Tracy McGrady once scored 13 points in 30 seconds against the San Antonio Spurs. It was one of the most breath-taking and amazing scoring performances in NBA history. The fact that it happened against the vaunted Spurs defense on national TV made it all the more amazing.
Things are perhaps coming full circle now. McGrady will try to get out of the first round for the first time in his career and join the Spurs for their Playoff run, signing a contract through the end of the season Tuesday with the Spurs.
At his peak, McGrady was an unstoppable scoring force and someone the defense had to pick up at midcourt. He would smoothly glide his way through defenses and pull up for a silky smooth jumper that no one could defend. He was breathtaking to watch.
Knee injuries sapped away his athletic ability and derailed his career in one of the most tragic cases of a body robbing a talented player and he faded into obscurity. Despite his willingness to play, no NBA team came calling this s...