Tim Hardaway says he will not ‘beg’ for a spot in the Hall of Fame

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Tim Hardaway said he is not going to ‘beg’ for a spot in the NBA Hall of Fame.

Hardaway retired in 2003, after a 14-year professional career, however he has not been inducted in the Hall of Fame yet.

“It would be great, solidify my career. [But] I’m not gonna beg for nothing. I’ve never begged for nothing in my life. My grammar school coach, he said those people are very powerful and will hold a grudge against you and you’ll never get into the Hall of Fame.

When he said it, I thought it’ll be forgiveness but as I think about it … my feelings was like, damn, I did [expletive] up, huh?” Hardaway told Vincent Goodwill in Yahoo Sports.