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Sunday, March 11, 2007

2 different views of Tmac

I found this first article on Yahoo byAdrian Wojnarowski , about McGrady and next years All Star game to be held in New Orleans. The second by The Orlando Sentinels enlightened Brian Schmitz. 2 different views of the same person. Thought you would enjoy the comparason.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-mcgrady030207&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

vs.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/local/orl-magic1107mar11,0,7426261.story?coll=orl-sports-headlines

3 Comments:

  • At 12:15 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Both articles are correct depicting the different sides of a talented player with the short sightedness of a high school kid combined. His statement against All-Star game in New Orleans citing security reasons is plain childish and a bad PR. If he was surrounded by wise people, he would have refrained from such comments, and if at the time he did not want to go there, he could have come up with some other excuses. In short T-MAC is his own worst enemy.

    Having that said, all these star level players have some shortfalls and selfishness of their own, to some degrees or another. on PR Joradn was a master, and yet a friend of mine whose huge excitement was that he is sitting on the table next to Jordan's in Bellagio in Vegas, was saying that he has never met anybody more obnoxious than him. T-MAC's departure from Orlando was not all selfish on his side. Weisbrod was quite heavy-handed in treating him to the point of being disrespectful in many facets. All this at a time that T-MAC had this perception that he had carried the Magic through bad times, and it was not too much to be talked to with regard to some personnel moves. Weisbrod, on the other hand, was demanding his unconditional commitment with no say on personnel moves. I guess a more diplomatic GM could have found a happy medium, but Weisbrod had made up his mind to break down the team, and as such, T-MAC had to go. What happened afterwards could be debated on both sides of the spectrum, that I am not willing to get into. What I can say, in my view, is that the end result could have been better if Weisbrod was wiser since no wisdom is expected on the side of the players. But then it so easy to say so now that we know that Mobley was unwisely traded, and Francis and Cato were unproductive, basically leaving us with giving T-MAC for nothing.

     
  • At 9:31 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Matt that last sentence shook me when i read it,WE GOT NOTHING FOR TRACY,what you said is so true that it just makes me sick how we were manipulated into thinking that we would be better off by tearing the team apart,weisbrod's whole "claim to fame" was that tracy was a slacker,but you dont score 30 points a game if you're a slacker,and if he says its on the defensive end,tracy was about our best defender those three or four years,back then we didnt have this forum and i was one person that thought that if you would have put dwight and jameer with tracy and possibly grant back then the team would have been fine,no need to tear it up,obviously as a loyal fan i went with change,but i never really liked it.

     
  • At 11:42 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Nice post, Ken, with the two different viewpoints on McGrady.

    As Matt and Big Figure mentioned, the thing that hurts the most is the Magic have nothing left to show for the trade, and haven't been to the playoffs since TMac's departure.

     

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