I guess the Timberwolves must have gotten a by in the first round of the NBA playoffs (I know this isn’t the case, but c’mon – a girl can dream), so I’m just biding my time reading about other playoff games.
Tracy McGrady’s being blamed for basically not giving it his all for a full four quarters of basketball. Never mind that basketball is a team sport and that even Michael Jordan couldn’t do it all by himself, but apparently T-Mac’s supposed to. Instead of arguing with the media or getting all defensive about the situation, he’s siding with them, in quite possibly my favorite basketball player quote of the year:
“It’s my fault,” McGrady said. “It’s my fault we missed free throws. It’s my fault we lost both games. Blame me. It’s my fault we fouled to tie the game up. That’s my fault. It’s my fault they get easy layups. It’s my fault we’re not executing well on the offensive end. It’s my fault a couple people in the stands ordered Heinekens and they got Budweiser. It’s my fault. I’m sorry.”
And you know how Yao Ming’s injured? Totally McGrady’s fault:
“That’s another one of my faults: that Rafer got hurt and Yao got hurt,” McGrady said. “It’s my fault. I’m sorry.”
T-Mac, who I really didn’t care so much about, is now one of my favorite non-Timberwolves player. I just really want Houston to get past the Jazz in the first round, even if Kyle Sexpot Korver plays for Utah.