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Tracy McGrady played 15 NBA seasons and scored more than 18,000 points. He was a seven-time All-Star, a two-time scoring champ and averaged 19.9 points a game for his career. At his peak, he was one of the best players in the league.

By any measure, McGrady is either a future Hall of Famer or at least a viable candidate.

But T-Mac apparently doesn’t see himself that way, because when informed by Rachel Nichols on ESPN’s The Jump that he’d been selected to the Hall ballot, he appeared completely shocked. It was pretty adorable.

McGrady is the biggest name among newcomers on the Hall of Fame ballot. He’s joined by former Pistons center Ben Wallace, ex-point guard Muggsy Bogues, agent David Falk and longtime referees Jake O’Donnell and Sid Borgia.

If McGrady acted with such honor and astonishment at being named to the ballot, can you imagine how he’ll react if he’s actually voted into the Hall (which seems like a real possibility)? He might literally not believe it.

Tracy, you might want to get used to the fact that you’re an all-time great NBA player.

About Alex Putterman

Alex is a writer and editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. He has written for The Atlantic, VICE Sports,, and more. He is a proud alum of Northwestern University and The Daily Northwestern. You can find him on Twitter @AlexPutterman.