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T-Mac led the league in scoring for two straight seasons and was a true triple threat with over 5,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists to his name. Queue up the video of those 13 points in 35 seconds. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. Explaining the rebrand of the Houston Dynamo and Dash. I don’t have a message. "I told Jerry (Colangelo) last night, when we were all meeting and there was a ring in this room. Legendary. When he moved to Houston, center Yao Ming and McGrady were a star-crossed pair that flirted with playoff success, but couldn’t break through because one or the other always seemed to break down.

University of Houston alumni Robert Andrews shows off his tickets to the Naismith Memorial 2013 Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony. The quick laughter that was more like a release. ft. of basketball history. Sign up to receive NBA emails! To those asking if Tracy McGrady belongs in the Basketball Hall of Fame, the answer is a wholehearted, unequivocal yes.. Picture trying to squeeze a 15-year playing career down into a tiny ball that could fit into the palm of your hand, something so compact, yet full of weight and significance. When the versatile slasher joined the Orlando Magic in 2000, he added a mid-range jump shot and established himself as one of the league’s top scorers. 1000 Hall of Fame AvenueSpringfield, Massachusetts 01105. 30. Today certified my basketball career, bar none. McGrady played for six NBA teams, averaging 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 rebounds in 15 NBA seasons before knee troubles that required microfracture surgery in 2009 plagued him through the final four seasons of his career. I never had the opportunity to play for a championship. He was asked at a press conference as part of the Class of 2017 being unveiled about this as a moment of liberation from criticism, maybe an absolution, and McGrady instantly chuckled in a way that answered the question without actually answering. He could shoot the ball from distance and take the ball to the hoop with power. "I am truly humbled.

In one of the greatest individual finishes in NBA history, McGrady scored 13 points in 35 seconds, including a three-pointer with only seconds remaining, to lead the Houston Rockets to victory over the San Antonio Spurs on December 9, 2004. Lobo told a story about when her oldest daughter, Siobhan, was 5 years old and saw her father watching a UConn men's game. When Tracy McGrady made that first 3-pointer, the Rockets were still down by five points to the Spurs on Dec. 9, 2004 and nobody shuffling toward one of the exits of Houston’s Toyota Center could have imagined the history they were turning their back on. With an array of moves and the ability to score from anywhere on the court, Tracy McGrady was one of the toughest covers in league history during his 15-year NBA career. He also put on a Labor Day feast at a church in the Houston area for about 800 victims of the storm. “We didn’t know what hit us,” said Manu Ginobili of the Spurs. University of Houston coach, Guy V. Lewis holds his Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame trophy.