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Tracy McGrady Believes He’s a Hall of Famer

The artist formely known as T-Mac thinks that he should be elected into the Hall of Fame once he hangs up his sneakers. Per Fox Sports: “A few years ago, McGrady looked bound to be a lock for the Hall of Fame. He had two scoring titles on his resume and seven straight All-Star appearances, all during seasons in which he averaged 24 or more points. But McGrady, 32, has been slipping dramatically the past several years, primarily because of injuries, and it might seriously damage his Hall hopes.

During the past three seasons, he has averaged 7.5 points as a role player, including a mere 5.7 this year for Atlanta. For the first time in nine years, McGrady’s career scoring average dropped below 20. He’s now at 19.9. ‘I didn’t know that,’the swingman said of the baseball equivalent of a career batting average falling under .300. ‘I look back on it and still consider myself a 20-point-average person.’ Despite his legacy being tarnished as he plays out the string, McGrady also considers himself a Hall of Famer when all is said and done. ‘If we’re going by the numbers, I think they’re Hall of Fame numbers,’ said the 15-year veteran. ‘You total (two scoring titles) up along with my points, my playoff average (28.5 in 38 career games), so, yeah, I think I have the credentials.’”

http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/03/tracy-mcgrady-believes-hes-a-hall-of-famer/


Here is a look at some of Mcgradys second round playoff highlights










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maybe he should have thought

maybe he should have thought more about winning PO games than winning scoring titles or analysing his own stats....

what a shame.... he should shut up.

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I will never forget this

I will never forget this quote from T-Mac...

"It feels good to be in the second round" ---The Orlando Magic had a 3-1 advantage against the Pistons in the first round... Then they lost the last 3 games... Poof! Epic Fail...

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Why didnt McGrady win a playoff series?

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I honestly don't think he's

I honestly don't think he's in. Mitch Richmond has 20,000 points, and despite playing for a non-playoff team for the majority of his career, made it out of the 1st round twice in his prime and won a ring in his twilight. 6 time All-Star 5 time All-NBA...not in

Tom Chambers hit 20,000 points and isn't in. Cliff Robinson and Terry Cummings hit 19,000, Bernard King has a scoring title and 19,000+ points and isn't in.

Tracy has 18,000, and yes a nice prime, but he's never made it out of the first round of the playoffs.

All those other guys scored over or nearly 20,000 points, had All-Star level stretches of their careers but when all is said and done....they're not in. Tracy's resume doesn't really separate himself from that pack, in my opinion.

Terry Cummings scored over 23 ppg for 5 seasons in his career and slid way off due to injuries, like McGrady. He never won a scoring title, but was an All-NBA player in his prime, still had a nice post injury career and netteed 19,440 points and played in 110 playoff games. Including playing in Western Conference Finals and averaging over 20 ppg in earlier career playoff runs when his team had advanced past the first round.

Injuries can de-rail a hall of fame career and having a nice 6 year run can be forgotten. No one remembers Terry Cummings averaging 23 and 11 as a rookie, that doesn't make him a lock. McGrady shouldn't worry about getting into the Hall of Fame, if it happens, it happens, but I don't think anything he did separates him from the players I've listed.

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@surve : "Why didnt McGrady

@surve : "Why didnt McGrady win a playoff series?"

I think that's a problem of dedication and work. If you don't work, you can't be a model for your teammate. And he was supposed to be a model (of work and ethic) as a FP. So the overal level of your team decreases.

For sure he was talented (maybe one of the best talent so young in this game...), but he never managed to be a leader cause he was LAZY. You can't be HOF if you're lazy and such a waste.

I don't buy the universal excuse : my teammates are not good enough... Jordan's teammates, duncan's ones weren't the best in the game (far from that...). But they all knew what they were supposed to, and they all knew they had to work harder in order to stay in the team. Duncan, jordan, bryant always worked harder than every else player in their team. That is a major key to succeed.

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I don't know why he thinks he

I don't know why he thinks he would make it. He hasn't really done anything.

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It's the Hall of FAME not the

It's the Hall of FAME not the Hall of playoff GAMES

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^ Well, then, this is

^ Well, then, this is currently his 5th season of averaging less than 10 ppg in the regular season.

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@ srbadger : hall of FAME :

@ srbadger :

hall of FAME : real fame happens in PO

this is not hall of HYPE....

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Yao Ming never got to the

Yao Ming never got to the second round. He was just as important to the Rockets as T-Mac was yet he gets none of the blame. He was great in his prime and derailed by injuries just like T-Mac except T-Mac is still playing. People look at Yao and say aww he has to retire for injuries and they look at T-Mac and say he sucks he needs to quit. I'm willing to bet Yao will make it in because of what he has done on the court and for China.

T-Mac is famous for the scoring titles the all star games the athleticism the dunks ability to take over a game his versatility and more. I honestly believe he was the best all around player in his prime too. How many wing players could average two blocks a game when they were 20? How many people can take over a team and win scoring titles in their early twenties? Hardly any that's what made him a famous player. Kobe scored 35 a game but that team couldn't win in the playoffs does that make him a bad leader? Or lazy? It's the same difference with him and T-Mac.

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no issue with how talented he

no issue with how talented he was.... I'm not blind. But he doesn't deserve to be an hall of famer : what did he achieve ?

he was lazy (he even TOLD that).... kobe is simply the hardest worker. That's a HUGE difference (with some rings...).

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So Wilt scoring 100 or Kobe scoring 81 don't mean anything since they didn't do it in the playoffs? That's one thing that they are very famous for. Sure fame CAN happen in the playoffs but why can't it in the regular season? Or in college? Or the Olympics?

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delk scores more than 50

delk scores more than 50 points, tracy murray too... do you think they deserve to be HOF ?

there is SO many players that can score in this league. But too few that can win PO games. Regular season is a way to get ready for the PO (and get some money thanks to tv :) ) nothing else.

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When it's all said and done

When it's all said and done Melo may have enough credentials to get him and he seems like a lazy player. Same with Vince Carter. I'm not saying T-Mac WILL get in, and I respect your reasons for why he shouldn't but I'm just tired of everybody shutting him down instantly just bc he didn't win a playoff series. He won playoff games and he averaged 28.5 a game doesn't that count for anything?

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No I'm not saying they

No I'm not saying they deserve it I'm just saying regular season accomplishments count too. Why else would the golden standard be set at 20,000 points of it didn't matter? You really think that Kobe scoring 81 means nothing just bc it wasnt in the playoffs? Come on man

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That's just my point of view

That's just my point of view and maybe you will kill me but to be honest : from the day melo arrived in the league I never like him and compare him to antoine walker. Very talented but lazy (melo in the beginning of the season is often out of shape) and unable to play collective and defensive basketball.

Maybe I just don't like that kind of players.... In fact they make me angry to see such a WASTE of talent and passion for the game.

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Yao Ming never got to the

Yao Ming never got to the second round. He was just as important to the Rockets as T-Mac was yet he gets none of the blame. He was great in his prime and derailed by injuries just like T-Mac except T-Mac is still playing. People look at Yao and say aww he has to retire for injuries and they look at T-Mac and say he sucks he needs to quit. I'm willing to bet Yao will make it in because of what he has done on the court and for China.

T-Mac is famous for the scoring titles the all star games the athleticism the dunks ability to take over a game his versatility and more. I honestly believe he was the best all around player in his prime too. How many wing players could average two blocks a game when they were 20? How many people can take over a team and win scoring titles in their early twenties? Hardly any that's what made him a famous player. Kobe scored 35 a game but that team couldn't win in the playoffs does that make him a bad leader? Or lazy? It's the same difference with him and T-Mac.

What are you talking about? As soon as T-Mac was injured and could not play in the playoffs, without the natural born loser, Yao Ming immediately led the Rockets to the second round of the playoffs. They then lost in 7 games to the Lakers (who won the title) solely because Yao got hurt.

Your history is wrong.

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God damn.... I didn't think I

God damn.... I didn't think I could say this one day but :

EB is absolutely RIGHT. ;)

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Lay-off

Lay-off T-Mac, there was a point and time when he played for Orlando he was the best player in the NBA, and nearly dragged a god-awful 8th seeded Magic over the Pistons contending for a title. People put way too much stock into one player for being responsible for winning or loosing, it's a team game.

All that said, not sure if he deserves it. If were to have stay healthy and not fall off, no doubt, but sadly his career has ended up as a tragedy. Oh well, I'll still remember the days of T-Mac with 13 points in 35 seconds, so awesome.

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I'm not sure

I am not sure if T-Mac should make the Hall or not, but I think on talent alone you kind of have to let him in. If anyone was a real fan of basketball in the early 2000's, there is no way you can say Kobe was as good as T-Mac without being biased.

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I think you can say that

I think you can say that during the early 2000's kobe was the best player and Tmac the most talented.

There is no way you can say a player is the best if he doesn't manage to bring his team far in the PO and you make it win. And kobe (I'm not a fan and wasn't at that time) made his team win during this period.

The only stat' which is important at the end is W.

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I cant believe how you guys only look at wins

There is more to winning then a player. It takes a team. Yes winning is VERY important. But to say... The only stat' which is important at the end is W, is just as ignorant as only taking stats into the equasion and not including winning. I get it, winning is important. That really really helps a player prove that he is great. But it is not the ONLY thing. You have to take stats into consideration atleast a little bit. You gotta watch how a player plays on the court as well. Yeah Kobe won 5 titles, but I believe T-Mac would in the same situation without injuries. I mean you honestly think that Kobe was the best player in the early 00's? Better than Shaq? You think Kobe was the anchor on that team and not Shaq? I agree that winning is important but saying The only stat' which is important at the end is W, is like saying that Chauncey Billups was the best player in the league the year Detroit won it.

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I think kobe was better than

I think kobe was better than Tmac at that time cause he helps his team (major role) winning titles. I think shaq was better.... and I truly believe billups during that pistons run was one of the 5 best player in this league. He didn't put great stats but the way he played was amazing.

I took stats' into equation but with Tmac it doesn't make any sense cause he won absolutely nothing. I don't think the lakers would have won all of those titles if they had Tmac cause he hadn't (and still hasn't) enough what makes you a champ' at the end : desire, toughness, passion, heart, balls (?). Whereas kobe had and has. That also explain the difference of work ethics between those two. And it influenced all of your teammates.

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Hall of Shame yes.

Hall of Shame yes.

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No, I don't think he will get

No, I don't think he will get in. Had he stayed healthy, I have no doubt he would have made it. As it stands right now, I don't see him getting in.

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I wish, I could give you more then a +1 just for the gif.

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