Newly retired Tracy McGrady is making more headlines now than he has during has final few years in the NBA. McGrady may slide into the hall of fame, but his career could’ve ended differently if he played with a dominant center. Like, say, Shaq.
In a recent radio interview, McGrady compared how his career would’ve ended up to that of Kobe if T-Mac played with Shaq. Reading between the lines here, it almost sounds like there’s some bad blood between McGrady and Kobe.
“Numbers don’t lie. I was in the conversation of being one of the best in the league,’ McGrady said on Wednesday. ‘Whether I was better than Kobe, or he was better than me … I was in the conversation and it didn’t matter at the time. I was playing at a high level and was very confident when I was on the court. ‘We would have had a great run,’ he said when asked about Shaq.
‘I don’t know how many (championships we would’ve won) 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).’