Mad T-Mac wouldn't be bad

If Tracy McGrady is still mad about the Mike Miller trade, the Magic better hope he takes it out on the competition.

Updated: October 16, 2003, 11:11 AM ET
By Chad Ford |
Editor's note: Here's a glimpse of the good -- and the bad -- that could happen to the 2003-04 Orlando Magic.

Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady, judging by this look on media day, is still upset about the Mike Miller deal.
Best Case Scenario
Three things need to happen for the Magic to lock up home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

1. Tracy McGrady stays mad. Remember when the Magic traded away best buddy Mike Miller and McGrady showed his disgust by dropping 50 points in three quarters on the first team he could get his hands on? The Magic need more of that. T-Mac is arguably the most gifted player in the league. If he had the razor-sharp focus and killer instinct of Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, he'd be unstoppable. The good news is that McGrady is just 24 years old and still getting better. He's been a little surly in camp and the folks in Orlando hope he starts taking it out on the competition.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer