Hall of Fame Rumors

Stephon Marbury is serious about attempting a comeback to the NBA at the age of 40. But even though he’s stil playing, he firmly believes he has solidified his Hall of Fame credentials because of his career in China and the United States. “My numbers are Hall of Fame. That’s it,” Marbury told SI Now. “That’s what it comes down to and what you’ve done,” he added. “My mark on basketball globally is beyond – it’s never been done before. Something that’s never been done before obviously, you have to show homage to that.”
Storyline: Hall of Fame Selections
Once reluctant to accept that he deserved a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Tracy McGrady stood on stage at Springfield’s Symphony Hall on Friday night and firmly declared that he belongs alongside the game’s greatest players. “Yes, I deserve to be here,” said McGrady, the headliner of this year’s 11-person class, near the end of a powerful nine-minute induction speech that balanced a sense of vindication with an appreciation for all those who delivered him to this point. Upon arriving at the podium after an introduction video that offered an emphatic reminder of McGrady’s on-court excellence, he exulted by repeatedly screaming, “Yes!”
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Storyline: Hall of Fame Selections
McGrady became emotional while recalling the story of attending an Adidas basketball camp in 1996 as an unknown high schooler. He was given jersey No. 175, reflecting his recruiting status, and then dominated a camp headlined by Lamar Odom. “The last guy to enter this camp and you give me that jersey: 175,” said McGrady, who then turned away from the crowd while quickly collecting himself. “Nobody had a clue who Tracy McGrady was. [Adidas executive Sonny Vaccaro] gave me that platform and I played against the best players in the world at that time. I left that camp the No. 1 player in the nation, 175 to No. 1.”
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