Anfernee Hardaway crashed the NBA party in the mid-1990s and was going to be part of the literal changing of the guard in the NBA. In Hardaway there was a point guard with size (6-foot-7), speed and athleticism but also the control to run the point. He was not quite Magic Johnson as a point guard, but he was unquestionably one of the best players in the NBA for a solid four or five year stretch.
Then, his body betrayed him. Or maybe the basketball culture of the 1990s and his era betrayed him.
Whatever it was, knee and ankle injuries plagued Hardaway and zapped him of his athleticism in those post-Shaquille O'Neal years. He was never the same player and he never returned to his All Star form.
What happened to Hardaway? That is hard to tell if you are not a doctor. I certainly am not. But Dr. James Andrews is.
Dr. Andrews is probably the foremost sports surgeon in the world, having performed ACL surgeries on several athletes and is the go-to guy for sports injurie...