Found September 19, 2013 on The Sport Mentalist 2:
After a futile career filled with first round exits on teams where he lacked the help to get him over the hump, Tracy McGrady thinks back to the one team he played on that could have potentially contended for a championship: the Toronto Raptors. “In hindsight … I wish I had stayed in Toronto,” McGrady said while being interviewed by the Toronto Star. “There’s no doubt we could have contended for a championship. I think about that often.”CLICK HERE TO READ MORE »

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