Tracy McGrady on Shaq O’Neal: We would’ve had a great run

mcgrady-benchedNewly 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 Shaquille O’Neal.

In a recent radio interview, McGrady compared how his career would’ve ended up to that of Kobe if McGrady played with Shaq.

“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,” he said.

“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),” he said.

McGrady has recently announced his retirement from the NBA after a career that started in 1997, when he was drafted out of high school.

In his NBA career, McGrady appeared in 938 games (703 started), averaging 19.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.4 apg and 0.9 bpg.


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