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Before the infamous summer of 2010, a time when we still haven’t been made aware of LeBron James’ evil plan to join the Miami Heat in a ploy to dominate the Eastern Conference with 2 other superstars serving as his backup – much of the NBA, including the New York Knicks, still had hope that landing the future hall of famer was as possible as finding the cap space to do so. But for the Knicks, that would be a challenge with many self-made obstacles to overcome, like being well over the salary cap with players like Stephon Marbury and Al Harrington on bloated salaries as your best players. An opportunity presented itself in the form of Tracy McGrady’s final year of a 3 yr $63 million contract that would allow New York to rid themselves of franchise killing players while also clearing some cap space, giving them an arsenal of $30 mill in spending money as well as a handful young prospects leading up to the summer of LeBron. Little did they know, that trade would help invigorate a depleted Knicks fan base that desperately needed a light at the end of the tunnel.
Tracy McGrady was a scoring phenom who spent his best years on an Orlando Magic team with no real aspirations for championship glory and a Houston Rocket team that saw him brief success but was plagued with career threatening knee injuries. When the Knicks acquired the 6’8 guard, many saw it as a step in the right direction, but nobody expected the spark of excitement Tracy instilled, one that was felt immediately in T-Mac’s debut game wearing the white, blue, and orange under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. I personally credit T-Mac for being the catalyst for reviving the hopes of Knicks fans, one that was short-lived when the City of New York was left stranded at the altar by LeBron and had to settle for Amar’e Stoudamire, the last resort your call when you don’t want to end up old and alone.
Good luck in your future endeavors Tracy, hopefully you won’t have to wait long on your trip to the Hall of Fame.
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Tracy McGrady was like a fancy, first-class salon. I say that becasue he played with beauty, he played with style, and he did it extraordinarily well. T-Mac was the type of superstar young fans loved to watch. He was so smooth on the court and he helped give basketball a different identity in the early 2000s.
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The now-retired Tracy McGrady and Vince Carter somehow agreed to this 1999 SI photo shoot: pic.twitter.com/U5stzYKIR9
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This one if for you T-Mac.
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