Anfernee Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a 6' 7" (2.01 m) professional American basketball player in the NBA playing at small forward/shooting guard. He is currently not on a team, as he was recently waived by the Orlando Magic. He was one of the best point guards of his generation; however, injuries have plagued his career and reduced his effectiveness. Hardaway's play often times dazzled the home crowds and awed opposing team's fans on the road with his superb court vision coupled with a consistent scoring ability. His most productive years came in his days as a member of the Orlando Magic as well as the early portion of his stint with the Phoenix Suns.
In the past, Hardaway often drew comparisons to former great Magic Johnson, as both players were taller than traditional point guards (Johnson stood at 6' 9"/2.06 m but possessed excellent ball handling and passing skills, trademarks of great point guards). Hardaway also caught comparisons to Michael Jordan in 1996 from some basketball media analysts.