That man you see in the picture is doing what I envision Tracy McGrady to be doing right now!! In the fetal position balled up in a corner crying and rocking back and forth. Why would I say that you ask?
Well think about this, Tracy McGrady, a 12 year veteran, has been the leader and best player on 2 different NBA teams for 9 of the 12 years he has been in the league. NONE of those teams have won a first round playoff series.
However this year the Houston Rockets (a 5 seed in the Western Conference) were having a decent year, that is until Tracy McGrady got hurt. After Tracy McGrady left the starting lineup to have surgery on his knee, the Rockets actually got better! The Rockets went from being counted out of the playoff race to being a 5th seed in the playoffs.
No big deal, that was a valiant effort, no one expected the Rockets to beat and very young and talented Portland Trailblazer team with home court advantage with out their best player. Most were satisfied with the effort. But the Houston Rockets with their best player watching in street clothes proceeded to do what Tracy McGrady was not able to do WITH them for 5 years, WIN A PLAYOFF SERIES!!
I don’t care who you are, that has to weigh heavy on your mind. That’s like the Lakers getting better with out Kobe Bryant, the Cavaliers getting better with out Lebron…NEVER!!
So why did the team win more games and a playoff series with out the so called franchise player? Just ask the man in the fetal position because he is thinking the same thing.