Tim Hardaway is free to root for his beloved Miami Warmth. 

The five-time NBA All-Star resigned from his scouting place with the New York Knicks final month for a broadcasting job on FS1’s “The Carton Present,” based on a report from the South Florida Solar-Sentinel – simply days from the rivalry sequence between the Knicks and Warmth started. 

Hardaway, who performed elements of six seasons in Miami, shortly switched allegiances. 

Tim Hardaway at FTX Enviornment in Miami
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“After all, Miami,” Hardaway stated when the Solar-Sentinel requested who he was backing within the sequence. “My coronary heart is in two locations, Miami and the Golden State Warriors. And when my son is within the playoffs, it’s with him, too. I’m at all times true to that. And if the Warmth and Warriors play within the championship, then I’ll simply be carrying each jerseys to all the video games.”

Hardaway joined the Knicks as a scout in Could 2022 regardless of famously saying “I hate them with all of the hate you’ll be able to hate with” through the top of the New York-Miami rivalry within the Nineteen Nineties. 

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame additionally served as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons from 2014-2018. 

Observe The Publish’s protection of the Knicks vs. Warmth NBA playoff sequence

Tim Hardaway
Tim Hardaway
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Now, Hardaway is kicking off a media profession.

“I stop two weeks in the past, as a result of I couldn’t go on TV and speak about basketball, and I really like speaking about basketball, and I couldn’t try this working for the Knicks,” Hardaway stated. “I couldn’t speak about totally different groups. I couldn’t speak about totally different gamers. I’m ecstatic and having fun with myself every morning on Fox Sports activities 1. It didn’t have something to do with anything however me being blissful.”

Hardaway’s son, Tim Hardaway Jr., had two stints in New York, one as a 2013 first-round decide and later as a free agent.

Sport 6 between the Knicks and Warmth will kick off Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.