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Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1971, July 18, 1971
MarkHis goatee
Fact(1994-) Playing professional basketball for the NBA's Orlando Magic.

Anfernee Deon “Penny” Hardaway (born July 18, 1971) is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Hardaway was a four-time NBA All-Star and named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He is currently the head coach of the Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team.

Hardaway was born in Memphis, Tennessee. His mother, Shirley, was a high school basketball coach and his father, Mayce, was a factory worker. Hardaway has three older sisters and one younger brother. Hardaway’s father died of a heart attack when he was eight years old and his mother died of cancer when he was 15.

Hardaway attended Treadwell High School in Memphis where he was a three-time All-State selection. He was recruited by several colleges but chose to play for the University of Memphis.

Hardaway played for the Memphis Tigers from 1989 to 1993. He was named Conference USA Player of the Year as a junior and was a two-time All-American. He helped lead the Tigers to the NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen in 1992 and Elite Eight in 1993.

Hardaway was selected third overall in the 1993 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic. He teamed with Shaquille O’Neal to form one of the most dynamic duos in NBA history. Hardaway was named Rookie of the Year and made the All-Rookie team. He was also selected to the All-Star team and named co-MVP of the 1995 All-Star game.

Hardaway’s career was derailed by injuries but he still managed to average over 20 points per game for his career. He was traded to the Phoenix Suns in 1999 and later played for the New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, and Miami Heat. He retired from the NBA in 2008.

Hardaway has been married twice and has four children. His first marriage to Mary Wilkerson ended in divorce. He married Marjorie Harris in 2013 and they have two children together.

Hardaway has a net worth of $50 million. He earns his money from his NBA career, endorsement deals, and investments.

General Info

Full NamePenny Hardaway
Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1971, July 18, 1971
Height2.01 m, 2.01 m
Weight88 kg, 88 kg
ProfessionBasketball player, Actor, Businessperson, Basketball player, Actor, Businessperson
EducationUniversity of Memphis, The Comedy of Errors - 2017, University of Memphis, The Comedy of Errors - 2017
NationalityAmerican, American


ParentsFae Hardaway, Eddie Gordon, Fae Hardaway, Eddie Gordon


AwardsAll-NBA Team, NBA All-Rookie Team, All-NBA Team, NBA All-Rookie Team
MoviesBlue Chips, Blue Chips
TV ShowsVGX Award Show, VGX Award Show

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#Marks / Signs
1His goatee


1(February 22) Traded to the Orlando Magic for Steve Francis. [2006]
2(1994-) Playing professional basketball for the NBA's Orlando Magic.
3Playing for the New York Knicks [January 2004]
4(December 12) Waived by the Miami Heat. [2007]
5Playing basketball for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA [1999]
6Got his nickname "Penny" from his maternal grandmother who used to call him "Pretty" when he was younger, because of her thick country accent people thought she was calling him "Penny". He chose to wear number 1 in the pro's to honor his grandmother.
7Is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
8A four time NBA all-star (1995-1998), 2-time all NBA 1st team (1995, 1996, All NBA 3rd team (1997). Paired with Jason Kidd on the Phoenix Suns to create what was dubbed "Backcourt 2000".
9Owns a $225,000 Lamborghini and four Toyota 4Runners.
10Has been a spokesman for Nike, Sprite, Post Cereals, Hillshire Farms, Sony PlayStation, and UNICEF.
11Has a holiday in Memphis in his honor (July 15)
12Has three tattoos: a bulldog above his left ankle, "Part II, Heaven Cent" on his left bicep, and "The Storm is Over" on right arm.
13Has three children. A daughter (b. 1992), a daughter (b. 2005) and a son (b. 2000).
14A black belt in Taekwondo
15College: Memphis State (Now University of Memphis)
16He played basketball for the USA in 1996 Olympics.



Cribs2001TV Series
Blue Chips1994Butch McRae


30 for 302016TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode


The Apprentice2005TV SeriesHimself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
1998 NBA All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself
Figure It Out1997TV SeriesHimself / panelist (1998)
1997 NBA All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself
Cosby1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHimself
1996 NBA All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
1995 NBA All-Star Game1995TV SpecialHimself

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