McGrady Says Hall Of Fame "Doesn't Matter" To Him
When Tracy McGrady announced his retirement from NBA basketball the trendy conversation topic has been whether he belongs in the Hall Of Fame or not. In an interview with CSN Houston, McGrady was asked point-blank if he deserves to be voted in.
Prefacing his response by saying his numbers match up with other inductees, T-Mac goes onto say that coming from humble beginnings and having the career he had was enough, saying “it really doesn’t matter to me. I’m winning, and I won.”
“I think my numbers match up with some of the guys that are in the Hall of Fame. Whether or not I get in or not, it really doesn’t matter to me. I’m a guy from Auburndale, Florida (with) a population of 10,000 people, grew up in a pretty bad neighborhood, so to me, I’m Hall of Fame just by making it through my career. That’s Hall of Fame to me. Whether I get in with the league, it really doesn’t matter to me. I’m winning, and I won.”
An early glance at his resume is a personal accomplishments, versus team accomplishments arguments. While a McGrady-led team never made it out of the first round, he was the victim of major injuries to not only himself, but integral teammates (Grant Hill, and then Yao Ming.)
A 7-time All Star, 2-time All-NBA First Team member, and 2-time scoring champ, T-Mac certainly has the credentials to eventually make a Hall Of Fame acceptance speech.