Tracy McGrady Is Heading To The Hall Of Fame And The Internet Could Not Be Happier

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You can make the case that at his best, Tracy McGrady is one of the greatest scorers in NBA history. Getting buckets was so easy for McGrady, who played for Toronto, Orlando, Houston, New York, Detroit, Atlanta, and San Antonio before retiring in 2013 at the age of 33.

On Saturday afternoon, word came out that McGrady would be included in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2017 class.

In addition to McGrady, this class will include Kansas coach Bill Self, former UConn and WNBA star Rebecca Lobo, and former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, who passed away in March.

But for most hoops fans, T-Mac is the headliner. His peak with the Raptors, Magic, and Rockets was unreal, as he was capable of doing crazy stuff like scoring 13 points in 35 seconds to steal a win from the Spurs.

Some people even argued that, at a time, you could make a case that McGrady and Kobe Bryant were on the same level.

If you never watched McGrady, the dude was a highlight machine during his career. For example, he once had this dunk against Shawn Bradley, which still makes me jump out of my seat like I’m watching it for the first time.

One of the arguments against McGrady as an all-time great was his inability to succeed in the postseason. He did not advance past the first round until he joined the Spurs in 2013, which drew the ire of some people.

But still, McGrady was so great – Metta World Peace once said that he was as good as Kobe and Michael Jordan at one point. This is a deserved honor for T-Mac, something that the three teams with whom he had his most success – Toronto, Orlando, and Houston – all recognized.

Our only request is that we get the video of McGrady learning this news. If it’s anything like his reaction when he found out he was going to be on the final ballot, we’re willing to bet that it’s pretty great.