• Published: 09 September 2017
  • Coach Nick went deep into the archives to break down Orlando Magic and Houston Rocket star Tracy McGrady's game, to explain why he's being inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame this weekend.
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  • Ards cification
    Ards cification  1 months back

    t-mac for me had the best and most confident free throw shooting stroke.

    • zights
      zights  1 months back

      toni kukoc aint a HOF????

      • plantation free
        plantation free  2 months back

        The word (IS) should be moved to after the word (why).

        • Amos Santoya
          Amos Santoya  2 months back

          Did you know that in his prime he was not able to advance to the second round of playoffs?

          • Dreb Deocariza
            Dreb Deocariza  2 months back

            He is like the old version of KD

            • Boy KanserR
              Boy KanserR  2 months back

              I luv tmac more than kobe back then

              • Virus Xtal
                Virus Xtal  2 months back

                This is one of few that could have achieved something much much greater. T-Mac had the potential to be on par with Kobe had he worked as hard as Kobe and had the kind of winner’s mentality and competitiveness. But everyone has a different perspective on life so we could do nothing but respect that part of a player.

                • Fullmetal
                  Fullmetal  2 months back

                  None of those reasons make him a hall of Famer just a really good for a short time. Chris Webber isnt in the hall of fame Ben Wallace isnt in the hall of fame both more deserving and I would argue nobody is more least deserving then tmac. Not getting out the first round isnt something that can ever be over looked.

                  • J Rt
                    J Rt  2 months back

                    Scored easier than ANY player I've ever seen

                    • J Rt
                      J Rt  2 months back

                      Some of y'all might question T-Mac being in the Hall of Fame. Look at his games. No rings but he was a beast. Glad he got in early.

                      • Lavar Ball
                        Lavar Ball  2 months back

                        What about KD he scores effortlessly

                        • Michael Estrada
                          Michael Estrada  2 months back

                          I don't think he should be in the hall of fame, he really didn't do mucn.

                          • Michael Estrada
                            Michael Estrada  2 months back

                            @Mackin Shizzaveli420 he couldn't stay healthy either LOL

                          • Mackin Shizzaveli420
                            Mackin Shizzaveli420  2 months back

                            The hall is an individual accomplishment and he’s one of the best players ever. Not his fault Grant Hill and Yao Ming couldn’t stay healthy.

                        • I sing like an ass
                          I sing like an ass  2 months back

                          He’s like a bigger and better yet more fragile Kobe. Dude’s hella good

                        • Gabriel Leung
                          Gabriel Leung  2 months back

                          TMAC had a short prime sure, but those 5 years or so was absolutely ridiculous. You put him next to Timmy D and Coach Pop and he would have won 4 rings easily. Or if you put him next to Shaq and under Coach Phil, same thing.

                          • VT 24
                            VT 24  2 months back

                            He was a *COLD-BLOODED DUDE* when he was healthy!

                            • Awesom2beme lonestar
                              Awesom2beme lonestar  2 months back

                              Man, this guy was my favorite player, not named Michael Jordan. He was that good. The prettiest game, besides his airness. and Hakeem

                              • Waipahu94 Block
                                Waipahu94 Block  2 months back

                                If Allen Iverson was 6’6 with his skill set. He’d be winning championships with any team he was on.
                                If McGrady was never injured thru out his career. he’d be a world champion. these two played in the wrong eras bruh. I wish they came into today’s game and dominate.

                                • RedDirtGaming
                                  RedDirtGaming  2 months back

                                  If he wouldnt have gotten injured so much he would of been top 5 all time. He's definitely top 10 scoring all time. Him and Kobe's battles were the best ever. Hands down

                                  • topsilog
                                    topsilog  2 months back

                                    Kids be saying why is tmac is in the hof?..id say they better do their research

                                    • VT 24
                                      VT 24  2 months back

                                      They just look at his stats

                                  • Ingvar Dagur
                                    Ingvar Dagur  2 months back

                                    Are you really questioning Tracy McGradys hall of fameness

                                    • Oskar Lönnqvist
                                      Oskar Lönnqvist  2 months back

                                      Flawless 'insert advertisement here' victory! :) Good old coach Nick!

                                      • YouTubeFreeTuPhonez
                                        YouTubeFreeTuPhonez  2 months back

                                        I feel Kevin Durant style of play is between Jordan and McGrady

                                        • Hash Money
                                          Hash Money  2 months back

                                          not sure why he is in the HOF

                                          • Hash Money
                                            Hash Money  2 months back

                                            @VT 24 he didn't no win any playoffs. U cannot be in the HOF for playing well only.

                                          • VT 24
                                            VT 24  2 months back

                                            Clearly you never watched him play

                                        • vernon hutchinson
                                          vernon hutchinson  2 months back

                                          Shouldn't have been a 1st ballot.

                                          • No Debt But Love
                                            No Debt But Love  2 months back

                                            How do you want It?😂😂😂🤾🏾‍♂️

                                            • hbk
                                              hbk  2 months back

                                              There was like a 4 year period where it was a debate who was the best player in the league t Mac or Kobe, if it wasn’t for the injuries t Mac would def have gone down as one of the greatest to ever play

                                              • Commen Cents
                                                Commen Cents  2 months back

                                                My first basketball game i played which i dont remember what it was but i used McGrady all the time in Houston

                                                • ry jo
                                                  ry jo  2 months back

                                                  If he stayed in toronto. He would have won an championship.

                                                  • Melvin Sprewel
                                                    Melvin Sprewel  2 months back

                                                    T Mac played in an era, where Basketball was discussed and debated on the Black Top, I'm not surprised the millennial crowd who gages Basketball by 2k video game ratings and fantasy leagues would ask this question.

                                                    • almighty prime
                                                      almighty prime  2 months back

                                                      WHO is questioning mac being in the hof?

                                                      • VT 24
                                                        VT 24  2 months back

                                                        Millenial Bronsexuals

                                                    • Srijesh Panth
                                                      Srijesh Panth  2 months back

                                                      prime Tmac > prime KD. Tmac was the complete package offensively, he could bully you down low, beat you off the dribble, and was arguably the best slasher of his generation. dude was unguardable.

                                                      • Fullmetal
                                                        Fullmetal  2 months back

                                                        Start watching basketball kid you should probably delete this comment too you sound like a fukin idiot

                                                      • Srijesh Panth
                                                        Srijesh Panth  2 months back

                                                        heftier?? no.. tmac was a bull. kd admittedly was able to sustain his dominance far longer. but his two main advantages are his length and his handles. their jump shots are comparable, though kd is more efficient. it truly is a toss up but peak tmac was dusting guys like kobe, bruce bowen, etc...

                                                      • ramjb
                                                        ramjb  2 months back

                                                        Let's not get too excited here. Prime KD was a monster (I say was because that achilles means his prime is gone). Offensively he was less dynamic than TMac but noticeably taller and heftier. He was better on the post, deadlier from long range (3pt averages for KD just show it) and had the same top-flight midrange as Tmac had. I agree Tmac was better in isos and slashes, but other than that, KD is the true offensive complete package. TMac was spectacular for his time, however.
                                                        Defensively there's no question. Tmac was never a great defender, and KD...man, that strenghts, size and wingspan...

                                                    • m721ac
                                                      m721ac  2 months back

                                                      Not good enough for hof for me.he full of himself.hof=skill+character

                                                      • Unorthodocks
                                                        Unorthodocks  2 months back

                                                        This made me wanna play NBA Live 2004

                                                        • LatinMiracle
                                                          LatinMiracle  2 months back

                                                          T mac deserves his induction in the hall of fame because this guy could actually go toe to toe with the best. Im happy for him.

                                                          • Bela S
                                                            Bela S  2 months back

                                                            I feel like he was a great ambassador for the game. Also a very good role model. Not to mention the guy was one of the best scorers of all time. T-mac, Vince Carter and AI brought me into the game.

                                                            • VT 24
                                                              VT 24  2 months back

                                                              Man, VC still playing

                                                          • Stephon Taylor
                                                            Stephon Taylor  2 months back

                                                            Injuries didn't stop him from being in the top ten, the fact that he never took any of his teams to the finals took care of that but don't get me wrong I loved watching him play but to be in the top 10 you have to be a champion like every other player in the top ten.

                                                            • Stephon Taylor
                                                              Stephon Taylor  2 months back

                                                              @FalafelHut583 I completely understand what saying, and T mac was an awesome basketball player but if you look at the list of the top 10 players of all time, they all have rings. No it's not the only thing that matters but it is a milestone you have to reach to be considered a top 10 of all time...
                                                              Allen Iverson team in 01 was no better than any of T Mac's teams but he took them to the finals and got a W on the Kobe, Shaq Lakers

                                                            • FalafelHut583
                                                              FalafelHut583  2 months back

                                                              If we going off of rings then Robert Horry was better than Kobe and Lebron. Championships can't be attained if the team as a whole isn't great. TMac was great, his teams weren't. And if he or his star teammates are always injured then that would affect his championship runs no?

                                                          • jonahrenz jacob
                                                            jonahrenz jacob  2 months back

                                                            MY IDOL’S
                                                            1. Kobe
                                                            2. Tmac
                                                            3. Carter

                                                            • FalafelHut583
                                                              FalafelHut583  2 months back

                                                              Growing up I absolutely loved TMac and Kobe but I also admired Iverson. Those three players made the game so damn fun to watch.

                                                          • Brandon Mauer
                                                            Brandon Mauer  2 months back


                                                            In your video you said McGrady had a two motion shot, with a starting motion above the head. It sounded as though you view that to be a negative and what contributed to a lower shooting percentage, can you explain why you believe that?

                                                            Thank you!

                                                            • cash mere
                                                              cash mere  2 months back

                                                              Subpar player to me

                                                              • Namkuk Hur
                                                                Namkuk Hur  2 months back

                                                                Kawhi went from being coached by a Nurse to a Doc

                                                                • Jason Tressler
                                                                  Jason Tressler  2 months back

                                                                  lame, he doesn't deserve to be a HOF

                                                                  • SIPP 38
                                                                    SIPP 38  2 months back

                                                                    Them not hof stats

                                                                    • Yulin Wang
                                                                      Yulin Wang  3 months back

                                                                      Got lucky 4 times in 33 seconds, should just buy lottery.

                                                                    • Yulin Wang
                                                                      Yulin Wang  3 months back

                                                                      hell no, t-mac is just a older vision of Dwight Howard. He has no work ethics, no heart to win, not a leader, sucks in playoffs, soft ass baller. Wasting of his talent.

                                                                      • RascalKyng
                                                                        RascalKyng  3 months back

                                                                        T-Mac's young ego kept him from being a champion, and unwillingness to be a scoring duo with Carter.

                                                                        • Blake Pruitt
                                                                          Blake Pruitt  2 months back

                                                                          Never thought about that.... it didnt seem like he a problem with it but you might be correct

                                                                      • GATOR Ent. /Production BUFF Records

                                                                        SMH 0:27

                                                                        • Advant Garde
                                                                          Advant Garde  3 months back

                                                                          I remember the sweet time he spent in Raptors with Vince Carter. They both enjoyable to watch and knowing they will make numerous highlighted moves make me stay on my seat all the time.

                                                                          • Big Will
                                                                            Big Will  3 months back

                                                                            The real question is "Magic T-mac or Rockets T-mac" who wins?😵😵