In continuation of the Orlando Magic’s 25th anniversary season-long celebration the team will honor former Magic great and four-time NBA All-Star, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, at the Magic’s February 21 matchup vs. the New York Knicks, tip-off set for 7 p.m. The night will feature a center court presentation at the end of the first quarter.
“Legends Nights” is an on-going program which will honor former players/legends throughout the Magic’s Silver Season. Past honorees include Tracy McGrady, Nick Anderson, Pat Williams, Jimmy Hewitt, Dennis Scott, Pat Garrity, Jeff Turner, Sam Vincent and John Gabriel. In addition to the Magic’s “Legends Nights,” the 2013-14 season will feature the Silver Ticket Sweepstakes and Scratch Off Promotion, special appearances, game entertainment and other events throughout the season.
Hardaway was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 1993 NBA Draft (third pick overall), but was traded along with three future first-round picks to the Magic for the rights to first overall pick Chris Webber. He played six seasons for Orlando from 1993-1999 averaging 19.0 ppg., 6.3 apg. 4.7 rpg. and 1.9 stlpg. in 37.2 mpg. The four-time NBA All-Star (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998) was twice selected to the All-NBA First Team (1995, 1996). Hardaway ranks on the Magic’s all-time franchise list in points (7,018, seventh), steals (718, third), assists (2,343, fourth), blocked shots (191, ninth), rebounds (1,752, ninth), field goals made (2,542, sixth) and minutes played (13,721, seventh).
Source: Orlando Magic MediaOrlando Magic to Honor Four-Time NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway by David Gaulman