LeBron James and Penny Hardaway share friendship, mutual respect

James: ‘I idolized Michael Jordan, but I wanted to be like Penny’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 26, 2019 10:25 AM CT | Published: February 25, 2019 7:03 PM CT
<strong>The longtime friendship between LeBron James, left, and Memphis coach Penny Hardaway could help Hardaway on the recruiting trail, using the NBA star's words as a conversation starter with players.&nbsp;</strong>(LeBron James:&nbsp;AP Photo/Matt York; Penny Hardaway: Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

The longtime friendship between LeBron James, left, and Memphis coach Penny Hardaway could help Hardaway on the recruiting trail, using the NBA star's words as a conversation starter with players. (LeBron James: AP Photo/Matt York; Penny Hardaway: Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

The longtime friendship between Penny Hardaway and LeBron James could help Hardaway on the recruiting trail, using the NBA star's words as a conversation starter with players.

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Jonah Jordan was born and raised in Memphis, graduated from the University of Memphis and has covered the Memphis Tigers for three years. When he's not writing, he enjoys golfing and eating barbecue.


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