The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is the place where every player and coach wants to end up when their career winds down. With just over 300 inductees, the odds of ending up in Springfield, Massachusetts are slim, but even landing on the list of nominations has to be a wonderful feeling. On Wednesday, we got to watch Tracy McGrady find out that he's a candidate for the Class of 2017, and his reaction says it all.
After receiving the good news from the host of ESPN's The Jump, Rachel Nichols, McGrady was at a loss for words. However, once T-Mac let the moment wash over him for a bit, he was once again back to his usual humble self. "I mean, it's great to be a nominee, and be on that ballot," he said. "We'll see what happens, fingers crossed. This is something that I didn't see happening when I first started."
In his 16-year career, McGrady was a seven-time All-Star, named to two All-NBA First Teams, three All-NBA Second Teams, and two All-NBA Third Teams. T-Mac also won the Most Improved Player award in 2001 following the first of his back-to-back scoring titles where he averaged 32.1 and 28 points per game, respectively.
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