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Tim Hardaway Jr. is popularly known as a professional American basketball player currently playing for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Interestingly, he is the son of former NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway. Prior to playing for the big leagues, the younger Hardaway honed his skills on the college basketball team, Michigan Wolverines before he was later drafted in 2013 with the 24th overall pick in the NBA Draft.
Tim Hardaway Jr. Bio, Age
Timothy Duane Hardaway Jr. was born on the 16th of March 1992 in Miami, Florida, United States. His parents are Yolanda Adkins Hardaway and Tim Hardaway. His mother, Yolanda, was a house worker, while his father, Tim, was a professional baskettball player in his active years in the court. Basically, it was his father’s success as a basketballer that influenced him to seek a career in the sport.
For his high school education, Tim was enrolled into the Palmer Trinity School but was later transferred to the Miami Palmetto High School. While he was still a freshman, Tim started out playing football, before leaving the sport to focus more on basketball. As he directed most of his energy towards developing his skills in basketball, he was also facing problems with his dad who was like his second coach. He also experienced the trouble of not getting selected by most college basketball programs. At this time, Hardaway was unranked in the Rivals.com Top-150 which was a problem for him. However, he was lucky to have been contacted by the University of Michigan to be a part of the Michigan Wolverines where he ended up playing his collegiate basketball. He was later drafted by the New York Knicks as the 24th overall pick in NBA draft in 2013.
In the process of being drafted, Tim Hardaway Jr. entered the contract with only two guards. This draft made him and fellow teammate, Burke to become the first Michigan pair to be chosen in the maiden round since and Juwan Howard in the 1994 NBA draft. The knick later made the official announcement that the contract signed by Tim was worth $6 million for a four-year period. Tim chose to wear the number 5 jersey, stating in a twitter post that his decision stemmed from the fact that it is the same number his father wore as a rookie. He was subsequently traded to the Atlanta Hawks on the 25th of June 2015.
This trade was done in order to create the opportunity to exchange him for Jerian Grant. In his new team, he was listed as inactive for the season opener regardless of the 24 averaging points he garnered in the final two pre-season contest. As the 2016-2017 season progressed, Tim was later expected to compete with Kent Bazemore, Thabo Sefolosha, and Kyle Korver for playing time. He would later make a debut with the team against the Boston Celtics on the 24th of November 2016. Tim Hardaway Jr. did well to post his very first career double in the NBA with 11 rebounds and 26 points in the match against the Orlando Magic on the 8th of November 2016. After missing 20 games, he returned to the Knicks on the 12th of January 2017.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is a good looking young man who most ladies would love to date. More so, his success in playing basketball has even made him more desirable to his female fans, leading to the obsession with finding out his relationship status. So far, we know that he is in a romantic relationship with Kylie Bossie. Together, they are seen taking exotic trips just to relax in their favorite places of which Miami is their most frequented. As to wedding plans, there has been no hint that he is intending to walk down the aisle anytime soon. We sure will keep our eyes peeled for the latest development in his love life.
Height, Weight And Body Measurements
It is no hidden secret that having the right body type is quite paramount when it comes to sports like basketball. The major outstanding feature of any aspiring athlete of this sport would be in terms of an impressive height. Though the sports do witness some average height athletes from time to time, notwithstanding, the majority of the players are way taller than the average male. Therefore, with Tim Hardaway Jr., he stands really tall at a great height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.98 m) with a lean weight of 205 lb (93 kg).