McGrady discusses Hall of Fame merits
Tracy McGrady discussed his Hall of Fame merits Tuesday on CSN Houston's SportsTalk Live.
When asked about whether or not he deserved to be in the Hall, the former Rocket said, "I think my numbers match up with some of the guys that are in the Hall of Fame. Whether or not I get in or not, it really doesn't matter to me. I'm a guy from Auburndale, Florida (with) a population of 10,000 people, grew up in a pretty bad neighborhood, so to me, I'm Hall of Fame just by making it through my career. That's Hall of Fame to me."
McGrady also talked about how he's leaving the door open for more basketball, saying there's no question he can still contribute.
"I'm retiring from the NBA," McGrady said. "My options are still open - going back to China. I mean, my brand is so huge over there, so I might continue to expand on that."
Over his 15-year NBA career, McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists. Making the jump to the NBA straight from Mount Zion Christian Academy, McGrady was the ninth overall pick in 1997 by the Raptors. After leading the league in scoring with the Magic in both the 2003 and 2004 seasons, McGrady was traded to the Rockets from the 2004-'05 season until the 2009-'10 season. Over this time, he helped lead the Rockets to three playoff berths. His best year with the Rockets was his first season with the team, when he averaged 25.7 points during the regular season and then averaged 30.7 points during the playoffs that same year.