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Old 03-25-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default Is T-Mac the biggest NBA failure in the history of the league?

McGrady had all the tools, (length, height, athleticism, skills) to be one of the greatest players in NBA history, he should have dominated the NBA, yet his career is one of the biggest laughing stocks we have ever seen.


- The man went H.A.M. for one season in his entire career (2002-2003)
- Never got out of 1st round (7 or 8 times in a row he lost in 1st round)
- At one point he was playing with the best center in game (Yao), best defender in game (Shane Battier) and even had Artest, Scola and Rafer Alston and he still couldn't get them anywhere.
- It's like he was made of glass, just so weak, so soft , got injured once a month it seemed like.
- Began progressively and sharply declining after 2004-2005, his FG% is in low 40% his whole career. His fall off was even more pathetic than Iverson's.

He was my 2nd favorite player in 2003, and even in 2005 but the man just became the laughing stock of the NBA and fell from top 5 to not mentioned at all after '05.





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Old 03-25-2013, 12:02 AM   #2
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Melo sorta has the same career (so far) though.
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McGrady had all the tools, (length, height, athleticism, skills) to be one of the greatest players in NBA history, he should have dominated the NBA, yet his career is one of the biggest laughing stocks we have ever seen.


- The man went H.A.M. for one season in his entire career (2002-2003)
- Never got out of 1st round (7 or 8 times in a row he lost in 1st round)
- At one point he was playing with the best center in game (Yao), best defender in game (Shane Battier) and even had Artest, Scola and Rafer Alston and he still couldn't get them anywhere.
- It's like he was made of glass, just so weak, so soft , got injured once a month it seemed like.
- Began progressively and sharply declining after 2004-2005, his FG% is in low 40% his whole career. His fall off was even more pathetic than Iverson's.

He was my 2nd favorite player in 2003, and even in 2005 but the man just became the laughing stock of the NBA and fell from top 5 to not mentioned at all after '05.





come on man leave tmac alone
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:04 AM   #4
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Default Re: Is T-Mac the biggest NBA failure in the history of the league?

By far the biggest failure in NBA history. He is going to be one of those guys that gets overrated after retirement. But the truth is he was always a heartless player. People can pull the injury excuses out (and they are legit) but the guy never had the fire to take his teams far. He wasn't a leader by any means.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:18 AM   #6
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Melo sorta has the same career (so far) though.

Most likely will end that way too.
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Melo sorta has the same career (so far) though.
melo went to round 3 didnt he????????????????
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Most likely will end that way too.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:53 AM   #9
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Default Re: Is T-Mac the biggest NBA failure in the history of the league?

The man scored nearly 20,000 points, averaged 32/5/6 for a season, and made $163 million. Fuck no he is not the "biggest failure in the history of the league." That is absurd.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:09 AM   #11
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Default Re: Is T-Mac the biggest NBA failure in the history of the league?

He actually reached a peak that he was never projected to reach.

He was supposed to be Vince Carter's sidekick.

He then moved to another team and within a year proved that he was actually a better first option than Vince could ever have been.

Then he got hurt.

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Default Re: Is T-Mac the biggest NBA failure in the history of the league?

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By far the biggest failure in NBA history. He is going to be one of those guys that gets overrated after retirement. But the truth is he was always a heartless player. People can pull the injury excuses out (and they are legit) but the guy never had the fire to take his teams far. He wasn't a leader by any means.

This.

Look, this dude had more Talent then any wing I ever saw, but he had no heart. I remember him crying in Slam magazine every year from 2002-2008 about how he needed more players, his injuries, or how Kobe only has rings cause he played with Shaq.

Dude will get overrated like Shawn Kemp. You wanna remember the greatness till someone reminds you of how many times he fouled out of important games down the stretch cause he just wasn't a very smart player.
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The man scored nearly 20,000 points, averaged 32/5/6 for a season, and made $163 million. Fuck no he is not the "biggest failure in the history of the league." That is absurd.
He underachieved but this statement is so true.
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melo went to round 3 didnt he????????????????

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Old 03-25-2013, 05:01 AM   #15
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Default Re: Is T-Mac the biggest NBA failure in the history of the league?

He's also had some series of bad luck in his career. Obviously his back injury issues were well-documented as well as his teammate, Yao, injuries.

But his bad luck dated back to Orlando days.

During his last season in a Magic uniform, Orlando started off the season like 2-20 or something like that and they ended up with the #1 pick. They drafted Dwight Howard.

Orlando's first season with DH12 went 36-46. Imagine if T-Mac was still on the team.

Also, in the 2003 first round playoff, Orlando had a 3-1 series vs Detroit and in a post-game interview McGrady said something like this, "It'll feel good to finally have a chance to get out of the 1st Round." (not exact words, but it's along that line). Got too damn cocky.
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