If Houston can follow through and beat Portland in the first round, the Rockets will meet up with the Lakers … giving Tracy McGrady some hope that even while injured this postseason he can make a title run, right?
Well, McGrady was asked while on an Atlanta talk-radio station for his NBA title pick, and he did not hesitate to pick the Lakers.
“It’s no knock on Cleveland,” McGrady said. “I think Cleveland’s gonna get there. … Cleveland to me is really not that good. … Although they had the best record in the league this year, a lot of people (are) like, ‘Okay, they havin’ a great year, but we don’t know if they can win the championship.’ They really didn’t do anything on the road with the elite teams in the league. They lost; they had a bad record when they went to face the elite teams in the league. I think they’re a good team, but I don’t they’re ready to take the next step.”
McGrady also called Kobe Bryant the toughest player in the league to guard … over LeBron James.
“No doubt, Kobe,” McGrady said. “No doubt. The man is just a fierce competitor. He tries to rip your heart out no matter who he plays, night in and night out. Bron is one of them guys, he gets buckets, but he also is an unselfish player. Kobe? Nah. He trying to take your heart. He gonna get it.”
Post from: Lakers blog