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(Yahoo)   Tracy McGrady retires from the NBA. In other news, Tracy McGrady was still playing in the NBA   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line 28
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2013-08-26 04:38:15 PM  
Uh, he was in the NBA Finals just last year.  Bad joke is bad.
 
2013-08-26 04:47:17 PM  
To be fair, I thought "he's still playing?" when I saw him in the Finals.
 
2013-08-26 04:48:39 PM  
Well he really has not been real relevant since he left the Orlando Magic. Amazing I still have his jersey from that team.
 
2013-08-26 04:57:24 PM  

Doogled: Uh, he was in the NBA Finals just last year.  Bad joke is bad.


I'm not sure I'd classify that as "playing" as he didn't really do anything, except stand on the court and shock people that he was still alive.

/spurs fan.
 
2013-08-26 04:58:52 PM  

Doogled: Uh, he was in the NBA Finals just last year.  Bad joke is bad.


I think I can forgive someone for not remembering he did log 14 minutes of garbage time during the entire series.
 
2013-08-26 04:58:53 PM  
Hall-of-Famer and anyone who disagrees is a casual scrub.

Doogled: Uh, he was in the NBA Finals just last year.  Bad joke is bad.


After not playing during the entire regular season (during which he was being punked on a last-place team in the Chinese league) and then only getting a playoff spot from Popovich ala the Mitch Richmond retirement tour in which he played nothing but garbage time.  (Didn't play a single minute in the Finals where the outcome of the game was not in doubt.)
 
2013-08-26 05:01:38 PM  
How about Jason Collins?
 
2013-08-26 05:17:04 PM  
Hypothetical question: Pat Riley calls McGrady and offers to pay him the veteran minimum to sit at the far end of the Heat bench for a year. Does he still retire?

I assume that McGrady only showed up in San Antonio because Pop thought he might have something to offer the team in a pinch, and offered him a shot at a ring.
 
2013-08-26 05:23:52 PM  

Cybernetic: Hypothetical question: Pat Riley calls McGrady and offers to pay him the veteran minimum to sit at the far end of the Heat bench for a year. Does he still retire?


Of course he wouldn't retire with that offer on the table, league vet minimum is like 1.4m and one of the 3 or 4 teams that have a legit shot at winning a title next year.
 
2013-08-26 05:29:38 PM  

farbekrieg: Cybernetic: Hypothetical question: Pat Riley calls McGrady and offers to pay him the veteran minimum to sit at the far end of the Heat bench for a year. Does he still retire?

Of course he wouldn't retire with that offer on the table, league vet minimum is like 1.4m and one of the 3 or 4 teams that have a legit shot at winning a title next year.


The Lakers don't have a shot at winning th... oh wait. Riley is with the Heat.
Somehow I forgot that.
Hello senility.
 
2013-08-26 06:02:27 PM  

Komplex: farbekrieg: Cybernetic: Hypothetical question: Pat Riley calls McGrady and offers to pay him the veteran minimum to sit at the far end of the Heat bench for a year. Does he still retire?

Of course he wouldn't retire with that offer on the table, league vet minimum is like 1.4m and one of the 3 or 4 teams that have a legit shot at winning a title next year.

The Lakers don't have a shot at winning th... oh wait. Riley is with the Heat.
Somehow I forgot that.
Hello senility.


It appears senility said hello to you 20 years ago.
 
2013-08-26 06:05:09 PM  
Looking at the deep bench of most teams usually gives me a "holy crap, that guy is still in the league?" moment. It's when they start getting meaningful minutes in games that count that I know I'm watching the Knicks.
 
2013-08-26 06:10:22 PM  

Komplex: farbekrieg: Cybernetic: Hypothetical question: Pat Riley calls McGrady and offers to pay him the veteran minimum to sit at the far end of the Heat bench for a year. Does he still retire?

Of course he wouldn't retire with that offer on the table, league vet minimum is like 1.4m and one of the 3 or 4 teams that have a legit shot at winning a title next year.

The Lakers don't have a shot at winning th... oh wait. Riley is with the Heat.
Somehow I forgot that.
Hello senility.


No, man, he left the Lakers a couple years back, he's with the Kni...Heat?  Right then.
*waves*

devilskware: It appears senility said hello to you 20 years ago.


Yeah.  Or, you know, maybe not.
 
2013-08-26 07:25:45 PM  
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RIP Tracy Chapman
 
2013-08-26 07:27:27 PM  

kdawg7736: Well he really has not been real relevant since he left the Orlando Magic. Amazing I still have his jersey from that team.


seriously, used to be a feared offensive force, then quickly disappeared into a career of 'meh'.

Could serve as a good example of being a one-dimensional offensive force will only last so long in the NBA. Just found out he was born on the same day and year as me, learn something new everyday.

Didn't he have some white big man that was great at setting screens for him to get open, brain is saying Matt Geiger, but don't think it was him.

He could still play in a role like Juwan Howard, good practice guy/opposing team mimic.  Wouldn't be surprised if Howard ends up coaching.

and for all of you Orlando Magic fans out there, enjoy (hint: practice free-throws and laughing when you miss)

bhmediastrategies.com
 
2013-08-26 07:40:53 PM  

kdawg7736: Well he really has not been real relevant since he left the Orlando Magic. Amazing I still have his jersey from that team.


Are you kidding? He had some of his best years as a Rocket. When he and Yao were both healthy at the same time they were a force. But both careers were cut short because of injuries.
 
2013-08-26 09:34:43 PM  
utsagrad123: I'm not sure I'd classify that as "playing" as he didn't really do anything, except stand on the court and shock people that he was still alive.

/spurs fan.


Hey. To be fair, he also lowered the average age of the Spurs.

//Also Spurs fan. Obviously kidding, but playing off stereotypes.
 
2013-08-26 10:12:44 PM  
♬Oh Tracy McGrady
She was a lady
She had a daughter that I adored
I used to court her
I mean the daughter
Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wesnesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Till half-past four♬
 
2013-08-26 10:19:24 PM  
I could never get past those dead, haunted eyes of his.

Creeped me the fark out whenever I saw him.
 
2013-08-26 10:57:44 PM  

Gonz: utsagrad123: I'm not sure I'd classify that as "playing" as he didn't really do anything, except stand on the court and shock people that he was still alive.

/spurs fan.

Hey. To be fair, he also lowered the average age of the Spurs.

//Also Spurs fan. Obviously kidding, but playing off stereotypes.



The funny thing is the average age of the Heat was higher than the average age of the Spurs. Obviously it's different if you look at starters instead of entire roster but just a funny observation
 
2013-08-26 11:42:47 PM  

Hyjamon: kdawg7736: Well he really has not been real relevant since he left the Orlando Magic. Amazing I still have his jersey from that team.

seriously, used to be a feared offensive force, then quickly disappeared into a career of 'meh'.

Could serve as a good example of being a one-dimensional offensive force will only last so long in the NBA. Just found out he was born on the same day and year as me, learn something new everyday.

Didn't he have some white big man that was great at setting screens for him to get open, brain is saying Matt Geiger, but don't think it was him.

He could still play in a role like Juwan Howard, good practice guy/opposing team mimic.  Wouldn't be surprised if Howard ends up coaching.

and for all of you Orlando Magic fans out there, enjoy (hint: practice free-throws and laughing when you miss)

[240x288 from http://bhmediastrategies.com/uploadedImages/What_We_Offer/BrightHouseS portsNetwork/Nick%20Anderson.png image 240x288]


Do you mean when he was in Orlando for the big white guy? Are you thinking of Andrew Declercq?
 
2013-08-27 12:04:38 AM  
R.I.P. ...

www.billboard.com
blog.kace.com
myoldkentuckytales.com
 
2013-08-27 12:05:21 AM  
This level of quality on greenlit headlines is exactly why I come here once a year these days.
 
2013-08-27 12:06:38 AM  
Case in point - Fark just congratulated me on my 32nd and 33rd birthday.  It sure has been a while.
 
2013-08-27 12:34:43 AM  

uvadover: This level of quality on greenlit headlines is exactly why I come here once a year these days.

uvadover: Case in point - Fark just congratulated me on my 32nd and 33rd birthday.  It sure has been a while.

Hey Tracy!

Congratulations on a great career, and welcome back to Fark! We're all pulling for you to make the HOF!
 
2013-08-27 08:18:48 AM  
Saw him in garbage time during the playoffs last year, look like he still had a bit left in the tank.  Too bad he couldn't take home a ring or dunk all over Lebron.
 
2013-08-27 10:41:21 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Hall-of-Famer and anyone who disagrees is a casual scrub.


The basketball HOF has several players inferior to McGrady, and he should go in. IMO that says more about the Hall than T-Mac. Some folks may have forgotten about his year with San Antonio, but it's the only time in his career he won a playoff series. OTOH he did win a scoring title in 2004 while shooting .417 from the floor for a team that lost 60 games.
 
2013-08-27 12:57:18 PM  

Willas Tyrell: Mike_LowELL: Hall-of-Famer and anyone who disagrees is a casual scrub.

The basketball HOF has several players inferior to McGrady, and he should go in. IMO that says more about the Hall than T-Mac. Some folks may have forgotten about his year with San Antonio, but it's the only time in his career he won a playoff series. OTOH he did win a scoring title in 2004 while shooting .417 from the floor for a team that lost 60 games.


It's probably because it's BASKETBALL HOF and not NBA HOF. Thus even if you have an average to above average NBA career but you were awesome in College then you might still get in. I mean, they have college coaches in there for the women's side. NBA should have it's own HOF but I doubt anyone has the will to make it happen.
 
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