Penny Hardaway Net Worth Money and More
Net worth: $40 million
Are you interested in earning tones of money by playing a professional sport? Most of the young minds of the world today are. Then you must choose the sport selectively, yes it should be none other than the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s managed basketball. To add to your knowledge All NBA players are highly paid professionals with not only a high pay but a guaranteed 100% pay contracts. Not only this, but if you after being a NBA player do not play on the opening day due to some injury you will still be allowed to receive your pay check. Isn’t this what you want from all your contracts of playing a professional sport? What matters in the end is the money and what worth can that money makes lend to your image.
To add a cherry to the cake of the professional sport of basketball the tons of money is followed by the longevity of the career the players hold. If one of them is highly talented he would be a pro just after the high school like Kevin Garnet, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant who turned pro well before their 18th Birthdays. And yes these players definitely earn a huge amount to be played for.
OF all these highly salaried players one of them is Penny Hardaway with a net worth of about 40 million dollars. His major source of wealth is NBA and maintains a vehement fan following by his dedication towards the sports. One of the tallest NBA players with a height of 6 feet 7 inches which is approximately 2 meters and is married to Mary McDonnell. Penny was born as Anfernee Deon Hardaway on July 18, 1971 at Memphis. He weighs approximately 88 kilograms which is approximately 195lbs. Penny is now a retired professional basketball player and before which he has done his education from the University of Memphis.
Penny played as a tall point guard, the duty of a point guard is to make sure that the ball reaches the right person at the right time. He has to make sure that the game is being played according to the coach’s plan and also the role of a point guard can be compared to that of the role of a quarterback in the American football. Orlando Magic is a Southeast division of the NBA’s Eastern conference with notable players like Penny Hardaway, Patrick Ewing, Grant Hill, Vince Career and many more. Penny has played for NBA with Orlando magic and Phoenix Suns. Not only had these he also played for New York Knicks and also for the Miami Heat. Playing with such highly repudiated teams and association’s penny has made his long run to earn a net worth that is worth 40 million dollars.
There is a very interesting story as to why is he called Penny. As a child Hardaway was very close to his grandmother who called him “Pretty” which was converted to “Penny” as it is spoken in the southern drawl. Southern drawl is a type of language where the words are spoken in such a way that it becomes difficult for a foreigner to understand and the tone of the words are quite different than the normal and day to day pronunciations. The love and affinity towards the ball was since his childhood and he pursued a career of basketball in his childhood dream. Initially he began as a referee at the Memphis, his hometown, YMCA and later played on the Junior Olympic basketball team. YMCA is the young men’s Christian Association with more than 140 countries association as a part of the same.
As Penny was a superstar in terms of his games he has a lot of accolades to his career like the NBA Player of the month for November 1995. He has won the 1996 summer Olympics Gold Medal for the United States of America’s Men’s Basketball. He also has the credit of scoring six career Triple doubles that were in five regular and 1 playoff. Not only this his history suggests accolades like National High school player of the year 1990 and also Memphis high School player of the Year awarded in the year 1989 and 1990. These awards and accomplishments have added net worth to his career and a strong sense of his dedication towards work can be seen from this.
Golden State Warriors selected Penny for the first round of 1993 NBA. He continued playing for the NBA after which he worked for Phoenix Suns where he was signed before 1999-2000 NBA Season with a team fellow Jason Kidd. The NBA 2004 playoffs were led by Hardaway when he was the member of the Knicks. In this there were approximately 76 games where the average of the season was 9.2 points. His contract expired on summer 2006 when he landed back to Orlando.
Penny Hardaway has made a major contribution towards the world of Basketball as one of the highly accredited, well known and lovable players with an ardent fan following. He has not only lead the world of youth to follow him as a player but also maintained his net worth of 40 million dollars to be listed as one of the richest National Basketball Association’s players and in return be one amongst the richest people in the world of sports.
In terms of assets, Penny owns nothing in comparison to the Worlds materialistic beings. He has believed in giving back to the work rather than keeping things in terms of cars and big wealthy houses. He also has few restaurants being successfully run under his management and also he has been coaching under 14 basketball players after his retirement.