Tracy McGrady Says He’s A Hall Of Famer

Tracy McGrady

This past Monday Tracy McGrady announced his retirement from the NBA and as soon as he did the debate began. Should the talented yet injury plagued 7-time all-star and 2-time scoring champion be inducted into the Hall of Fame? According to McGrady he’s put up the numbers to get the honor.

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“I think my numbers match up with some of the guys that are in the Hall of Fame,” McGrady said. “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.”

What a wonderful perspective McGrady has on the situation. Whether he’s inducted into the Hall Of Fame or not (which I think he will be) overcoming circumstances that would seem impossible to most and sustaining a 16-year NBA career void of off-court controversy, is certainly commendable and Hall of Fame worthy on a much larger and more important scale.