There was a great interview with Tracy McGrady published in The Toronto Star last week. You should definitely go check it out if you’re a fan of his (and, really, who isn’t? I don’t think there’s a single person who hates Tracy McGrady. That would be like hating puppies and cake). Especially interesting were his thoughts regarding troubled forward Michael Beasley, about whom McGrady said:
You’ve got some guys in the league now who are just knuckleheads. What turns me off is guys doing the wrong thing. Just the legal part of it, hanging out, getting these DUIs, marijuana — all that crazy stuff, just doing the wrong thing, setting a bad example for the young guys … I don’t quite understand it. I take a guy like (Michael) Beasley. Had all the potential in the world but he’s not level-headed. He just doesn’t get it. And a very talented player. But where else are you going to make this type of money doing something you love to do every day, take care of your family and play basketball. I mean, are you serious? You get millions of dollars for it and you mess these opportunities up? I don’t get it.
Yeah…that kinda sums it up, doesn’t it? Let’s hope Beasley can learn from T-Mac’s wisdom.
[Source: The Toronto Star]