In a recent podcast appearance on Pat Bev Pod, former NBA superstar Tracy McGrady opened up about his admiration for his former teammate, the legendary Yao Ming. McGrady highlighted Yao’s exceptional offensive skills and versatility during their time together in the league.
“Yao was complete,” McGrady praised. “Offensively, he was one of the most skilled players in his time. Left hand, right hand, jump hook, mid-range, free throws – he had it all. He even handled the ball in transition and made the right basketball plays. He was tough, man. He was real tough.”
During Yao Ming’s nine-year NBA career, the Chinese basketball icon showcased his dominance on the court, averaging an impressive 19 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 32.5 minutes per game.
Despite missing the 2009-10 season due to injury, Yao was an All-Star in every season he played, leaving an indelible mark on the league and his fans worldwide.
McGrady’s admiration for Yao’s immense presence and complete skillset is a testament to the lasting impact the towering center had on the game of basketball.