Re: Penny Hardaway appreciation thread
I'd say Penny's peak was around 1996. That was definitely the year where his hype was at its peak. Orlando was the reigning ECF champs and made it to the ECF again. Penny was selected to the Dream Team. And in reality, I'd say he was a top 10 player in the league. Here are the premier stars of the league around that time.
Penny has no argument over Shaq, MJ, Hakeem, DRob or Malone. The rest are very arguable. I'd prefer Hill over Penny. GP and Pippen are above him for their superior defensive impact. The rest is very arguable, though.