September 13, 2011 BY John Kim / 11
If you grew up watching the NBA in the 90’s, the likelihood that you were a fan of Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway is fairly high. Penny was undoubtedly Nike’s most valuable marketing chip behind Michael Jordan, and playing for the exciting Orlando Magic and experiencing quick success (it took Penny just two seasons to reach the NBA Finals) only helped his cause. Then came Lil’ Penny, an ‘alter ago’ of sorts, the TV ads with the impeccable Tyra Banks, and a line of signature shoes that are considered to be one of the most popular of all-time. Truth is, Penny’s NBA career was enhanced by his charisma, because truthfully speaking, his ‘legacy’ only stretches three, maybe four seasons. Regardless of that fact, Penny Hardaway is a 90’s basketball icon, and one of LeBron James’ personal sports ‘heroes’. Thusly, Penny Hardaway’s Nike sigs were infused with the Air Max LeBron VII as part of the unreleased ‘Heroes Pack‘, where the LeBron VII and the Air Penny came together in a sweet marriage of iconic sneaker detailing. We’ve got a detailed look at this sample below so take a look and snag this pair before it disappears by checking out the auction from hyperstrike_718 on eBay.