Tim Hardaway opens up on the Warriors fans and their “perception” in basketball matters

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Tim Hardaway was the leader of the famous Run-TMC Warriors, led by coaching legend Don Nelson during the early 90s.

The former Warriors guard and five-time All-Star talked on Season Ticket Member Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Kelenna Azubuike about his time in Golden State.

The NBA legend shared his thoughts on the Warriors fans being someone that played with and against the “Dub Nation”.

“I’m just going to tell you: these are some basketball fanatics. Their I.Q. for basketball is through the roof. They know if you’re dogging it, they know if you’re not playing your hardest. They know if you’re out there just going through the motions and they will tell you. They’ve been through a lot of basketball – I’m talking about Al Attles, you got Rick Barry, you got Wilt Chamberlain,” Hardaway said.

“I’m telling you they know a lot about basketball, and they will let you know if you’re not out there doing what you’re supposed to do. They are some loyal fans… we wasn’t winning, and it was a sellout! We wasn’t even in contention of being in the playoffs, bu they were there every night, and they cheered every night, and we loved them for that.”

Hardaway averaged over 20 points a game in four out of his first six years in the NBA before getting traded to the Miami Heat during the 1995-96 season. He finished his career in the Bay area with 19.8 points, 9.3 assists, and one of the most “deadly” crossovers in the history of the league.