Houston Rockets: Tracy McGrady is officially in the Hall of Fame
By Michael Knight
T-Mac has done it. Last night, he was officially inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Tracy McGrady is one of the greatest Rockets of all time, and finally, he got the recognition he deserves by being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
T-Mac was electric for the Rockets, putting up crazy numbers on his way to the Hall. During 6 seasons in Houston, he averaged 22.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists. He was an all-around beast for the team and paired with another Hall member, Yao Ming.
Those two being immortalized in history is just what those mid-2000s Rockets teams deserve. T-Mac and Yao took over basketball in Houston during that time period and they deservingly are now both members of the Hall of Fame.
Check out this incredible video by the NBA:
2017 @HoopHall Enshrinee, Tracy McGrady! #17HoopClass pic.twitter.com/unPHsDuBGI
— NBA (@NBA) September 9, 2017
Hall of Fame Speech
Tracy McGrady also gave a great speech. If you’d like to watch the full thing, then check it out below!
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During the speech, one of his better quotes was, “I’m grateful for those that saw and believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.” The Houston Rockets certainly believed in Tracy McGrady during the ups and downs of his career. His health was a big issue at times in Houston, but the team continued to believe in T-Mac when he needed it most.
The Rockets risked a lot to get Tracy McGrady, trading for him in a huge package that included one of their then-stars Steve Francis. That trade would be beneficial to the Rockets in the end. Francis was never really the same player he was in Houston. Thankfully for the Rockets, McGrady was amazing.
Thank you, Tracy McGrady.
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