words // Nick DePaula

As the story goes, young Anfernee Hardaway's grandmother was simply trying to call him "pretty" as a child, but over the earliest years of his life in Memphis, he heard her muffled words as "Penny."

By the time he was drafted third in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic and decided to wear jersey number #1, his All-NBA career as Penny Hardaway was off and running.

To celebrate his now iconic nickname that helped spawn one of the footwear industry's great signature lines, the NBA Store has released this "Penny" nickname jersey in the Magic's Hardwood Classics black pinstripes style.

Are there any other HWC nickname jerseys for former legends you'd like to see? 

Available now at the NBA Store.