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Tracy McGrady hasn't averaged at least 10 points per game in the NBA since the 2008-2009 season. Most of you probably don't even know that he played for the Atlanta Hawks this season, averaging a whopping 5.3 points per game.

But none of that matters to the Chinese beer company Xuejin, apparently:


I'm just so curious as to how this commercial came about.

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For once, the "ankle-breaking crossover" phrase almost had literal meaning, as Lawson's crossover forced Anderson to actually get X-rays on his ankle. The X-rays came back negative, but that doesn't lessen the nastiness of Lawson's crossover, or the complete embarrassment Anderson feels right now.

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Tracy McGrady was an amazing basketball player during much of the 2000s. He even led the NBA in scoring twice. However, injuries in recent years have left him as a shell of the player he used to be. Additionally, he's never been out of the first round of the playoffs. So with less than stellar play(even if it was mainly due to injuries wearing down his body) in recent years, and never advancing past the first round of the playoffs, you rarely hear NBA fans speak well of him these days.

But again, there was a time when the dude was pretty damn awesome, and this performance he had against the San Antonio Spurs on December 9(my birthday fyi), 2004, is a great example of that:


13 points in 33 seconds of the game's final minute, to win the game, against an elite defense. Pretty awesome.

However, I will say that the YouTube description of the video is probably taking it a bit too far: "McGrady rampage smokes the San Antonio Spurs. The greatest performance in the history of basketball."

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I doubt Jrue Holiday will even bother getting in the way of Dwight Howard anymore after this dunk:



That's just not fair.

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With Blake Griffin, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, DeMar DeRozan, Derrick Rose, JaVale McGee, J.R. Smith, and tons of other young players throwing down amazing dunks in the NBA right now, it's easy to forget that Vince Carter was a prettyyyyyyy, prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, pretty good dunker in his younger days as well.

Here's a couple videos to remind you of that:





H/T: Reddit Sports

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The always entertaining Orlando Magic center, Dwight Howard, introduced the Eastern Conference All-Star starters for last night's TNT broadcast of the NBA All-Star Game.

Here's video:



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Than be introduced at his Orlando Magic's home opener apparently. This is an absolute awesome reaction by the head coach:



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Holy balls of steaming crap. Was that a rugged week of NBA hoop, or what? Since the Mavs forced a game 5 in their series with Denver the NBA playoffs have taken a sharp turn from Must-See-TV into I wouldn't waste DVR space with what I'm seeing.

Was there any doubt that the Magic and Lakers would prevail? The Magic were the better team throughout the series. If not for a couple of furious 4th Quarter comebacks by the C's (or monumental 4th Quarter collapses by the Magic, both are accurate), the Magic win that series in 5. Orlando just had too much front court depth for a sans-KG Boston squad. Great fight by the Celts though.

Is there anybody that isn't scratching their head about the Lakers / Rockets series? If you understand what went down in that 7 game marathon I'd love for you to explain it to me. How in the name of David Stern did the Rockets win games 4 and 6? I understand the great defense part, but holy cow was that series ugly. After Yao went down the series went something like this: inexplicable victory by the Rockets, nearly unfathomable blowout by the Lakers, even more inexplicable win by the fighting Battier's, another blowout by the Lakers in a really ugly game. Yuck.

Finally, finally, finally we get to the Conference Finals. These are some tasty match-ups. Western Conference Finals Preview coming tomorrow. Eastern Conference Finals Preview hittin the blogosphere on Wednesday.

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