When people retire now they seem to want to get a few things off their chest that they couldn’t say during their playing days. Like Brian Urlacher saying the Bears had a fall guy, T-Mac for some reason felt the need to this about getting along with Shaq better than Kobe:
“We would have had a great run,” he said when asked about Shaq. “I don’t know how many but, I know it would have never ended like it did with he and Kobe. I have a great relationship with Shaq. We would have never clashed heads like that. Two Alpha dogs going at there will always be (something going on).
Now I understand Tracy thinks that, but liking someone off the court or outside of work is different than having to work with them. Maybe he would have also gotten tired of Shaq taking games off and coming to camp out of shape. Who knows. Maybe Shaq would have had to put the team on his back because McGrady would have been injured.This does make for a great conversation at the barber shop though.