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Penny scores 2 of his 25 on Kobe
Penny scores 2 of his 25 points over Kobe Bryant, however his efforts were negated by the Sun's 117-94 loss to the Lakers

"WHAT THE!!!" NBA photo of the Week

Jordan VS Western Conference

10/4/01 1:15 PM Eastern

Ok, Training camp for many of the NBA teams is underway! Penny attended the first day of training camp and it appears that he has tendinitis in his left knee. He's going to Toronto today for some kind of treatment on his knee. Sonorex treatment is only available in Canada right now, and the treatment is used to speed up healing. Penny says this is not anything serious, and he will be ready for the first preseason game against Houston. I hope he's ready to run by then because Houston has one of the quickest backcourts in the league in Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley. What am I saying, it's only a preseason game! I guess I'm pretty excited about the start of the season. Tickets for games go on sale October 6, and me being in the Orlando area, I will get tickets to the Suns vs. Magic game in March I believe. How bout the matchup of Marbury, Penny and Marion VS Hill, Mcgrady and Star-in-the-making, Mike Miller? Suns gunna tear them apart! Hmm... I think I'm gunna be the only one in the TD Waterhouse Centre cheering for Penny. I remember going to the Suns Vs Magic game in February of 2000. Penny knocked down his first 4 shots then went pretty cold the rest of the game. I could swear everyone in the building was booing Penny. I was told to "Shutup" when I cheered for him, but I didn't care. The only times he was cheered when he got the ball was when Ben Wallace blocked his putback attempt. The Suns had a nice lead going into the 4th, then the Magic rallied and made the game really close. When things were looking bad for the Suns, Penny helped the team with a momentum-changing block on Daryl Armstrong. That pretty much sealed the game for the Suns. Craig Sager, one of TNT's analyst interviewed Penny and Armstrong after the game. When I got to school the next day, my friend and fellow Penny Fan Anthony Galati (I dunno If you're reading this, but If you are, Wud up!) told me that during the interview, Penny was asked, "How'd it feel to block your old teammates shot?" Penny responded, "It was good, but I always use to do it in Practice", after that he gave Daryl a friendly nudge.
Ok, Site News, I will be adding a few things on this main/news page to make it a little more fun. I'll be adding a poll, maybe an interactive news ticker, and a quote of the week/month part. I can't wait for the season to start!

9/11/01 7:42 PM Eastern

Oh my god! An update! Yes, Part 2 Heaven Cent! I'm sorry I sorta abandoned the site, but I'm back cuz the season's about to start and Penny is coming back stronger than ever. If you guys have been following Penny, you probably heard that he was tearing up the Summer Leagues he was playing in (Nike and Dada among some), and he went to play in the Jordan Camps, to help Jordan whip back into shape. Little did Jordan know that Penny was gunna steal the show and be the talk of his camp. An NBA player who requested anonymity released a statement saying "I thought that Penny was the best player on the floor." Penny was on the court with players such as Tim Hardaway, Michael Finley, and of course MJ.
Things are looking promising for Penny and the Suns. If you are someone who hasn't been following the Suns, then you will be intrigued to hear that the Suns acquired Stephon Marbury to teamup with Penny in the backcourt. The 1-2-3 combination of Penny, Marbury and Marion will be very dynamic, and tough to stop. If anyone would like to debate this, you can hit up the Rising Sun: Penny 4 MVP Message Board and post their thoughts on anything NBA related. Come on Penny/Suns fans! Keep the hits coming! I'm trying to make this site a great resource for all NBA fans.
I updated a few things today. I worked on the Penny Gallery, where you can look at some pictures from Penny's career. I also updated the Penny Multimedia section. This is where you can find game clips of Penny. Wallpaper to put on your desktop is coming soon. I worked on the Multimedia section for like 3 days and I'd like to thank my girlfriend Simone for being patient while I worked on it. Talking and working is a tough thing to do. You'll have all my attention tommorrow at work Sim1. I love you! =). I'll get working on the About Me Section so you guys can know more about me and my beautiful Sim1. Umm.... I'll keep a hitcounter on it to see who cares about it =) haha

5/15/01 10:57 PM Eastern

Ok, a little news. I just made a Message board for everyone to post their thoughts on Penny or any other NBA materials. This message board is neatly configured and neatly categorized. Check it out Here. Not a lot of news since my suns have made their exit. Just check out My NBA Thoughts for any kind of updates. Peace out.

5/3/01 9:42 PM Eastern


Kings Advance to Semi-Finals

Well the offseason starts today for the Suns and from what I heard, there may be some major changes to the Suns' team for the 2001-2002 season. Check out my Recap and the Stats from the final game of the Suns' season. This isn't "goodbye" to the Suns, It's only a "See You Next Year" kind of thing. Penny will be back next season and stronger than ever.

4/30/01 11:59 PM Eastern

Aight, this aint good. I've been slacking already! I've been kind of busy wid school work and all, but in the last 6 days, I've been adding things to the site that you can't see just yet. I've uploaded a bunch of Penny pictures and a few Penny Movies that I found on the web. Yes, It's a mirical, I actually found Penny Movies that are still on the web! I also wanted to add that I showed a bunch of my friends these movies at school and they were Amazed at some of the plays they saw. Only 1 of the 5 people I showed was a Penny fan, and all of them left the computer amazed. 2 of those guys use to be Penny fans, and hopefully I can get them to jump back on the bandwagon. Anywayz, These files will be up as well as some other Penny Info as soon as possible. Oh yeah, and thank God for Cable Modems!
Ok, for some site news. I just added a new section called My NBA Thoughts This section deals with how I feel on certain NBA news, and other stuff. Check it out.

4/23/01 10:08 PM Eastern


Yeah! Suns One, Kings None! Check out my Recap of the game, and the Suns Scoreboard page for the official stats of the game. I put up the navigation below the banner yesterday, and the site is really looking good. I'll be adding a guestbook soon so come back soon.

4/21/01 11:02 AM Eastern

It's the second day of my building process and I just wanted to say what this page is here for. This page will provide you with the latest news about Penny Hardaway and the Phoenix Suns, multimedia featuring Penny Hardaway and the Phoenix Suns, stats and highlights from games his team the Phoenix Suns play. I'll also be putting up some sections for my comments on games, players or whatever I feel like writing about. I'll think of more things as I go, so for now, just tell your clique about my page.
Today, I just added the "Rising Sun: Penny 4 MVP" Logo It took me about 3 hours to make using Adobe Photoshop 5.5. I put a lot of effort into it so please don't hate =). I'll be putting some sort of Navigation up soon, so just drop back when you got time. You got a question? Hit me up at I'll be getting form mail up in a few days so you guys could just e-mail me from my website!

4/20/01 10:25 AM Eastern

Welcome to "Rising Sun: Penny 4 MVP". This page is dedicated to the most underrated (Once thought to be most overrated) player in the league today, Anfernee Penny Hardaway. I decided to start this page because I started seeing that a lot of the Penny Hardaway fan pages on the internet were disappearing, and were no longer being updated. The only one I've seen that's still up is his own page at PennyHardaway.NET. I feel that people will start jumping back on the bandwagon next year, and I feel that I can be a reason for that. 2 days ago, Penny declared himself out for the Playoffs, meaning he will miss the series between his Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings, led by Chris Webber. Penny and Webber's NBA history goes way back when they first entered the NBA. Although Penny will miss the rest of this year, he left a message for his fans, saying that, "Not to be able to play in the playoffs is a disappointment, but the sky is the limit for next year."
I knew Penny was going to be great once I saw him and Elliot Perry lead the Memphis State Tigers deep into the NCAA Tournament back in like 1992. I was probably around 8 years old at the time, but I remember seeing Penny dunk on this cat from the middle of the paint so hard, the cat who tried to block it was thrown to the ground by Penny's force. Although I knew he was good, I didn't expect him to get traded to my hometown team the Orlando Magic, after the Magic selected Chris Webber and traded him and 3 future 1st round picks for Penny. Penny was booed on draft night, as well as his whole career in Orlando. We'll get to my thoughts on that a little later. I remember the day Penny first became my favorite player. I was watching a road game between the Magic and the Golden State Warriors, the battle between Chris Webber's team and Penny's team. During the game, Penny led a fast break, and he tried to dunk the ball on the break. I remember seeing him jump so high, that I was amazed he didn't hit his head on the rim. He ended up missing the dunk, and getting booed once again. I was amazed at this play, and I started watching him develop into one of the NBA's best players.

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Penny Quote of the Week

"I told myself I was never going to go out like that again. The Suns brought me in to be the guy I was, and that's what they're going to get every single night."

- Penny on scoring 1 point in the season opener then averaging 27.3 points in his next 3.

Quote on Penny

"Heeee's Baaaaaack!"

- Rockets TV analyst after Penny connected on 2 of his 31 points.

NBA Quote of the Week

"That's the greatest player ever.... but he's still not gunna make the playoffs."

- Charles Barkley referring to Michael Jordan during opening night warmups.