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T-Mac scared of The Big Easy?

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T-Mac might skip a New Orleans All-Star game
Rockets star says he wouldn’t feel ‘safe’ if league has event in Big Easy

Tracy McGrady is a seven-time All-Star.

Updated: 11:17 p.m. CT Feb 28, 2007

HOUSTON - Houston Rockets star Tracy McGrady said Wednesday he would consider skipping next year’s All-Star game if he felt he wouldn’t be safe in New Orleans.

“When they first mentioned to me that the All-Star game was going to be in New Orleans, the first thing I thought about is how much security they are going to have for the players and everybody there,” McGrady said.

“I don’t think it’s the right city to have this type of event right now. I know the city is in need of trying to get back on their feet, in need of money. Safety comes first. I’m sure they have to do a lot of research and look into before they really make this decision.”
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The security issue became a larger concern after there were hundreds of arrests in Las Vegas during All-Star weekend.

“If I don’t feel that I’m going to be safe, if I am on that team, I will look into probably not even going,” McGrady said.

McGrady’s comments came two days after union director Billy Hunter raised his concerns over New Orleans’ ability to host the weekend’s events, telling Newsday that, “If the union is not convinced that the city can accommodate the All-Star game, it’s an issue that will be subject to litigation between the union and the league.”

However, Hunter said he was just speaking hypothetically, and both he and NBA commissioner David Stern said they expect next year’s weekend to be successful.



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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 09:22 AM
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He is one of my favorite players...and he is being a big pussy..
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Can you blame him. That city was never known for its safety in the past. I would feel the same way. Why put yourself in harm's way if you can avoid it?
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After what happened in Vegas I think NO might just turn into Mogdishu.

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What a wuss
If i made the money he did I wouldn't want to play there either. why risk my life for some low life wants to rob, shoot, act a fool, etc.. I would tell them thanks but no thanks
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Tracy McGrady: "Dem niggas is CRAZY."

I don't blame him. I wouldn't set one foot in that shithole if I didn't have to..
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Can't say that I blame him. He's got a nice life. No need to risk it to try and prove how "hard" you are to the public.
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If i made the money he did I wouldn't want to play there either. why risk my life for some low life wants to rob, shoot, act a fool, etc.. I would tell them thanks but no thanks
i dont blame the guy either. i guess he has an overall obligation to play but i surely wouldnt take anybody from my family to come be with me.


the weekend after thanksgiving my family went down to NO to go watch one of our horses run in a stakes race at the fairgrounds. even on simple walks (in broad daylight) from the hotel to a restaurant just a few blocks away we were constantly harassed by the regulars. at one point after dinner (prob around 8pm) we had a ghettoed out expedition drive up next to my mother , gf, and i walking back to the hotel and ask me 'how much for an hour with the bitches'


and we were literally right in the heart of the garden district. i dont give a shit what anyone says and as sad as it is the reality is that place isnt safe and wont be for many years to come.
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After what happened in Vegas I think NO might just turn into Mogdishu.
Why not just have it in Mogidishu? The Association is always trying to appeal to the international audience.

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You guys talk like T-Mac is some common person. I doubt he's going to be walking the streets alone in the middle of the night




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You guys talk like T-Mac is some common person. I doubt he's going to be walking the streets alone in the middle of the night
no... he not a common person in the sense that he will have body guards and heightened police presence but hes still going to be open in public going to party with people at clubs, casinos, and private events...

point is that they are all going to be out around town for the better part of a week. if i had a choice i wouldnt make that week be in NO just for the fact that its still very unsafe even with added personal protection.
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no... he not a common person in the sense that he will have body guards and heightened police presence but hes still going to be open in public going to party with people at clubs, casinos, and private events...

point is that they are all going to be out around town for the better part of a week. if i had a choice i wouldnt make that week be in NO just for the fact that its still very unsafe even with added personal protection.
If he was staying out on the hood and walking the streets alone than I would be in total agreement and stay the fuck out of NO. I bet some gun toting, trouble making, Indiana Pacers wouldn't be scared to be in NO




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I bet some gun toting, trouble making, Indiana Pacers wouldn't be scared to be in NO
Yeah, but they won't be going to the All-Star game.
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Yeah, but they won't be playing in the All-Star game.
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What a pussy. I do see his point in a way, however I'd be more worried about some of the fucking thugs in the league than the thugs in NO.
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I dont blame him. Fuck NO. That place is the shithole of America, just look at the statistics and what happened in just Las Vegas for it. He has his head on straight.

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You guys talk like T-Mac is some common person. I doubt he's going to be walking the streets alone in the middle of the night
Well that's true, but the Broncos player that died last month wasn't "walking the streets alone in the middle of the night" yet he was shot and killed. Same with Tupac.
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You guys talk like T-Mac is some common person. I doubt he's going to be walking the streets alone in the middle of the night
when money comes to town the hood comes to where the money is at. just like ray lewis, d williams, pacman jones, etc... I wouldn't want any part of it. nor would I want my family there with me.

and i like to watch the saints play, always had a soft spot for the team good enough to get to the playoffs but never could win one, till lately, but I would live there nor play there if I had a choice
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He knows what the people who are there are like. He lives in Houston where most of them went to get away or live. If i lived in Houston, i especially wouldn't want to go to New Orleans, fuck that place.
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I don't see a problem with what he is saying at all. Why risk something that in the grand scheme of things really means nothing? I ran into him in Cabo a couple of years back and I can attest to the fact that he rolls deep with protection but when you are a public figure with that kind of money I only see it as being smart.
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If he was staying out on the hood and walking the streets alone than I would be in total agreement and stay the fuck out of NO. I bet some gun toting, trouble making, Indiana Pacers wouldn't be scared to be in NO
Those fuckers in NO were shooting at EMS workers..lol

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After what happened in Vegas, it wouldn't suprise me if the NBA moved the game.
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