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    Just thought maybe having a thread devoted to retired NBA players attempting comebacks... so far we have

    Coming Back...
    Charles Oakley
    Allan Houston
    Penny Hardaway (signed with Heat 08/09/07)
    Doug Christie

    Staying Retired...
    Reggie Miller
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    Wow, Penny signed with the Heat?!? A SHAQ/PENNY BACKCOURT!!!!!!!11111 DREAM COME TRUE!!!

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    i posted this in the Allan Houston thread but i'll post it here too

    Miami Signs Penny Hardaway
    August 9, 2007 - 5:29 pm
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    The Miami Heat announced today that they have signed free agent guard/forward Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    “Penny is a player who has been an All-Star and has enjoyed an illustrious career,” said Heat President & Head Coach Pat Riley. “We have been impressed at his hard work and dedication this summer to get back in shape and return to the NBA. He is a skilled player who can help us in multiple positions.”

    During a 13-year NBA career with the Orlando Magic , Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks , Hardaway has averaged 15.4 points, 5.1 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 1.61 steals and 34.0 minutes in 688 games (549 starts). The 6’7”, 220-pound guard/forward has shot 45.8 percent from the floor, 31.5 percent from three-point range and 77.4 percent from the foul line. [READ]

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    Isn't he that guy Shaq calls Fredo?

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    Dennis Rodman still trying?

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    sickkkkkkkkk~! Penny and shaq back together! man that's going to be awesome watching!
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    Penny's gotten to the Holyfield point where the league shouldn't even let him play.
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    sickkkkkkkkk~! Penny and shaq back together! man that's going to be awesome watching!
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    Houston should sign with the Celtics too. Could you imagine Alan and Reggie on the same team? lol that would be great. I love the Penny Shaq reunite, watch how Penny's game rises.

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    PENNY IS BACK? I can't wait for this season

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    Is Lil Penny coming back too?

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    Isn't Shawn Kemp still trying to come back??

    Maybe Latrell Spreewell will give it a go...
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    Is Lil Penny coming back too?
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    I forgot how much he sounded like an annoying Chris Rock. And he must be pretty irritating to be labeled an annoying Chris Rock.

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    Wow, all of a sudden everyone wants to come out of retirement.
    Shocking!


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    Maybe this is just the big Stern decoy move. He had the office call every retired guy he could think of and asked them to come back. Stockton probably just said no.

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    Penny signed with the Heat???

    Wow the power just shifted back to the east...
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    Penny signed with the Heat???

    Wow the power just shifted back to the east...
    yeah you guys can forget about back-to-backs power shifted southeast and its not because of rashard and stan "moneyshot" van gundy
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    Isn't Shawn Kemp still trying to come back??


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    I forgot how much he sounded like an annoying Chris Rock. And he must be pretty irritating to be labeled an annoying Chris Rock.

    You realize that that actually is Chris Rock's voice?

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    You realize that that actually is Chris Rock's voice?
    Hahaha, I had no idea. Wow. Guess it makes sense now.

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    Hahaha, I had no idea. Wow. Guess it makes sense now.

    and here I thought you were being your sarcastic self this whole time!

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    here is a recent blog from HIBATCHI!!! about penny and reggie... somehow i don't think he 'borrowed' this one from ian edwards...

    Comebacks Galore
    Posted by Gilbert Arenas on Aug. 15 2007, 1:41 p.m. ET



    Will I be seeing Reggie in green?
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    First Penny, Now Reggie?

    I’m one of the happiest guys around now because my favorite player is coming back to play. I remember John Thompson had an interview with him and asked him, “Do you think you’re going to play in the NBA again?” and he said, “Yes.” He was right. My man, Penny Hardaway.


    That’s my favorite player growing up. In my room I probably had 600 pictures up on my wall and 575 of ‘em were all Penny. Then I had a few Shaq, young Kobe and Iverson ones too.

    The funny part is, you know, I collect jerseys and I just found an original Orlando Penny Hardaway jersey. There’s nothing out there on him. So, I’m having all the other teams he played for -- Phoenix, New York, and now Miami – send one of his jerseys to me.

    I think he still has something left.

    Reggie has some stuff going on too. He just needs to get on that right team. With him, he’s not as dominant as he used to be but, he can be that third or fourth option.

    Seeing all these guys come back has made me think about whether I’d ever do the same. The answer? Nope. No. No. No. NO. NO. NO.

    I want to leave how Reggie Miller originally left, that’s how I want to see every player leave. I want to say, “This is my last year, so the fans can give their last hurrah.” And that’s it. I hate how guys want to come back sometimes.
    With Reggie, I really liked how he finished that year and walked away from the game. But I guess he’s sitting there, analyzing all these games and he’s tempted thinking, “Man, I can go in there and hit a shot!” Sometimes, as fans, you just want to see them leave with that last hurrah.

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    add one more to the list... doug christie wants to re-comeback.

    Christie ready to give NBA another go



    By Scott Howard-Cooper - Bee Staff Writer
    Published 12:00 am PDT Tuesday, September 4, 2007

    There are no hand signals this time.

    This is proclaiming.

    "I can't really put into words how excited I am," Doug Christie says.

    And:

    "I'm in the best shape of my life."

    Christie is on the phone from his home in Seattle. Or maybe he's on cloud nine. Same thing.

    He appeared in seven games in 2006-07 as a Clipper and seven games in 2005-06 as a Maverick, and he hasn't played for more than half a season since the 2004-05 split between the Kings and Magic. But he is adamant he will sign a free-agent deal, perhaps within two weeks.

    In the summer of 36-year-old Penny Hardaway signing with the Heat, 37-year-old P.J. Brown being chased by title hopefuls in Phoenix and Dallas and 42-year-old Reggie Miller and 43-year-old Charles Oakley considering comebacks, Christie has firmly placed himself on the Graybeard Express.
    "I know for a fact that I will be back," he said. "I am thoroughly excited. I've been working out to make sure I'm ready. I feel fantastic."

    Christie is 37 but feels, in his estimation, 10 or 11 years younger. He said he has two or three more NBA seasons in the body once known for its conditioning and durability. He isn't looking for a last-gasp chance.

    Now all he has to do is get someone to believe he has one season left.
    Christie said there have been talks with seven teams, although only two have had "real high interest." He would not name any of the clubs, only that one of the best chances is in the West and one is in the East. He did say there have been no conversations with the Kings.

    The preference is to land with a championship contender, which only makes sense -- he gets a shot at a ring, just as it is unlikely a team in building mode would invest minutes in a 37-year-old wing. But it is not a concrete rule for Christie.

    If the SuperSonics called, there would be a great appeal to playing in his hometown. If the Kings called, doubtful given the depth they have at shooting guard and small forward, there would be a definite lure to return to a city his family enjoyed. And it was only last season he returned to the familiarity of Los Angeles, after previously playing at Pepperdine and with the Lakers, to join the lottery-bound Clippers.

    Or at least he sort of joined the Clippers. Christie signed a 10-day contract, then another, and then bailed on them a few days before the deal expired in a bizarre sequence in which his publicist informed the media before the team.

    Christie left after seven appearances worth 82 minutes, 13 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and 5-of-17 shooting. Six months later, he calls it an amicable departure. Maybe from his standpoint. The Clippers' front office, though, considered the departure unprofessional and wondered if they hadn't been used as a publicity stunt by a player trying to drive interest for a reality-TV series and forthcoming book with his wife.

    Christie says now his interest in sticking in the NBA was real, even if it did look as though he walked away from a job when few others, if anyone, were calling. Similarly, he talks in this offseason of making it back, somewhere, for two or three more years, not just for a quick match race against Father Time.

    Remember, "the best shape of my life."

    It's Christie pointing forward. A hand gesture after all.
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