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Tracy McGrady has regrets despite ride to Finals

His career is reaching its conclusion. An afterthought on a championship-contending team, Tracy McGrady is enjoying his unique ride with the San Antonio Spurs, grateful for the opportunity but also saddened by limited chances to succeed during his prime.

McGrady was one of the game’s premier players, a graceful scorer, averaging at least 24.6 points for seven consecutive seasons before being derailed by knee and back issues. He lost a few steps, turned into a journeyman, and was plagued by the reputation of being a me-first player, which made his NBA stops shorter.

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