Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 at 10:35 am  |  12 responses

T-Mac on Houston: ‘Wasn’t My Fault it Ended the Way it Did’

Tracy McGrady was back in H-town last night, and though he says he’s moved on with his life and career, his comments came laced with delicious bitterness about the way things ended. From the Houston Chronicle: “Back in Toyota Center for the first time since he was traded, Pistons swingman Tracy McGrady said he regretted the way his time in Houston ended, though he said there was nothing he could have done differently. ‘It wasn’t my fault it ended the way it did, but yeah, I regret it,’ McGrady said. ‘I want to know who they’re blaming around here now that I’m gone.’ Asked if Houston was too hard on McGrady, Chuck Hayes said that comes with the territory. ‘He was scrutinized a lot,’ said Hayes, who has remained friends with McGrady after five seasons together. ‘That goes with every superstar. If Orlando’s not going well, they blame Dwight (Howard). If the Big Three is not playing well, they’re going to blame them. When you’re the leader and you’re the star of the team, you’re going to be the most criticized and (get) the scrutiny. Were we too hard? I don’t know, but it’s expected.’”

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  • burnt_chicken

    we completely understand, TMac. I for one just feel awful that you have endured emotional hardships from fans and media who unfairly expected you to act like a leader among men and not a McDiva. It’s ridiculous and hurtful and I hope that you are ok, you know, on the inside.

  • T-Money

    What Chuck Hayes is trying to say politely is “quit b-tching”.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    From what I remember, the coach didn’t want to play T-Mac even when he was healthy.

  • burnt_chicken

    healthy in spirit, or just in body? TMac wasn’t great enough by the time he got to Houston to be a toxic personality and still get minutes. There’s a reason this guy never got out of the first round.

  • PapaBearATL

    Dear T-Mac log onto the nba website and download hurt feelings report.pdf Fill it out and submit to Stern. After that go in the kitchen and get yourself a nice hot cup of stfu… So many believed, so many disappointed. Just play what little ball you have left.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    @niQ, he sure proved how healthy he was when he got to NY that same season.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    LISTEN! Mac had some great seasons in screwston. Some unbelievable playoff series. He played great until his body startd falling apart about 07. ….. The second best player he had in orl was drew gooden, let that sink in.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    one of the reasons it would be foolish to criticize Lebron’s move to Miami

  • Juce

    so much for “its on me”

  • PapaBearATL

    I’m not saying that this is the case but, a lot times these inujuries come from lack of conditioning, spending the off season reveling in their stardom, coming back soft(baron davis) and thinking their bodies can play at the same level as the end of the previous season.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Juce, its on me, was about the teams results when he played……. … Im sure some of his health problems are related to the fact that he has one leg longer than the other, he has to wear special custom shoes. I bet that contributed to his knee and back problems.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    For what he was paid I would agree to be the most villified hated NBA player ever. But sure TMac we feel you.