Tracy McGrady thinks Carmelo Anthony should sign with Chicago (where T-Mac almost went in 2000)
I was pretty convinced back in the summer of 2000 that Tracy McGrady was going to leave his dunking cousin and head to Chicago. The Bulls rolled out the red carpet for him and let the current pitcher for the Sugarland Skeeters throw some pitches at a baseball game, but in the end, the 21 year old T-Mac signed with Orlando.
Suprirsingly, despite the huge individual success McGrady found in Orlando, in an interview last year, he actually said he regretted the decision and wish he stayed in Toronto.
“There’s no doubt we could have contended for a championship. I think about that often. But if ‘if’ was a fifth, you know?”
Yes, if “if” was a fifth. That what if game is what everybody is playing and will be playing with Carmelo Anthony right now, including Tracy McGrady who thinks Melo should go where I thought T-Mac was going to go 14 years ago.
“I would like to see Melo in a Chicago Bulls uniform because it’s tailor-made for him to just fit in. Only thing they’re missing is a scorer,” he said on Monday. “I played for Thibodeau, he’s a hell of a coach, a hell of a defensive coach. You see those guys playing extremely hard for him. What he’s done since becoming the Bulls’ coach has been phenominal. But the talent he’s associated with, it’s unbelievable.”
Well T-Mac, the 2000 Bulls needed a lot of things and a scorer was the biggest thing. If “if” was a fifth, you now.
If Melo did go to the Bulls, it would make this Kriss Kross kid happy.
Source: That NBA Lottery Pick