Weezy wrote:Sad, I have no idea how somebody that good falls off that fast. I guess being able to stick around at a high level for a long time is what separates the very good/great players from the all-time greats.
Not Really knee problems got T-Mac and general age and Iverson's atitude is the reason why He can't make a roster spot & rubbing people the wrong way.
Iverson's attitude problem? Unlike Iverson, Tmac is/was willing to come off the bench. I mean, he wasn't/isn't the ideal player, but his attitude problem is nothing like Iverson's.
Here is also a quote from someone from RealGM that might give us a better perspective on Tmac.
LarsV8 wrote:You can pretty much ignore 90% of what has been written in this thread because it is mostly garbage by posters with some sort of agenda.
For about 5 years, the Rockets rode McGrady and Yao into the ground by relying on them for everything. Furthermore, thier medical staff has been awful, thier rehab awful, thier training awful.
McGrady pretty much killed himself in the 2008 playoff series against the Jazz and was pretty much done after the season. He needed multiple surgeries in the post season. The Rockets knew it was an "all in" season for them with the Artest trade, so they told him McGrady to play on his bum knee and that it was fine, despite him needing micro fracture surgery.
He even came back early and started the 2009 season because Battier was out and he wanted to help the team. Over the year, it was clear he just couldn't play on the one leg and something was clearly wrong. Team doctors said repeatedly it was fine, play on it, no problem. He got scapegoated by fans/media as the enemy, because they thought he was faking it or didn't have heart to play through injury. It was clear near the trade deadline, the Rockets were looking to move him.
He finally went to an external doctor and they easily found that he did indeed need a major surgery and playing on it was extremely detremental to his career. He immediately announced the surgery, which simultaneously killed a trade to New Jersey for Vince Carter.