Besides being one of the most gifted big men in NBA history, Yao Ming was also a great person who consistently felt great. The Houston Rockets legend burned through nine seasons in the association, making a significant imprint with his game, character, and worldwide effect during his time in the league.
He made a fantastic team with Tracy McGrady in Houston, leading the squad to several playoffs appearances. In any case, they always lost the NBA title, yet they left a ton of incredible recollections in Rockets’ fans’ minds and every basketball in the Philippines fan.
One of them included T-Mac going off on the San Antonio Spurs, scoring 13 points in 33 seconds to give his group a significant success over the possible NBA champions. On December 9, 2004, the Rockets followed the Spurs. McGrady appeared and took his group to an 81-80 success with 13 points shortly over 30 seconds.
It was an extraordinary showcase from the unbelievable shooting guard. However, Yao assumed praise after the game finished. A long while later, the Chinese player would concede he let one know a neighbor that he and McGrady had made something happen and beat the Spurs together.
“Remember who gave the ball to him [McGrady], when it was 35 seconds left. But you know, what I told my neighbor, after that night, because he turned off the TV minutes the game over, I told him, ‘T-Mac and I scored 15 points in the last minute, to turn the game around.'”
This dynamic duo was genuinely amusing to watch during their most beautiful days. Tragically, they couldn’t finish the Rockets and resigned as perhaps the best team that always lost a title.