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szdaily -> Sports
McGrady enters Hall of Fame
    2017-September-11  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

TRACY MCGRADY says his wife, CleRenda, has been trying to get him to say that he deserves to be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time league scoring champion couldn’t bring himself to do that, until Friday night.

He went to the podium during his induction pumping his fists in the air as the crowd chanted “T-Mac,” then celebrated his 15 years in the league.

“On this day, I can finally say, ‘Yes I deserve to be here,’” said McGrady, who played for seven teams, including a short stint with Detroit, after starring with Toronto, Orlando and Houston. “I am truly humbled. I’m grateful and proud to be in the class of 2017.”

McGrady was among 11 basketball greats enshrined Friday night.

The class also includes former ABA and NBA star George McGinnis, former UConn and WNBA star Rebecca Lobo, Kansas men’s coach Bill Self, Notre Dame women’s coach Muffet McGraw, former Texas high school coach Robert Hughes, former Harlem Globetrotters player and now owner Mannie Jackson, NCAA administrator Tom Jernstedt and former European star Nick Galis.

Former Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, and former Globetrotter and New York Rens player Zack Clayton were honored posthumously.

McGrady, 38 — who averaged eight points and 3.5 assists in 2010-11, his lone season with the Pistons — had earlier told reporters his celebration was being tempered by the impact of Hurricane Harvey on his family and neighbors in Texas.

His estate in Sugar Land, Texas, suffered only minor damage from the storm, allowing him and his wife to take in the families of five relatives and friends for three days after mandatory evacuations. He also put on a Labor Day feast at a church in the Houston area for about 800 victims of the storm.

“My sister was at the house, and I was trying to take her home and driving to her house. Just seeing cars under water and you don’t know if people are in there — it’s real,” he told reporters. “I’m being as vocal and proactive as I can.”

(SD-Agencies)

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