This is an article about Tracy McGrady.
That's because T-Mac, the 34-year-old playing in his first NBA Finals, is getting the chance to actually play in the NBA Finals. He's now logged 15 minutes over two games of NBA Finals garbage time. On Sunday, he played because after being down one point with just over 3 minutes left in the third, LeBron James, Mario Chalmers, and the Miami Heat went on an eight-minute, 33-5 run to take over the game. By the time T-Mac got on, San Antonio were halfway to the Alamo.
Today in his first offensive possession, McGrady got the ball in the corner with James guarding him. T-Mac pump-faked the NBA MVP, drove baseline, and dished the ball between James and Ray Allen to Tiago Splitter, who had this happen to him last game, but this time was able to sneak past an unsuspecting, uncaring Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for a free slam dunk. By the time T-Mac got off the court, the Spurs had won by 36, 113-77. But the reason he was on the court in the first place was because of Danny Green, and Gary Neal, and Kawhi Leonard, and because of LeBron James, and Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade.