When your dad was one of the best point guards of his era in the NBA and you end up being drafted to the New York Knicks, there can be a lot of pressure on you, especially as a rookie. Tim Hardaway Jr. may be a lot like his dad though, in which he doesn't get bothered by pressure but actually welcomes those moments. He has a long way to go in his NBA career before he can prove that to be true, but after one preseason game in which he calmly hit the game-winner against the Boston Celtics, Tim Hardaway Jr. seems pretty comfortable.
With his dad in attendance, Hardaway came off a screen on a baseline out of bounds play and curled toward the left corner. He received the inbound pass and rose up immediately for the 18-footer. With less than 10 seconds left and down one, the Knicks rookie let it fly and knocked it down cold for the eventual win over the Celtics. It capped off a 16-point effort off the bench in which he made 6-of-10 from the field and grabbed three rebounds.
Not bad for a preseason NBA debut.