Posted: Friday June 28, 2013 3:26 PM

Hardaway Jr. switches sides in Heat-Knicks rivalry

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Tim Hardaway Jr. was sitting across from the Miami bench to watch one of toughest blows in Heat history.

Allan Houston's go-ahead shot in the deciding Game 5 of a 1999 first-round series is one of the lasting highlights of the fierce playoff rivalry the New York Knicks had with the Heat in the late 1990s. Hardaway's father starred for Miami, works for the Heat now, and on Friday both got a reminder of that shot again.

A picture of it hangs in Hardaway Jr.'s new basketball home.

The Knicks took him with the No. 24 pick in the NBA draft, and his father couldn't be prouder.

The elder Hardaway says, "The years that I played and the rivalry that we had, now it's coming full circle. My son is going to play for the Knicks. I'm very happy for him.''

 
SI.com
Hot Topics: Sammy Watkins NFL Draft Rick Adelman NFL Questions Aaron Hernandez Donald Trump
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint