Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 11:40 am  |  46 responses

T-Mac’s Guarantee

Tracy McGrady says he will be back next season with a vengeance: ‘It’s really no comparison to how I feel now and I how felt trying to play all of last season,’ McGrady said. ‘My knee is feeling extremely strong. The most important thing is I’m confident in it. You guys just stay tuned. I’m out here grinding in Chicago, trying to get back right, but yes I will be playing for the Rockets in the ’09-10 season. I will be in uniform for the Rockets this upcoming season, I guarantee you that, and I will be a lot better than I was last year. I will be back to the player that I once was. I will guarantee you that.”‘

(Thanks to reader Jay for the tip.)

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  • rav

    of course you will tracy…

  • ab_40

    nice can’t wait to see Tmac sort of healthy back on the court he was one of my favorites a few years back.

  • nicko

    if he is anywhere near tracy from years back i cant wait

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    straight out of the Penny Hardaway much injured ex superstar playbook. Pathetic, mouthing off about this in July. Modesty, not a required trait in Nba Ballers it seems. Guess what i’m trying to say is: SHUT THE EFF UP, Tracy. Actions speak louder.

  • chingy

    t-mac used to be my fav (loved those t-mac 2′s); don’t sleep on the rockets, they’ve always played well without a superstar in their lineup

  • Peter

    he says this every.single.year.

  • Josh


  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    i actually believe him this time though…he’s been training with grover and based on some of the pictures i’ve seen he’s well ahead of schedule right now. Physically he looks in game shape already, maybe better. Expect him back within the first month of the season…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sesa-Opas/738856357 Sesa

    Next season, he meant as 2010-2011 rite?

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    You know who else was supposed to back with a vengeance? GM.

  • jdote

    Tmac when healthy, is a top ten player in the league.. and no i did not just lose my credibility.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Houston is about to become a lot more similar to those Sac-Town squads that Adleman used to coach. Run n Gun.

  • Sancarrworkout

    Er…yeah right T-MAC…please excuse us if we don’t hold our breath

  • riggs

    Yao Says: Knees are dead

  • Kadavour

    Look at D. Wade this season. Grover works wonders.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I believe him.

  • nicko


  • http://www.sonicbids.com doyouwantmore

    I hope T-Mac’s right. The killer off-the-backboard-pass-to-himself T-Mac is a great sight to behold. The sad sack he-don’t-even-like-basketball T-Mac is slightly depressing.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel


  • mj23

    You won’t be seeing that off-the-backboard stuff from T-Mac ever again. He’s become a jump shooter, and with microfracture surgery you have short timeframe before the knee falls apart again. Look at C-Web, Alan Houston, Penny… the list goes on and on. He better not come back too soon, or else he’ll end up like Arenas.

  • funkdoc

    I think everybody here hopes he’s right. Even the haters. Because, c’mon, everybody loves t-mac’s game. What we don’t love is the sudden injuries, the guarantees, the weird comments during off-season, etc. Some here are too critical of t-mac. C’mon, the man was injured. And he will have a lot of motivation coming into next season. AND probably will get injured again. But man, nobody can’t deny that tracy is a great person and player. We just let the media decide what we should feel in our heart. And our heart loves tracy.

  • http://nbacheapseats.blogspot.com Chendaddy

    Yeah, he said this when he first got to Houston about how the medical staff gave him his arches back. This guarantee carries about as much weight as when he guaranteed he would carry the Rockets into the second round in 2006. Hey, the guy tried hard. I’ll give him that. But he failed. I’ll believe it when I see it on the court. Good luck, T-Pain.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    I Guarantee(MAC) it. Is he trying to sell suits at the Men’s Wearhouse?

  • LA Huey

    Either way, he’ll prolly get moved by Feb.

  • Seven deuce

    I guarantee he won’t get out of the first round again. If he gets that far. Remember when folks were split between he and Kobe? Seems like a lifetime ago.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Good luck to him. That’s all. Enough haters here already.

  • jose

    i do hope its tru…

  • Tommy Vercetti

    I hope he can because I miss the old Tracy. The Orlando Magic Tracy McGrady was a bad, bad man.

  • http://fsdklf.com Jukai

    ALL INJURED FIRST TEAM: Penny, T-Mac, G-Hill, Alanzo, Big Bill Walton.

  • wilz

    why does evryone think the rovkets are gonna suck…they wont be much worse than last year..

  • Miguel Garcia

    Does Jay Williams make an honorary all injured team?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Because Yao Ming is out for the season dumb@ss? Yeh, they might be worse.

  • Flash

    do you remember tmac’s guarantee when they were up 3-1 back in the orlando playoff days? guarantee’s never really work very good for mac. but i wish he does get back. give him to orlando for rashard



  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LMAO @ Hursty. That was pretty funny to read man.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I still think the Rockets are making the playoffs though. Get well Yao! Get well Mac! I hope Ariza proves that he’s more than a role player and ends up having a breakout season.
    Yo, has Von Wafer re-upped with the Rockets yet or what?

  • Harrell

    Why do we even bother

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I personally wouldn’t doubt TMac myself. Some people have short memories.

  • yo son

    lol he said that last year.

  • rikson

    This takes out all the sense of “guarantee” -> whats left is just a pile of letters…

  • rikson


  • http://slamonline.com/ Spaceship Jay

    HE’S BACK WITH A VENGAENCE!! Penny is gonna come back to domina… Wait.

  • http://www.lkz.ch/basket Darksaber

    TAD: in Tracy’s (slimeball-LA favoring while still employed by Houston) case…. No we don’t.

  • Chris from Texas

    Stop hatin on TMac. When healthy easily Top 10 and no one in here can deny that. I hope he comes out with that kind of fire throughout the entire season. Or atleast the first half so we can get someone useful out of him.




  • Jeter

    I really don’t understnd why people keep on hating on McGrady. he has done more than his share for the Houston franchise. he may not have won but he was part of the solution and not part of the problem. Before all these injuries came in abundance,he, alongside Kobe Bryant were the best in the business. I do hope he gets back in it. And does well.