Shaq shocked by T-Mac’s decision: ‘You disappoint me’
Complex (DR) / The Players’ Tribune (DR)
If they have never shared the same colors during their careers, Shaquille O’Neal and Tracy McGrady consider themselves good friends. A recent choice of the former rear, however, surprised the Diesel, who let him know directly!
Both scoured the franchises at the end of their career as players, and yet they never found themselves in the same workforce. However, this did not prevent Shaquille O’Neal and Tracy McGrady to develop lovely friendships during their prime years. Shaq has also translated them in a very beautiful way on the set of NBA on TNTa few days ago, during the passage of T-Mac on the air.
I really like you. You know that I love you. It’s unfortunate that you ended up in that sh*tty category and never won a title, but I always thought you were one of the best players in the league. You beat up all the greats of the time. I love you, I respect you, and I love your mom and your family.
Shaq disappointed by Tracy McGrady… and her tattoos
If he is not one of the most present and talkative retired players in the media, McGrady has been making public appearances lately. Following his stint on TNT, the former Raptors, Magic and Rockets star accepted an invitation… from Shaq to join him in his Big Podcast. The opportunity for the two men to talk about T-Mac’s tattoos, which were the subject of a big revelation, to the greatest dismay of Diesel!
Tracy McGrady: Yeah, but I’m having them removed though.
Shaquille O’Neal: Why ?
Tracy McGrady: I was a kid (when I made them), man. Now I take them off. I have been on treatment for 6 months.
Shaquille O’Neal: Man, you change before my eyes, you disappoint me. You get soft, serious, T-Mac.
Tracy McGrady: I have a different mindset now. I got my tattoos when I was a teenager, when I was trying to find myself. So yeah, now I take them off.
A small pinching tackle from O’Neal, who however had all the good-natured bickering between friends. The Big Cactus did not expect to see his old friend make such a decision, while he still wears and assumes his own tattoos. Nevertheless, not enough, no doubt, to cause a cold between the two former glories, whose fraternal relationship is not new!
Now 42 years old, Tracy McGrady has therefore begun the process of removing her multiple tattoos. A choice certainly carefully considered, but which does not necessarily obtain the approval of Shaquille O’Neal!