Posts Tagged ‘Tracy McGrady’

When Other People Wear Shaq’s Clothes

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERShaquille O’Neal is one of the largest human beings in the world, which means he wears some of the largest clothes in the world. So if you ever see some of Shaq’s clothes laying around, be sure to try them on and snap a photo, because it’s never not funny.

The most recent example of this comes from Sacramento, where Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas found a shirt belonging to Shaq — a Kings co-owner — laying around and tried it on.

Of course, this is just the most recent example of this phenomenon. Just a few weeks back, Shaq was a guest on the first week of Jimmy Fallon‘s new gig hosting the “Tonight Show.” And on that night, he let Fallon try on his jacket…

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Going back a few more months, when Tracy McGrady was pulling a shift on NBA TV’s “GameTime” and he needed a suit, he thought he could pull off wearing one of Shaq’s suits that was sitting around the Turner studios…

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And a few months before that, Reggie Miller was in the Turner studios and decided to give one of Shaq’s coats a try…

Tracy McGrady Reportedly Considering Baseball Career

Tracy McGrady Charity Softball Tournament

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERTracy McGrady retired from the NBA over the summer after a 16-year career. But his days as a professional athlete might not be finished.

During the Thunder/Nets game on Friday night, ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy mentioned that McGrady — who played for Van Gundy in Houston — was considering becoming a baseball pitcher. Van Gundy said McGrady was going to play independent league baseball this summer, and that in workouts McGrady was throwing over 90 miles per hour.

McGrady talked about his love of baseball frequently even when he was playing in the NBA. A Houston-based sports anchor followed up on Van Gundy’s news with his own info via Twitter…

Since then, according to another report out of Houston, a professional baseball scout who has been working with McGrady says this isn’t unthinkable…

“When Tracy came out I was already to tell him, ‘Tracy I don’t want you to get embarrassed going out here doing that,’” Spinks said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.

“Once he got on the mound and started throwing, I looked at Deacon Jones (special assistant to the Skeeters president), Deacon looked at me, and (I said) there’s something there.”

After Spinks began working with McGrady he became convinced the seven-time NBA All-Star could play professional baseball.

“If the season starts tomorrow Tracy McGrady will be able to pitch on that Skeeters team,” Spinks said.

Spinks and McGrady have been working at Constellation Field, the home park of the Sugar Land Skeeters.

“He’s not throwing as hard as everybody said,” Spinks said. “I don’t know where that came from.

“(McGrady is throwing) between 85 and 86 miles per hour and that’s without adrenalin, that’s without hitters at the plate and the longer he throws, the looser he’ll get and the harder he’ll throw.

“I can see him throwing in the 90s, but he’s nowhere in the 90s now, not even close.”

Tracy McGrady Thanks Fans Via Twitter

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERTracy McGrady retired from the NBA earlier this week, and already a conversation has erupted online about whether or not T-Mac deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame. But before we get to that discussion, McGrady took some time this morning to post photos on his Twitter account to let fans in Toronto, Orlando and Houston — the cities where he played for the bulk of his career — know that he appreciated them as much as they appreciated him…