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Tracy McGrady left the Toronto Raptors in free agency of 2000, signing a deal with the Orlando Magic. Now retired, McGrady looks back with regret about leaving a Raptors team that had another emerging star in Vince Carter at the time.
“In hindsight, looking back, obviously I wish I had stayed in Toronto,” McGrady said. “There’s no doubt we could have contended for a championship. I think about that often. But if ‘if’ was a fifth, you know?”
People close to McGrady also were pushing him to sign with the Chicago Bulls that year, believing the market could enhance his brand, but the forward did not want to join the organization.
“They were going to get a percentage off of (my endorsement income),” McGrady said of his advisors, among them Alvis Smith, a shoe-company talent procurer who was credited with “discovering” McGrady as a high schooler. “They were pushing me to go to Chicago and I didn’t want to go to Chicago.”
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Small consolation to Raptors fans but 13 years after Tracy McGrady took his talents to Epcot Center with the Magic in 2000 T-Mac says he regrets the decision now.
“In hindsight looking back obviously I wish I had stayed in Toronto” McGrady was saying in a recent telephone interview from his home in the Houston area. “There's no doubt we could have contended for a championship...
In life, there are always decisions that determine your future and back in the year of 2000, Tracy McGrady was a free agent trying to decided between his former team, The Toronto Raptors and the Orlando Magic.
As we know, McGrady decided to go to Orlando but after all these years, it appears that McGrady is showing some regret about that decision he made nearly thirteen years ago...
When we reach a landmark such as retirement; we tend to look back upon our experiences and decisions we made, some good and others that did work out as we had planned. Veteran swing-man Tracy McGrady announced late last month that he is retiring from the NBA and the occasion has caused him to reflect on what he accomplished, as well as decisions he made that he has come to regret...
Tracy McGrady announced his retirement less than a month ago. He is definitely on his way to the Basketball Hall of Fame. With his playing days now behind him, McGrady [...]
When Tracy McGrady retired on August 26th, the sports world seemed to notice and I had no problem with any of it. McGrady, though an elite talent, ran the risk of slipping through the cracks of history by never really becoming a winner. His legacy, Hall of Fame candidacy, and overall career are well worth the ink.
But McGrady wasn’t the only important player to hang’em...
San Antonio Spurs guard Nando De Colo has had a busy summer this year by following an extended run to the NBA Finals with even more big time basketball with the French National team at EuroBasket 2013.
Team France is now in the midst of EuroBasket play in Slovenia, and playing well enough to earn their way to a second round berth.
Coming off of his freshman...
The Toronto Raptors will bring Julyan Stone, Chris Wright and Carlos Morais into training camp.
All three players will be under camp deals.
Stone had previously agreed to a guaranteed contract with the Raptors but had a medical setback. RealGM reported on Aug. 2 that Stone remained in discussions to return to the Raptors.
Watching the NBA and loving basketball sneakers goes hand-in-hand. From Nike to Adidas, NBA fans like seeing what NBA stars are wearing on their feet, in search of the latest style.
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker is no different as he is now with PEAK and sports his own line of kicks - the PEAK TP9.
With that being said, this one is for all you sneaker heads and Spurs...
Apparently everybody knows the San Antonio Spurs are the model franchise for small market teams in the NBA.
Earlier this summer some members of the Indiana Pacers came to work out with the Spurs and now some members of the Atlanta Hawks also visited the Alamo City to pick the brains of the Spurs.
Atlanta Hawks coach and former Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer...
After scoring over 100 points on Friday in a win over Latvia, the French National team couldn't put together the same scoring performance Sunday against Serbia, as Les Bleus fell 77-65 to conclude the second round in Group E of the 2013 Eurobasket Championship in Slovenia.
Though France already clinched a birth in the Quarter-Finals, Sunday they could never break through...
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I was driving past Amway Center on Tuesday after the U.S.-Mexico soccer game and noticed the arena was beginning to turn a new leaf. Or at least get some new window dressings.
Banners adorned the outside of Amway Center featuring Magic players of old and celebrating the 25th Anniversary season coming up this year. There were photos...
Though each still has one game remaining in the second round of the 2013 Eurobasket tournament, the French and Italian National teams have already secured a position to advance into the Quarter-Finals through two games of the second round.
After falling to Lithuania on Wednesday to open the second round, France rebounded with an offensive ladened 102-91 victory over Latvia on...
France defeated Latvia 102-91 in EuroBasket play on Friday.
Alexis Ajinca had 25 points, five rebounds and three blocks to lead France, while Nicolas Batum had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Tony Parker added 23 points.
Daris Bertans scored 28 points to lead Latvia.