Apparently it's crow, not revenge, that is a dish best served cold. I clowned a certain Volunteer loving Dallas resident, when he said the Rockets would make the playoffs without Yao. I wasn't convinced...to say the least. Well, seven wins later the Rockets are only 1 1/2 games out of 1st place. Hey, who knew?
But this brings up a bigger question. If the Rockets somehow get the #1 seed in the West, how is McGrady not a serious MVP candidate? Leading his team to the best record in the best conference without [arguably] their best player? You can't discount that can you? Does he move above either Kobe, Paul, or Bron?
I just don't have faith in Denver. They look and play great at home. But on the road, they are horrible. And the way Golden St has looked makes it even harder for them.
If McGrady gets the Rockets past the Lakers, Celtics next week, he has to be considered. That team is 1.5 games out of first right now. Right now, I don't think people have him in their top 10 which is crazy. I'm not the biggest T-Mac fan (skillwise, just as good as Kobe but lacks motivation and passion) but you can't tell me he's not playing better than Dirk, Pierce, Nash, Garnett at this point.
I'm not ready to move him past Kobe and Lebron yet b/c of the quality of opponents they have faced. But if they can post a decent record for this brutal stretch (Lakers, Celtics, Suns, San Antonio, New Orleans, Golden St) then I'll gladly sip on some sizzurp.....
Of course, there's twenty games left so McGrady could always get hurt:)
Well he was already hurt once but you know he's due for another 3-4 games out with a bad back stretch lol
Oh please. Let's see what they do on Sunday. You don't think Phil, Kobe and company aren't looking forward to beating such a "good" team. lol... Houston ain't shit until they beat somebody when it counts. Nobody said Tmac wasn't a great "regular season" player.
By the way...did y'all see this article by David Dupree? This just confirms to me that most of the media covering basketball don't know a pick-and-roll from a tootsie roll. 32 games? If he can keep those averages for another 100 playoff games, get back to me.
Leave it to Realist to throw water on Houston's block party:)
True McGrady has nice overall numbers, but what percentage of those numbers were accumulated in blowout losses or in the first three quarters? A-Rod has good postseason numbers, but he usually fails in the "clutch" so he gets dogged. Not necessarily fair, but it is what it is.
There was a time when someone could compare Tmac and Kobe without someone asking if that person was smoking CRACK. I remember...it happened.
Tmac ought to be ashamed. Not only has kobe found a way to niche his way into the discussion of all-time greats, but Lebron and Dwade have moved past him too. where is this dude's pride?
Well look at his family's (Vince Carter) history. That's all the info you need right there. They are both content with being good but not great even though they could have been great.