Hardaway: Anti-gay rant keeps me out of Hall
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Tim Hardaway was part of one of the original Big Threes, and the other two are in the Basketball Hall of Fame. He thinks he knows why he hasn’t joined them: his well-publicized rant from more than a decade ago, in which he said he hated gay people.
Hardaway, 52, was a five-time All-Star in his 13 seasons in the league. He had career averages of 17.7 points and 8.2 assists per game. His crossover move was legendary.
He teamed with Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin to form “Run TMC” in Golden State and led the Warriors back to relevance with an exciting form of basketball. Mullin and Richmond are both in the Hall.
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) March 27, 2019
Hardaway went on to put up big numbers for coach Pat Riley in Miami. His career numbers certainly deserve Hall of Fame consideration, but he said they are overshadowed by the comments he made four years after he retired.
“You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known,” Hardaway told Dan Le