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Miami Heat News: Tim Hardaway Named Finalist for Basketball Hall of Fame
- Updated: February 18, 2017
In a balloting that was announced on Saturday during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, former Miami Heat point guard Tim Hardaway was named a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, marking it the third time in four tries that he’s achieved that status.
The final determination of if Hardaway enters the Hall of Fame will be based on voting that’s conducted within the next six weeks. The Honors Committee will vote, with 18 of 24 possible votes needed for induction.
Hardaway played parts of six seasons with the Heat, being dealt to the team from the Golden State Warriors at the trade deadline on Feb. 22, 1996. In exchange, the Heat dealt Kevin Willis and Bimbo Coles to the Warriors.
During his six seasons in Miami, he scored 6,335 of his 15,373 career points, averaging 17.3 points per game as a member of the Heat. He also handed out 2,867 of his 7,095 career assists, averaging 7.8 for each contest in a Miami uniform.
The Heat’s greatest season of postseason success with Hardaway came in 1997, when he led his team to the Eastern Conference Finals before they lost in five games to Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls.
Hardaway was dealt from Miami to the Dallas Mavericks on Aug. 22, 2001 in exchange for a 2004 second-round pick and a trade exception. The Heat ended up selecting Matt Freije with that pick.