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HipHopSince1981 is offline Old 02-13-2008, 08:21 AM   #1
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safe to say, the guy is not a T-Mac fan.. personally, I dont mind one bit, rest up T-Mac and lets keep this win streak going

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Are you wondering exactly why Tracy McGrady was left off the All Star Team? It's not a snub of Manu Ginobili proportions like you might suspect. Snubbed or not, T-Mac had no intention of setting foot in the Big Easy since day one.

Rewind back to 2007. New Orleans was announced as the location for the 2008 ASG, and Tracy McGrady immediately wanted nothing to do with it. And based on the increase in violent crimes in New Orleans and the ****storm surrounding Las Vegas '07, it was somewhat understandable. Whether he watched too many depressing Spike Lee documentaries or had a bad experience with a Frozen Hurricane and a drunk college co-ed we're not sure, but I wouldn't rule it out.

Fast forward to January 2008. The All Star Game is right around the corner, and Tracy McGrady has a firm grip on the second guard spot in the East, with nearly 10% more votes than the third place Allen Iverson. Suddenly McGrady, with his paltry 22 ppg, 5 assists and 5 boards a night, wants to surrender his spot to a more deserving player, which the rules won't allow.

Then, later that same week, T-Mac cites a nagging knee ailment that, although it ain't so bad now, may cause him to shut it down four weeks from now. Despite the fact that, since that debilitating knee ailment occurred, McGrady is still playing 36 minutes a night and has missed only one game (out of 11). And that one game was missed with flu-like symptoms! Something's fishy here.

The NBA heard T-Mac's waambulance and quietly scratched him from the ASG altogether. But don't ever expect them to say that. The official NBA ASG site shows that, over a 10 day period after paper balloting was closed, Allen Iverson mysteriously surged and overcame the 10% deficit and won by a measly 0.9% (10,400 votes). Despite the fact that T-Mac started in 2006 and 2007, the reserve selection committee also took the hint and decided to let Tracy "rest" and ice down his sore vagina knee, ending his seven game All-Star streak and selecting Brandon Roy and David West.

Even though the New Orleans Hornets play in front of dozens of fans every night without altercation, the Big Easy is apparently something to be very, very afraid of. And Tracy McGrady's unnatural phobia of Harry Connick Jr., voodoo parlors and crawfish etouffee has led to one of the great All Star non-appearances in league history.
 
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Haha, funny article



Let him rest

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I am glad he is resting, but I would also not be surprised if the league did exactly what he is saying.

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LOL rest his vagina knee.... hahaha

but whatever, All-Star game is a joke anyways and if I was a 11 year veteran baller (who has scored 13 points in 35 seconds) from a team trying to make a deep playoff run with a bum knee and bad back, I'd take any chance I could to chill out in my mansion with my wife and two kids... I might even fire up the 8 foot projection theater screen, kick up my feet on my Italian leather ottoman and watch 300 a few times, except I'd just fall asleep about 5 minutes into it.

Tmac > New Orleans

Yeah thats right...

Tracy needs his rest, so what. Have fun running a gunning AI, maybe if you try hard enough, you can be All-Star MVP again!!! YAY!!!! BFD

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I wish Yao would rest during that weekend too.. argh!
 
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if you really think AI passed him in votes, you must be delusional.

do u know what kind of pressure stern and the NBA would be under had they left of some deserving players?

tmac didn't deserve it. go home and rest up. get ready for the stretch run. the team is more important than any individual accolades, esp. for a guy like him who has had so much.
 
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'Tracy McGrady has a firm grip on the second guard spot in the East'

firm grip on reality ...

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if you really think AI passed him in votes, you must be delusional.

do u know what kind of pressure stern and the NBA would be under had they left of some deserving players?

tmac didn't deserve it. go home and rest up. get ready for the stretch run. the team is more important than any individual accolades, esp. for a guy like him who has had so much.

don't you think if a guy says he doesn't want to be int he game and doesn't deserve it the fans might vote for someone else?
 
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^^^no, hahaha......I smelled BS as soon as I found out A.I. jumped ahead of Tmac......he made it clear that he didn't want to step foot in N.O. during all-star weekend..........
 
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oh yeah fyi Tracy and Vince had fam in New Orleans pre-katrina i remember watching a game on NBAtv and they showed something on it...

but either way i wouldnt want to go to new orleans and play in the all star game either... alot of money & celebs in new orleans = shopping spree for the people on powder packs...

vagina knee or not having seen the bad side of new orleans for myself i cant blame Tracy at all
 
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but either way i wouldnt want to go to new orleans and play in the all star game either... alot of money & celebs in new orleans = shopping spree for the people on powder packs...

vagina knee or not having seen the bad side of new orleans for myself i cant blame Tracy at all

I can......and that powder pack line is just flat out wrong...........athletes can get themselves into trouble almost ANYWHERE they go (just watch the news), t-mac is a lame in more ways than one for not wanting play in N.O.
 
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this is dumb, yall think he is scared of New Orleans? TMac wanted to skip the all-star game because he has been there 7 times already and he is injured so the idea of playing in a meaningless game does not appeal to him. This is a good chance for him to get some rest. The Rockets play a road game in New Orleans later this month. I expect Tracy will be there.
 
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The Rockets play a road game in New Orleans later this month. I expect Tracy will be there.
i got the sense that tracy was afraid of what could happen during the "festivites" more than anything.....
 
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i got the sense that tracy was afraid of what could happen during the "festivites" more than anything.....


Right Just like he was afraid to go to Darfur
 
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i got the sense that tracy was afraid of what could happen during the "festivites" more than anything.....
yeah thats true. TMac does not smoke or drink, I dont think he enjoys wild parties very much. But it gives a bad impression of New Orleans when people make it sound like he is to scared to set foot in the city. Its really not that bad, I live here in New Orleans and will be checking out the all-star festivities, and I am not the slightest bit scared for my safety.
 
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Right Just like he was afraid to go to Darfur

eventhough you're trying to be funny, just think about it for a second....this guy came out and admitted last season that he was afraid of N.O. security (or lack of) during all-star weekend....all I'm saying is as an athlete or celeb you can run into static anytime you're out mingling with people. Tmac just fell in the trap of thinking N.O. was "worst" than anywhere else, because of all the negative attention it's been getting from the media since katrina. I'm not ignoring crime rates or any of that, but crime happens everywhere.....




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I dont think he enjoys wild parties very much.
I don't know about that, lol....I've heard plenty of stories from legit sources of how t-mac likes to paint the town red.


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live here in New Orleans and will be checking out the all-star festivities, and I am not the slightest bit scared for my safety.
I hope u enjoy yourself
 
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eventhough you're trying to be funny, just think about it for a second....this guy came out and admitted last season that he was afraid of N.O. security (or lack of) during all-star weekend....all I'm saying is as an athlete or celeb you can run into static anytime you're out mingling with people. Tmac just fell in the trap of thinking N.O. was "worst" than anywhere else, because of all the negative attention it's been getting from the media since katrina. I'm not ignoring crime rates or any of that, but crime happens everywhere.....
Now you tell me, since he went to Darfur which is far more dangerous than NO, do you acknowledge that he has matured since then?
 
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^^^^^listen man it came from out of your boyfriends mouth...he said he would be afraid if he had to go to N.O. during all star break...I'm just reporting what he said.................yes when you think about it it's silly, but this is what "he said"..........
 
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waambulance ftw.

T-Mac shouldn't be afraid of New Orleans anymore. All their criminals emigrated to Houston!

Ba-dum-cha..

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trade him to the hornets.

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