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Tracy McGrady reveals why he’d rather play with Shaquille O'Neal over Kobe Bryant — “He could do a backflip”

Tracy McGrady revealed Shaquille O'Neal's size, quickness and agility as the reasons why he chose him over Kobe Bryant as potential teammate.
Houston Rockets guard/forward Tracy McGrady, Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal and guard Kobe Bryant

Tracy McGrady, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant

Aside from criticizing current stars, one of those retired players’ favorite things to do is to discuss what they would have done differently in their careers or who they wanted to team up with. Tracy McGrady revealed his answer on the Club Shay Shay podcast when asked who between Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant he would have loved to be teammates with.

7’1”, 330 and can do a backflip

Shannon Sharpe asked a difficult question: Who would he choose between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal as his teammate? McGrady didn’t want to answer at first but decided it was the latter.

“It would have been nice to play with Kobe but Shaq was so dominant bro. I think Shaq could have averaged 35 or 40 points a game like that’s how dominant Shaq could have been if he was like really nasty.”

Tracy McGrady, Club Shay Shay

Sharpe added that people quickly forget how massive O’Neal was and how fast he could run during his heyday. T-Mac revealed another talent that set Shaq apart from the competition.

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