When Tim Hardaway Set The NBA Record For Most Field Goals Attempted With None Made
32 years ago today, on December 27, 1991, in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tim Hardaway had a rough shooting night. Despite being a great shooter, he missed both of his shots from distance that night… and his other 15 as well.
In that game, the future Hall-of-Famer broke the NBA record for most missed field goals in a game, without a make, that was previously held by Rodney McCray of the Sacramento Kings (0/15),
Hardaway managed to score two points from a pair of free throws, shooting 100% from the free throw line. Despite his struggles, the Warriors still emerged victorious in overtime, winning 106-102. After the game, Hardaway maintained a positive attitude and even joked with reporters. He expressed his intention to frame the box score, as he had never experienced such a shooting performance at any level before.
Despite his shooting woes, Hardaway still contributed to the team with 13 assists. Fortunately for the Warriors, Chris Mullin had an outstanding shooting night, scoring 36 points on 15-24 shooting.
Hardaway eventually went on to amass over 15,000 points, over 7,000 assists, over 1,400 steals, make a total of 5 All-NBA teams and have his jersey retired by the Miami Heat. All those accolades are highly impressive, but Hardaway went on to say his biggest legacy remains his famous crossover the “UTEP Two Step”.