Aug 26, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT
For the young generation of NBA fans, Tracy McGrady was the guy your dad or older brother loved and you don’t get why, because all you remembered is an oft-injured guy on the end of the bench.
Vintage McGrady was a joy to watch — as athletic and as versatile a scorer as you’ll find. He could dunk, just ask Shawn Bradley, but he could also find a more creative way to score around the basket or just pull up and hit the jumper. He averaged 32 points a game in 2003 (and was relatively efficient doing it considering the load of the offense he took on, he had a PER of 30.3 that season) and he would drop 40 on any given night. He was about as indefensible as it gets.
Enjoy these highlights and let’s remember the guy who was the two-time NBA scoring champ, a guy who was as much fun to watch play as just about anyone of the past couple decades.
- Oscar Robertson says if he were Carmelo Anthony “I would leave today” 17
- Larry Bird, through Pacers general manager, says Frank Vogel’s job is safe 4
- Can LaMarcus Aldridge break the all-time single-playoff scoring record? 22
- Thursday NBA playoff previews: Which Indiana team shows up? 11
- Wednesday NBA grades: It’s LaMarcus Aldridge’s world and the Rockets have to live in it 21