Tracy McGrady: ‘I Haven’t Felt This Good in a Long Time’

by January 03, 2012

T-Mac stepped into a time machine last night in Miami, helping the Atlanta Hawks to hand the Heat its first loss of the season. McGrady says he feels great physically. From the AJC: “After a bad start, the Hawks settled down behind a zone defense and better shot selection. Tracy McGrady delivered the finishing blows. ‘It feels good,’ McGrady said. ‘It’s been a long time since I’ve had that feeling. My legs feel fresh. Everything just feels good. It feels right. That’s a good sign. I haven’t felt this good in a long time, probably since the beginning of my knee injury.’ We’ll see how McGrady holds up physically but so far he’s looking like the kind of low-cost value the the Hawks needed if they were going to improve the team without paying the tax. He scores, rebounds, passes and defends. And he still loves the big moments. ‘I’m a competitor, especially competing against the best, LeBron and D-Wade,’ he said. ‘I’m always up for the challenge. Those guys, it brings the best out of you. It felt pretty good.'”