Mavericks: A throwback to Tim Hardaway Jr. playing youth basketball

See Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. playing youth basketball with his dad providing some commentary

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has a special bond with his father. Senior was a five-time All-Star that played 14 seasons in the NBA. It allowed THJ to grow up in locker rooms around the league. That time plus a role model help him realize his own basketball dreams.

Hardaway Jr. is in the midst of a career year with the Mavericks. They helped him unlock his shooting stroke. THJ is the team’s third scorer while connecting on 40.7 percent of his 3-point attempts.

The transformation has fans wondering about his player option for next season. Will he leave Dallas for a multi-year payday? Or does Hardaway Jr. opt-in for nearly $19 million? Time will tell.

See Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. as a young basketball player with his dad narrating the action

In honor of Father’s Day, NBA History posted a hilarious throwback video of Tim Hardaway Jr. playing youth basketball with his dad offering the commentary. Fans have to see it.

Hardaway Jr. had plenty of skill even as a youngster. Hopefully, you enjoyed the video.

THJ also posted a message for his father on Instagram to celebrate the special day. Hopefully, Tim Hardaway Sr. and all the fathers out there enjoyed the occasion.

Fans also learned that Hardaway Jr. is back in Dallas. He was staying in Miami during the suspension in play. That is positive news as cases in Miami have been ticking up.

THJ had to be back in Dallas by Monday to begin the process of the NBA’s restart. The testing starts on Tuesday. It is the first step in bringing games back in July.

Hardaway Jr. will be a key piece for the Dallas Mavericks in Orlando. Hopefully, he continues his hot shooting and scoring in the playoffs. It would go a long way in the Mavs making a deep run to close out the year.