Whenever you achieve great things, a hater is bound to show up to the party.
This time, we have veteran NBA star and current ESPN analyst Tracy McGrady to thank for the shade.
Golden State Warriors pro Steph Curry made history by becoming the league’s only MVP to garner a unanimous vote. Instead of celebrating this young athlete’s historic success—131 people vote for the award’s recipient—McGrady decided to sprinkle a little salt on Curry’s achievement.
“For him to get this unanimously, it just tells you how watered down our league is,” McGrady said during his appearance on The Jump. “When you think of MJ, Shaq…I mean, those guys really played against top notch competition. More superstars, I think, on more teams, than it is our league today. But it’s well deserved. He had a hell of a season.”
I don’t know who McGrady’s shading more: the league as a whole or Steph. Either way, he probably should’ve picked a different moment to express his views.
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