Tracy McGrady made headlines recently after his hot take on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving went viral. The Hall of Famer is now at it again, this time taking aim at none other than the GOAT himself, Michael Jordan, and Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant.
In a recent appearance on Shannon Sharpe's Club Shay Shay show, McGrady explained why he believes that the Lakers legend is more skilled than MJ:
“The most skilled basketball player that I've ever seen is Kobe Bean Bryant,” McGrady stated. “… Kobe took who MJ was but enhanced the skill set.”
Tracy McGrady on Kobe being one of the best 1-on-1 players:
“He was the ceiling as far as 1-on-1 basketball. I knew I had to sharpen my skills if I wanted to compete against him…Kobe took who MJ was but enhanced the skill set.” pic.twitter.com/4j3R1iuOs9
— Club Shay Shay (@ClubShayShay) April 21, 2022
T-Mac didn't exactly declare Kobe as the GOAT over MJ, but when it comes to skills on the basketball court, it is clear that McGrady believes that the former Lakers superstar was on another level.
When asked who he thought would win in a 1-on-1 game between these two all-time greats, McGrady needed a second to collect his thoughts. He then presented himself as a potential contender, claiming how he would have held his own against either Kobe or Jordan.
What we can say for sure is that Tracy McGrady is not short on hot takes. He probably has a few more in his back pocket and we're definitely interested to hear what those might be.