The 1990s and 2000s were a fun time to be an NBA fan.
There were just so many talented players that some of them were often overlooked by younger fans, but they were pure hoopers and entertainers.
That’s the case with Mr. Crossover himself, Tim Hardaway, who’s celebrating a birthday today.
As underrated as he might be nowadays, Hardaway still has a big fan base, and they took to Twitter to wish him a happy birthday on Ball is Life’s post.
Top 3 crossovers in the game
— McMulletBalls' (@McMulletBalls) September 1, 2023
The UTEP 2Step
— Timmy T (@TTimmytwo) September 1, 2023
ONE OF THE FIRST MOVES I PRACTICED EVERYDAY AT THE PARK.
— 🏁 R.I.P KOBE&GIGI R.I.P NIP (@DaWash20) September 1, 2023
— Hip Hop Immortal (@HipHopImm0rtal) September 1, 2023
Hardaway had some of the slickest and sickest moves in the game when he was in his prime.
He thrived with the Golden State Warriors long before the team became the powerhouse it is nowadays, forming one of the most iconic trios in league history – Run TMC — alongside Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond.
Hardaway later took his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat, becoming one of the first stars in franchise history before Dwyane Wade made it to the league.
He had brief stints with the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, and Indiana Pacers before retiring after 14 years in the league, leaving behind averages of 17.7 points and 8.2 assists per game.
Hardaway made it to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, leaving the league as a five-time All-Star, and an Olympic gold medalist with Team USA, and he had his No. 10 jersey retired by the Miami Heat.
Ring culture may not give him his rightful place in NBA history, but Hardaway was ice-cold on the court.NEXT: Fans React To Anthony Edwards' Clutch Performance In Team USA's Win