coolhandluke121 wrote:Newz wrote:I miss Orlando T-Mac.
T-Mac in his prime was like some sort of crazy mix of Durant and LeBron. Third favorite player to watch ever behind rookie TJ Ford and Tim Duncan.
T-Mac was probably my favorite player to watch, ever. Under-rated passer. He spent all those years with Hill and Yao injured, and had to do all the scoring himself.
That guy was ridiculously long, coordinated, smooth, and athletic. But his court vision was insane too, and he handled better than most pg's. Ridiculous instincts. JVG used to comment on how T-Mac really didn't even have to practice very much to be great.
That brings up the downside, though. He didn't practice enough to live up to his potential, and was notoriously neglectful of the rehab he was supposed to be doing for his back and knees. Just like his cousin VC, he had so much raw talent that he didn't have to work to become one of the greatest players alive, and he wasn't intrinsically motivated to become one of the greatest ever. Had he been, he could have been as good as MJ in my opinion.
I completely agree with all of this. One of the best pure talents to ever play the game.