First Penny, Now Reggie?
Iím 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, ďDo you think youíre going to play in the NBA again?Ē and he said, ďYes.Ē He was right. My man, Penny Hardaway.
Thatís my favorite player growing up. In my room I probably had 600 pictures up on my wall and 575 of Ďem 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. Thereís nothing out there on him. So, Iím having all the other teams he played for -- Phoenix, New York, and now Miami Ė 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, heís 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 Iíd ever do the same. The answer? Nope. No. No. No. NO. NO. NO.
I want to leave how Reggie Miller originally left, thatís how I want to see every player leave. I want to say, ďThis is my last year, so the fans can give their last hurrah.Ē And thatís 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 heís sitting there, analyzing all these games and heís tempted thinking, ďMan, I can go in there and hit a shot!Ē Sometimes, as fans, you just want to see them leave with that last hurrah.