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Penny Hardaway Back to Miami Heat—to Play with LeBron? Hell Yea! He Tells Us: ‘I’m still damn good at what I do’

Penny Hardaway wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He’s ready, willing and able to return to the NBA—and is jonesing to play side-by-side with LeBron James.

During his monthly “Penny for Your Thoughts” segment on The Bottom Line Sports Show, the all-star BlogTalkRadio contributor announced he’s throwing his hat in the ring for a place on the Miami Heat, where, in 2007, he played his final NBA season before retiring with knee injuries.

CAPTION: "I love basketball and I didn't get a chance to finish my career the way I wanted," Penny (above) said.

"I love basketball and I didn't get a chance to finish my career the way I wanted," Penny (above) said.

“Mentally I was retired and physically I was retired. I was playing recreational ball,” the shooting and point guard—who began his career with the Orlando Magic, before joining the Phoenix Suns and New York Kicks—told host Gerald Brown.

“But when the decision happened with Chris Bosh and LeBron, I felt like I could really be good in that system,” Penny added, referring to LeBron’s recent move from the Cleveland Cavs to the Heat.

Upon hearing LeBron’s Big Decision last week, Penny sent text messages to Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and former teammate Alonzo Mourning expressing his interest in competing for a Continue reading