Miami retires #10

On October 28, 2009, the Miami Heat retired the number 10 for point guard Tim Hardaway.

Hardaway played in the National Basketball League for 13 seasons. It could have been 14 seasons if it was not for a knee injury forcing him to miss the 1993-94 season. The Chicago native started his career as the 14th pick in the first round of the 1989 NBA draft when he was chosen as the Golden State Warriors. He was traded to the Heat during the 1995-96 season and remained in Miami until the end of the 200-01 season. He played for the Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets in the 2001-02 season, and for his final season, 2002-03, he played with the Indiana Pacers.

While in the NBA, Hardaway scored an average of 17.7 points and 8.2 assists average per game. He did not get voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for the class of 2013, but there is always next year for him.

To top off his success with the NBA, Hardaway had the honor of playing for team USA in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia where he scored a total of 44 points.

“As an African-American, I know all too well the negative thoughts and feelings hatred and bigotry cause.” -Tim Hardaway in response to his anti gay remarks.

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