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TRACY MCGRADY RETIRES

If you haven’t seen this video, it is quite remarkable.  Down 8 points with 42 seconds left against the San Antonio Spurs, Tracy McGrady scored 13 points in 33 seconds, and the Rockets won.

This is, unfortunately and unquestionably, the high water mark for McGrady’s injury-filled career.  You can tell a lot about a guy by his NBA Career Top 10 Plays video, and McGrady’s has a bunch of one-handed dunks and an All-Star Game clip (of him dunking).

So long Tracy McGrady.

2004 : LeBron & Tracy

In your face, Vince Carter! How you like me now, Pat Garrity? Smell you later, Moochie Norris! Tracy McGrady is playing in the NBA Finals.

In your face, Vince Carter! How you like me now, Pat Garrity? Smell you later, Moochie Norris! Tracy McGrady is playing in the NBA Finals.

thescore:

STAT LINE OF THE NIGHT belongs to Tracy McGrady.

thescore:

STAT LINE OF THE NIGHT belongs to Tracy McGrady.

#TrillTracy

Song: Adrian Younge "Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)"

(Source: oakleyandallen.com)

Tracy McGrady is leaving America to play in China, for the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles, a place where fans might be . While he may be done with the NBA, no one will ever forget when T-Mac scored 13 points in 35 seconds. Adjusted for the Chinese Basketball Association, that’s 27 points in 3.8 seconds. Not too shabby.

I’m just not a great practice player. That’s what I wasn’t. I was a gamer. You put me in a game and the lights are bright and the stands are filled. That’s just what I was. But you practice, get up and down and do this. That wasn’t my thing. The crazy thing about it is… there’s a lot of players like that. People are so scared to really voice who they are. They want to be politically correct. Just scared to see what other people’s perceptions are… When you have God-given talent, I think that that kind of hinders your practice habits and that’s what I think it did to me. Had I not been so talented, I probably would have busted my (butt) in practice.

Tracy McGrady (via anaccumulation)

Tracy McGrady is talking about practice. Not a game, not a game, not a game, he’s talking abut practice.

Don’t worry T-Mac, Josh Smith will never dunk on you again. Unless it’s during practice. 
According to a report from ESPN, Tracy McGrady has signed a 1-year veteran’s minimum deal with the Atlanta Hawks. 
Congrats Atlanta Hawks, you guys just got so much the same as before!
@Suga_Shane

Don’t worry T-Mac, Josh Smith will never dunk on you again. Unless it’s during practice. 

According to a report from ESPN, Tracy McGrady has signed a 1-year veteran’s minimum deal with the Atlanta Hawks. 

Congrats Atlanta Hawks, you guys just got so much the same as before!

@Suga_Shane

yuK.
oakleyandallen:

Poor Tracy’s Legs.

yuK.

oakleyandallen:

Poor Tracy’s Legs.

NBA OFF SEASON PREVIEW: DETROIT PISTONS
The Detroit Pistons are flat. They are a flat team, a flat franchise playing in a city littered with flat tires, in a country with a flat economy, “discovered” by a genocidal explorer who proved the world was round. (okay now watch this) —> LIKE A BASKETBALL IS! <—
Since their ‘05 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals the Detroit Pistons have been rebuilding on the fly. Maybe you can do that if you have a top 10 player to build around, but the Pistons won as a team. It’s what was endearing about their 2004 championship. They were a Jenga tower. Pull away one piece and the entire thing collapses.

Of course the Pistons still have some of those pieces, but they’d fit so much nicer on other teams. The experience and skill of players like Richard Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince seem like deadline trades waiting to happen. And isn’t it kind of sad that the Pistons best rebounder is still Ben Wallace?

The Pistons need to let go of the past. It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault. Actually it is your fault: Billups for Iverson? What was that?
They need a jolt of something. Maybe the reported Miki Ilitch purchase of the team will breath new life. Especially if he moves the team out of the suburbs back into Detroit proper, as it should be. Whatever has to happen ought to happen.
Key Additions

I can only assume the Pistons signed Tracy McGrady over the offseason for the same reason the Knicks traded for him. To keep cap space free and try and maybe catch big sleep in a bottle. Well done. Mcgrady’s questionable legs and droopy eyed on court demeanor will only add to the wane in enthusiasm in Auburn Hills.

The more optimistic addition is the 6-11 rookie Greg Monroe. He’s not the typical Georgetown big man. He has an almost European game, pick and popping rather than rolls to the basket, but he could fare well in a guard heavy offense that likes to spread the court.
Conclusion
Welcome to the Office of Redundancy office. Has anyone else checked out the Pistons roster? It’s like Noah’s Ark, two of everything. Richard Hamilton and Ben Gordon? Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum? Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince? Chris Wilcox and Jason Maxiell? That John Mason echo effect must have gone to Dumars head.
The Pistons are a 30-win team at best. No playoffs. But The Dirtbombs are still an awesome band. They should play at halftime.
Predictions and Fun Facts
Someone on this roster gets traded. It has to happen. This team makes no sense.
Ben Gordon joined the British Olympic team.
In 2008 Will Bynum hit a man with his car outside of a Tel Aviv nightclub. Courts later ruled Bynum was in tangible danger at the time.
Joe Dumars is still underrated.
The Pistons held tryouts for a new rooting section called the “Pistons Power Plant.”
Twiiter: @Adaye5
Sites: DetroitBadBoys, PistonsPost
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NBA OFF SEASON PREVIEW: DETROIT PISTONS

The Detroit Pistons are flat. They are a flat team, a flat franchise playing in a city littered with flat tires, in a country with a flat economy, “discovered” by a genocidal explorer who proved the world was round. (okay now watch this) —> LIKE A BASKETBALL IS! <—

Since their ‘05 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals the Detroit Pistons have been rebuilding on the fly. Maybe you can do that if you have a top 10 player to build around, but the Pistons won as a team. It’s what was endearing about their 2004 championship. They were a Jenga tower. Pull away one piece and the entire thing collapses.

Of course the Pistons still have some of those pieces, but they’d fit so much nicer on other teams. The experience and skill of players like Richard Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince seem like deadline trades waiting to happen. And isn’t it kind of sad that the Pistons best rebounder is still Ben Wallace?

The Pistons need to let go of the past. It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault. Actually it is your fault: Billups for Iverson? What was that?

They need a jolt of something. Maybe the reported Miki Ilitch purchase of the team will breath new life. Especially if he moves the team out of the suburbs back into Detroit proper, as it should be. Whatever has to happen ought to happen.

Key Additions

I can only assume the Pistons signed Tracy McGrady over the offseason for the same reason the Knicks traded for him. To keep cap space free and try and maybe catch big sleep in a bottle. Well done. Mcgrady’s questionable legs and droopy eyed on court demeanor will only add to the wane in enthusiasm in Auburn Hills.

The more optimistic addition is the 6-11 rookie Greg Monroe. He’s not the typical Georgetown big man. He has an almost European game, pick and popping rather than rolls to the basket, but he could fare well in a guard heavy offense that likes to spread the court.

Conclusion

Welcome to the Office of Redundancy office. Has anyone else checked out the Pistons roster? It’s like Noah’s Ark, two of everything. Richard Hamilton and Ben Gordon? Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum? Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince? Chris Wilcox and Jason Maxiell? That John Mason echo effect must have gone to Dumars head.

The Pistons are a 30-win team at best. No playoffs. But The Dirtbombs are still an awesome band. They should play at halftime.

Predictions and Fun Facts

  • Someone on this roster gets traded. It has to happen. This team makes no sense.
  • Ben Gordon joined the British Olympic team.
  • In 2008 Will Bynum hit a man with his car outside of a Tel Aviv nightclub. Courts later ruled Bynum was in tangible danger at the time.
  • Joe Dumars is still underrated.

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    UNNECESSARY OFF-SEASON MOVE OF THE DAY

starring @TheReal_TMAC &amp; the Detroit Pistons.
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    UNNECESSARY OFF-SEASON MOVE OF THE DAY

    starring @TheReal_TMAC & the Detroit Pistons.

    (@huhwhatandwhere)

    Fun Friday 

Brought to you by HW&amp;W x Doc Funk.
Enjoy.  Sorry Trevor.

    Fun Friday

    Brought to you by HW&W x Doc Funk.

    Enjoy.  Sorry Trevor.

    Your move Lakers.
There is at least a certain amount of speculation that Tracy McGrady might end up signing with the L.A. Lakers. McGrady has always been an enigma, but then again is he any more flaky than Odom on a sugar high? Perhaps just more injury prone.
What McGrady can do for you is put up 35 without sweating. He can control games offensively, and take it at great players, when he&#8217;s motivated. He has legendary talent. And in L.A. he would have a legendary coach and a legendary player motivating him. Just a thought.
We&#8217;ll see what shakes out, but don&#8217;t be shocked to see the Lake Show make a couple more moves in reaction to the Miami tsunami. After all, this is Phil&#8217;s last dance.

    Your move Lakers.

    There is at least a certain amount of speculation that Tracy McGrady might end up signing with the L.A. Lakers. McGrady has always been an enigma, but then again is he any more flaky than Odom on a sugar high? Perhaps just more injury prone.

    What McGrady can do for you is put up 35 without sweating. He can control games offensively, and take it at great players, when he’s motivated. He has legendary talent. And in L.A. he would have a legendary coach and a legendary player motivating him. Just a thought.

    We’ll see what shakes out, but don’t be shocked to see the Lake Show make a couple more moves in reaction to the Miami tsunami. After all, this is Phil’s last dance.

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