In the early nineties everyone knew Penny Hardaway.

We all adored “Li’l Penny” too, his bobblehead-double, quick with a Chris Rock-voiced quip amid plenty of trash-talking.

“You can’t guard me,” the puppet look-alike would taunt and boast. “The Secret Service couldn’t guard me!”

(The contrast in personality between “Li’l Penny” and the humble megastar was stark and striking).

That speaks to the depth and breadth of Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway’s fame and charisma — he had a bobblehead created in his likeness almost immediately after…