Tracy McGrady was a dominant 6-foot-8 shooting guard/small forward, who played 16 injury-plagued seasons, but when healthy he was one of the greatest all-round offensive forces the game has ever seen.
McGrady is a seven-time NBA All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, two-time NBA scoring champion, and from 2000-01 to 2006-07 he was a Top 5 player in the NBA and provided the league with some memorable and magical moments.
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His ability to get buckets with a combination of skill, flair, athleticism and length has come to define NBA basketball in 2017. He is a standard for what has become the prototypical long, lanky, multifaceted, athletic, offensive juggernaut that’s coveted by general managers in the league today.
McGrady, who I call The post-Dominique Wilkins Human Highlight Film, got his due, despite having never been an MVP or considered the best in the game. His prime was cut short by myriad injuries, but his elite performance during his healthy years helped seal his case for today’s induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Highlight Mix for one of the greatest superstars the NBA has ever seen… T-Mac. The talented scorer was drafted by the Toronto Raptors and made a name for himself with the Orlando Magic.T-Mac’s prime came as he went to the Houston Rockets to play with Yao Ming.
There are Chris Webber fans, however who see things differently. McGrady and Webber have similar career statistics and they both had a run where they rolled off MVP-type seasons and helped carry franchises.
McGrady came out of high school and went straight to the pros. He eventually teamed up with his cousin Vince Carter in Toronto just as McGrady was blossoming into a force in the NBA. The tandem provided a brief glimpse of an aerial show the likes of which we have rarely, if ever, seen, before ego differences rocked the boat.
McGradys peak was when he left Toronto for Orlando and then eventually ended up in Houston and teamed up with the incomparable Chinese senstion Yao Ming to become a force in a loaded Western Conference.
Seems McGrady is getting mad love and the appropriate shine for his skills.
Now, it’s time for Chris Webber to get his just due in next year’s induction class.
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/GDFactoryEntertainment Seven-time All-Star Tracy McGrady announced his retirement from the NBA on Monday morning on ESPN’s First Take. Tracy Mcgrady worked his way through a star-crossed career after being selected ninth overall in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors.
Webber gets a lot of flack from people and the media narrative on C-Webb is that he was in someway an underachiever, when in reality he had a career comparable to, if not better than T-Mac’s.
Webber could fill it up and was a better passer and rebounder.
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Both players helped redefine their position in a major way and were prolific All-Stars.
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McGrady was a transcending player whose career would have been even better if the injury bug didn’t plague him. It’s great to see him recognized for what he truly was, an All-Time great talent.
Next year, we look forward to Chris Webber being recognized for being the same.