May 14, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
When it comes to Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway’s NBA career, the most asked question by far would be a hypothetical with a jist like, “What if injuries hadn’t robbed Penny of more years on top of the league?” Hardaway’s was a tough path and it was nearly stolen away even earlier, when a little over two decades ago, he was struck in the foot by stray gunfire connected to an armed robbery. The same town dangerous enough to put his life in jeopardy was also where Penny played his way into the national spotlight, and this latest colorway of what is arguably Nike Sportswear’s finest hybrid design to date, celebrating his deep connections to western Tennessee’s urban center. The Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Memphis Blues’ is sweeter than an order of BBQ Spaghetti from Cozy Corner, an all-blue dish whose trendy palette happens to coincide perfectly with the ‘1c’ logo Penny wore during his best years in Orlando. Check out a set of new images after the jump, and grab a pair today from nikeyager on eBay.