Accomplishments: 7x All-Star, 2x First Team All-NBA, 2x Scoring Champion
Team(s): Raptors, Magic, Rockets, Knicks, Pistons, Spurs
Stats: 19.6 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 4.4 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.9 BPG
Finals appearances: 1 (2013)
T-Mac has played for a total of 17 minutes, grabbed four rebounds, earned two blocks, turned the ball over twice, and has scored no points during this year's playoffs. And yet, this will be his first in the NBA Finals, not to mention his first time out of the first round.
It's not like McGrady didn't post great numbers during his prior playoff appearances; he averaged 23.7 points, including a ridiculous 33.8 points in 2001. McGrady put up 29 points and 13 dimes in his then-final playoff game with the Rockets—a Game 7 loss to the Jazz. He still couldn't make it out the first round. His postgame conference drove home how much that sucked.
But hey, at least T-Mac gets a shot at a ring. What if Gregg Popovich says fuck it and lets McGrady in the game for a decent amount of minutes? Wouldn't it be dope if he put up 25? #onecandream