Uniform Arsenal

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Lebron James has always enjoyed having a plethora of uniform combinations to choose from. In Cleveland, he brought back just about every Cavaliers throwback jersey in history. Not only did it help with jersey sales, the frequent jersey switches allowed Nike to add several additional colorways to popular Lebron James sneakers.

Now in Miami, King James still likes to switch up jerseys on a nightly basis. The Miami Heat wore 8 different jerseys last season; in 2013-2014 they’ll have 2 more jeresys in their uniform arsenal. Lebron and D-Wade showed off the Heat jerseys on instagram. One is an all red jersey similar to the Christmas uniform from last season, the other is a black jersey modeled off the uniforms the Heat wore during the early 90’s. Check out the jerseys and let us know what you think!

2014 Miami Heat new alternate uniforms throwback all red

First Look: Nike Lebron 11 Armory Slate/Gamma Blue/ Light Armory Blue

Nike Lebron XI 11 Gamma blue release date

Lebron James is coming off his second straight NBA Championship and MVP Title, things could not get much better for the King! Last season, the Lebron X was also the highest grossing sneaker in the NBA!

Nike has big plans to follow up on the success with Lebron’s latest sneaker the Lebron XI. Check out the 11’s in a brand new Armory slate/gamma blue/light armory blue colorway. They look very futuristic and clean. These are set to drop in October for $200 will you be picking them up?

Nike Lebron XI 11 Gamma blue release date

Check out Lebron James Newest Nike; The Lebron XI “Armory Slate”

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After winning his second straight championship, Lebron James is ready to lace up a new pair of Nike sneakers next season for the Miami Heat. The extremely popular Lebron 10 will be succeeded by the Lebron 11. Bron Bron’s next sneaker appears to be modeled after the Batmobile; the first colorway to surface is called the “Armory Slate” edition. Check out the first pictures leaked of the sneaker thanks to Marquee Sole! Stay with Rare Vintage Wear for any updates in release info and price.

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Lebron Wins his 2nd Title, Celebrate with the Nike Lebron X Championship Pack!

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Last night, Lebron James helped the Miami Heat capture their 2nd straight NBA Championship by defeating the San Antonio Spurs in 7 games. In the process of avenging his loss to the Spurs in the 07 finals, Lebron also captured his second straight finals MVP award.

Nike wasted no time in putting together an extremely limited package of sneakers and hats to honor King James latest achievements. The package will include the pair of Red/Black/Gold Nike X PS Elite sneakers Lebron wore during game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals as well as the Lebron X low (with a glow in the dark sole!) two hats, and a witness t shirt.

The t shirt is available for preorder through NIke’s website right now; we assume the package will release in extremely limited quantities sometime in the future, sell out instantly and resell for $5000+!!

Check out the package and let us know what you think!

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