Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway was one of theNBA’s breakout superstars when he came into the league in 1993, his popularity hitting its peak during the Chris Rock-voiced Lil’ Pennycommercials and sneaker craze in the mid 90′s. Still, be honest. When was the last time you heard anything relevant about Penny (and don’t say when he was with the Knicks)? My answer: not since Shaquille O’neal left the Orlando Magic for the LosAngeles Lakers.
Penny is attempting to make a splash in business attempting to join a group of investors that already include Justin Timberlake, Peyton Manning’s wife Ashley among others. Why would Penny be interested in the Memphis Grizzlies you ask? He is a Memphis native who played college ball at the state college.