On the latest episode of the Rex Chapman Show with Josh Hopkins,
the guys are joined by Hall of Fame Member Class of 2022, Tim
Hardaway. After a long career, Tim looks back on growing up in
Chicago and why it's been a hotbed of NBA talent. Now as a parent
of an NBA star, he talks about teaching the game of basketball to
the next generation. 11:00 - Rex and Tim talk about joining forces
in Miami and the incredible night Rex had against Michael Jordan
and the Bulls. 12:45 - It was unusual to have a scoring point guard
until Tim Hardaway came into the NBA. How did he balance being a
scorer vs a facilitator for his teammates? 16:00 - Who does Rex
think is the best comparison in the NBA right now for Tim Hardaway?
19:00 - Tim compares playing for Pat Riley in Miami to when he
entered the league with the Warriors, with Run TMC. 23:00 - Tim
discusses growing up on the South Side of Chicago, and talks about
the heated rivalries with the West Side. 26:45 - Top 5 South side
vs West Side Chicago Basketball OUT - Josh "I Admire you trying to
answer it" 31:00 - When did Tim Hardaway get the basketball bug? It
goes back to watching his Dad, a Chicago playground legend. 41:30 -
What were some of the core memories Tim had as a kid growing up? It
was always playing some kind of ball, whether that was basketball,
football baseball, or soccer. 49:50 - Tim remembers Benji Wilson,
and the tragedy around his murder. It was as if the President of
Chicago had been killed. 52:30 - How did Tim Hardaway end up at the
University of Texas El Paso? It's a pretty far way from Chicago.
56:00 - Once he made the NBA, Tim had to put the teams on notice
that passed on him that it would be their biggest mistake. 48:30 -
Where would the NBA be today without Tim Hardaway's crossover?
49:30 - The origin story of the UTEP Two Step 55:00 - Is it more
gratifying or difficult having a son playing in the NBA? What would
Dad have done if he had Jr's height? 55:00 - Tim "If I was 6-foot-6
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