On this date in 1966, five-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway was born in Chicago, Illinois. Hardaway first established himself in Golden State where he was one-third of Run TMC alongside Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond. In the 1995/96 season, the guard would take his breakaway speed and lethal crossover dribble out east when he was traded to the Heat. With Hardaway at the helm and Alonzo Mourning in the middle, the Heat would go on to be a force in the Eastern Conference, with their most memorable run coming in 1996/97, where they knocked off the hated Knicks in seven games before succumbing to the Bulls in the conference finals.
If you have a great blog piece that you think we should feature in Hoops Links, then send it to me at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. Here's this week's look around the blogosphere..
- Hoops Addict wonders if the Nuggets can truly break the mold.
- Bucksketball looks at Milwaukee's tough power forward situation.
- The True Fan's Sports Blog has some possible landing spots for the Kings.
- Pounding The Rock bids farewell to James Anderson.
- Hardwood Paroxysm looks back at the top players of the 1952/53 season.
- Canis Hoopus would like to see some consistency in Minnesota.
- Wages of Wins isn't terribly high on George Karl.
- Secret Rival brings us this offseason's imports and exports.
- Red94 tries to define success in Houston.
- NBA 24 7 365 compares the careers of Tracy McGrady and Baron Davis.
- Fear The Sword asks if the Cavs should play for today, tomorrow, or both.
- SLC Dunk tries to motivate the Jazz's young core.
- Basketbawful previews the Raptors.
- Raptors Republic believes in the power of positive thinking.
- The NBA Geek revisits the small ball discussion.
- Brew Hoop is still waiting on Brandon Jennings.
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