Tracy McGrady will cement his legacy in the coming months when he's inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Of course, the cloud hanging over McGrady's head will be his inability to win a championship in his 16-year career, and T-Mac is well aware of that fact.
While speaking at the Hall of Fame's 60 Days of Summer Program, McGrady addressed the criticisms regarding the “no rings” talk. “Social media can give a lot of people voices these days, and the first thing they say is 'No rings, no rings,'” McGrady said, according to MassLive.com. “You have to have a great team and some luck to get a ring, right? Unfortunately, I wasn't blessed with that. But I go back at them with this: Anybody can win a championship. Everybody can't get in the Hall of Fame.”
McGrady's stance on the “no rings” conversation struck a chord with Cleveland Cavaliers guard and NBA champion J.R. Smith, who called T-Mac's argument “dumb as hell.”
Of all the current NBA players to criticize McGrady about his comments which seemed to put personal accolades over winning, it's shocking that Swish would be that guy.
McGrady, along with former Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self, WNBA player Rebecca Lobo, among others, will be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 8.
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