As white men can't jump stated, we couldn't invest in McGrady's potential because we had already invested in Vince. I would've done the exact same thing looking back on their situation.
Face it, there was no way Grunwald was letting Vince go over McGrady. Vince was a crowd pleaser...he helped skyrocket attendance numbers, and he inspired a whole band of youth across North America to start playing basketball. Now which team wouldn't want to have that?
The guy brang the most successful period post-VC and the second most in franchise history. Was it short-lived? There's a case that can be made for that..There's alos a case that can be made for not firing him earlier. But, to call hiring him a mistake is a mistake.
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Vince broke the hearts of many young Raptor fans (myself included) when he declared "dunking is overrated" and gave up on the team. Mcgrady left on much more respectable terms.
I won't blame the team though for investing in Vince and not T-Mac because at the time Vince's career looked much more promising, most other teams would have done the same thing.
All I'm trying to get at is if I had the choice between Vince in his prime or T-Mac in his prime I would choose T-Mac.
That last statement is completely debatable but T-Mac is my choice.
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