Penny Hardaway wants to play for the Heat. Hey, so do I.


hardaway_penny.jpgAnfernee “Penny” Hardaway last stepped on an NBA court three seasons ago. And he wasn’t good at all in the 16 games he played. He hasn’t done anything of quality on a court since 2004. It’s been a decade since he was good (and if you go back 15 years he was very, very good).

Now he wants to come back and play for the Miami Heat. At age 39.

That’s what he told the guys at the Bottom Line Sports Show on Blogtalk Radio (skip ahead to the 29 minute mark for the fun). CNBC’s Darren Rovell called this “a guy who says he’s Penny Hardaway,” so there is your grain of salt with this.

But it makes sense he wants to come back and help fill out the roster for the Heat. He’s chasing a ring, Miami is now a good place to get one.

By that same token, I want to submit my resume to Pat Riley to take a vets minimum spot on the roster. I’m six foot, a little slow, but with solid shooting touch out to 16 feet. Pretty good passer, as long as the defender doesn’t have long arms or is quick. On defense I can pick up fouls as quickly as anyone you have ever seen.

I can help the Heat as much as Penny can at this point. So I want in.

Chris Bosh with between-the-legs pass to cutting Dwyane Wade (VIDEO)

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Miami is going to be a lot of fun to watch this season (if they can stay healthy).

They’ve got athletic, active players who want to run, who move off the ball, and they have good passers. For example, watch Chris Bosh go between the legs to Dwyane Wade in the Heat’s preseason game Sunday.

Bosh had 14 points, and Wade had a dozen, but Charlotte won the exhibition.


Blake Griffin pre-game dunk knocks down shot clock

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The Clippers went north of the border to take on the Raptors in an exhibition game, but it was on the West Coast of Canada in one of the world’s prettiest cities — Vancouver. The two played at the Rogers Arena.

Where, they may want to upgrade the shot clocks behind the backboards. Watch over the shoulder of the Clippers announcers as Griffin dunks in warmups.

Notice that DeAndre Jordan loves this.

Nice to see Griffin dunking like his old self again. If you want another view, the NBA retweeted this.