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Old 02-21-2010, 09:35 PM   #47
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Default Re: Penny Hardaway appreciation thread

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Getting stuck next to one of the best centers ever doesn't make you a better winner, it makes you fortunate.

Penny proved he could lead a championship contender without Shaq when he was healthy. He did better--much better--when Shaq was hurt than young Kobe or young Wade did. The Magic without Shaq remained an elite team thanks to Penny; LA and Miami without Shaq played .500 or worse ball. If Orlando was all Shaq how could they compete so well without him?

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Of course it matters, he made the teams when the best player was sitting out.

The last time I checked Jordan played in 96'...

Top 5 in all-NBA voting in 1995

1) Malone (F) 519
2) Robinson (C) 479
3) Pippen (F) 451
4) Stockton (G) 447
5) P. Hardaway (G) 394

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/12/sp...s-all-nba.html

Top 5 in all-NBA voting in 1996

1) Jordan (G) 113 (unanimous)
2) Pippen (F) 91
3) P. Hardaway (G) 90
4) Malone (F) 89
5) Robinson (C) 65

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/05/24/sp...tar-again.html

Jordan also must be why Penny was 3rd in MVP voting in 96', right? What is VC's top MVP finish? 10th or 11th? Penny was a guy you could go to war with; prime Carter was a guy who could sell tickets.

Jordan being retired means nothing. Is Drexler's all-NBA first team selection in 92' illegitimate because Magic retired?

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He played 5 games in the 97 playoffs. Anyone can have a great stretch or series...

at this coming from a Heat fan. You do realize the Heat had some good teams before Wade, don't you?

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