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NYtilIdie
05-01-2009, 12:04 AM
Now the reason I ask this cause the Rockets just advanced to the 2nd round. Now do we count this win as T-Mac finally getting out of the 1st round despite the fact that he didnt play hes still on the roster and was on the bench watching from the sidelines or does he have to play to prove he can get out of the 1st round while playing? thoughts

still1ballin
05-01-2009, 12:06 AM
No

superkegger
05-01-2009, 12:08 AM
Absolutely not.

chicago lulz
05-01-2009, 12:08 AM
Sub him in with less than a minute to play or something

goku
05-01-2009, 12:10 AM
no.......... maybe next year for him ........but yao has advanced

what54!?
05-01-2009, 12:11 AM
No he nots playing. His TEAM is getting outta the first round, T-mac is keeping that bench warm for yao and artest.

Congrats to Yao though :up:

Becks2307
05-01-2009, 12:11 AM
no lol..no first round exit for the crippled one

NBA_Starter
05-01-2009, 12:11 AM
A big NO!!

JordansBulls
05-01-2009, 12:14 AM
Now the reason I ask this cause the Rockets just advanced to the 2nd round. Now do we count this win as T-Mac finally getting out of the 1st round despite the fact that he didnt play hes still on the roster and was on the bench watching from the sidelines or does he have to play to prove he can get out of the 1st round while playing? thoughts

Hell no he didn't make it out of round 1. He didn't even play 1 minute.

jacquewho?
05-01-2009, 12:14 AM
The Rockets have, but T-Mac hasn't.

Jonathan2323
05-01-2009, 12:15 AM
no

SJSHARKIES
05-01-2009, 12:18 AM
Hmmmm...how about NO.

DRE'-MAC
05-01-2009, 12:21 AM
Houston Rockets Record Book
Playoffs
2006: 1st round- Lost to Dallas in 7
2007: 1st round- Lost to Utah in 7
2008: 1st round- Lost to Utah in 6*
2009: 1st round- Beat Portland in 6**

*-Yao Ming was injured
**-Dikembe Mutombo and Tracy McGrady were injured

Jay22Redd
05-01-2009, 12:30 AM
man i wish i could say yeah but..............NO

GodsSon
05-01-2009, 12:32 AM
hells to the no

BenFrank
05-01-2009, 12:36 AM
Nope! His team did.. includein Yao :clap: he didn't play 1 minute, so the monkey is still on his back.. he should be traded this offseason, if he don't.. maybe he would use this as motivation to have a lil more heart and tuffness so we could get to the championship

JordanPippen
05-01-2009, 12:36 AM
lol this makes t-mac's career look even worse

AllTheWay
05-01-2009, 12:38 AM
Of course not, how did he contribute at all to the Rocket's advancing?

BenFrank
05-01-2009, 12:38 AM
Suck's to be T-Mac

Chronz
05-01-2009, 12:49 AM
Yes, you just have to mark an asterisk saying Tmac did not actually play in the opening round

KobeIs
05-01-2009, 01:19 AM
Yes, you just have to mark an asterisk saying Tmac did not actually play in the opening round

:eyebrow: does he even deserve to get that asterisk? lol

DenButsu
05-01-2009, 01:20 AM
No. Not in any meaningful sense. His game logs will read "MIN - 0", and the court of public opinion has already judged that "Houston got out of the first round without T-Mac". That's how it will be remembered, and the "never got out of the first round" label will continue to stick to him unless he actually does it on the court, playing in the games.

Afridi786
05-01-2009, 01:28 AM
No way, if T-Mac was playing, the Rockets would not be playing as a team.

AIsixersFK
05-01-2009, 01:28 AM
Looks like everyone lost that first round tag this year EXCEPT TMAC!...and Marbury :laugh: He didn't play...he had no contribution towards his team getting out of the first round. He keeps the tag and Jamal Crawford keeps his tag of never making the playoffs.

Nirvanaskurdt
05-01-2009, 01:39 AM
No way jose :silly:

codes238
05-01-2009, 01:47 AM
i say yes because if tmac didnt play at all then the rockets would have devloped good chemistry earlier and finished with a better record possibly losing to a team like dallas or utah... so in a way he helped them get out of the first round... hahahaha what a pathetic loser!

wadecounty305
05-01-2009, 01:50 AM
i feel bad for t-mac but..... NOOOOOOOO lol

junion
05-01-2009, 01:50 AM
i'd say yes... by staying out of the way, he helped the rockets get out of the first round.

abe_froman
05-01-2009, 01:51 AM
no and if he was there they probably dont win the series

sdweston757
05-01-2009, 02:01 AM
yeah, um... no

ARMIN12NBA
05-01-2009, 02:09 AM
A Gigantic "No!"

b_russ
05-01-2009, 02:13 AM
I am pleased to say NO! He's still the second round virgin.

Epic89
05-01-2009, 02:27 AM
H-E-Double Hockey Sticks No

Ron!n
05-01-2009, 02:30 AM
Nope.

J-Relo
05-01-2009, 02:56 AM
no....

if ROckets win it all - T-Mac gets a ring?? :D i'd be ok if Mutombo gets it, but not t-mac....

superkegger
05-01-2009, 03:52 AM
Of course not, how did he contribute at all to the Rocket's advancing?

By not playing?

fredv
05-01-2009, 03:59 AM
HELL NO! IN YO *** TLADY! Thats for throwing your teammates under the BUS! Saying you never got to play with a guy like Shaq or Duncan!

SEE YOU IN ANOTHER JERSEY!

arlubas
05-01-2009, 04:19 AM
HELL NO! IN YO *** TLADY! Thats for throwing your teammates under the BUS! Saying you never got to play with a guy like Shaq or Duncan!

SEE YOU IN ANOTHER JERSEY!
LMAO, you must really be pissed at TMac over the years in Houston! Can't really blame you though, the guy has done nothing to make the team any more relevant than they were back when a young Steve Francis and Yao got to the first round of the POs.

fredv
05-01-2009, 06:38 AM
LMAO, you must really be pissed at TMac over the years in Houston! Can't really blame you though, the guy has done nothing to make the team any more relevant than they were back when a young Steve Francis and Yao got to the first round of the POs.

I used to love tmac to death. I have 2 jerseys of him. However, i'm a rockets fan and not a tmac fan first. So when he through us under the bus all this season, I got really pissed and realized he wasn't the leader I thought he was!

SyonaRA TMAC!

JayW_1023
05-01-2009, 07:43 AM
As much as I hate to say it...a Manu for T-Mac trader could actually make sense for both teams. Manu will be united by Argentine buddy Scola...and his championship accolades could put the Rockets over the top.

Meanwhile T-Mac will be playing with veteran core with no pressure to be 'the guy' as the third option behind Duncan and Parker. Still I hate to say this seeing how Manu is my favorite player in the league...but the trade would make sense.

fredv
05-01-2009, 07:52 AM
As much as I hate to say it...a Manu for T-Mac trader could actually make sense for both teams. Manu will be united by Argentine buddy Scola...and his championship accolades could put the Rockets over the top.

Meanwhile T-Mac will be playing with veteran core with no pressure to be 'the guy' as the third option behind Duncan and Parker. Still I hate to say this seeing how Manu is my favorite player in the league...but the trade would make sense.

Rockets don't need another injury prone player to bust our chances! I want a machine, an ironman ala Ben Gordon!

DitchDat
05-01-2009, 07:56 AM
T-Mac needs to be gone. He is a headache to the team.

Testaverde16
05-01-2009, 08:06 AM
he really hasn't... people will always say, "well his team made it to the 2nd round one year, but he missed most of the season and all of the playoffs."

{}
05-01-2009, 08:14 AM
Hell no. The media got this right immediately after he declared himself finished for the season. They pointed out how he wouldn't be getting out of the first round yet again due to his injury. A playoff series victory has to be earned, the Diva isn't entitled to one simply because his hero worshipping small minority of fans are embarrassed for him and his legacy of losing.

LakersIn5
05-01-2009, 08:28 AM
actually yes. its like the nba finals. even if you dont play but your team wins then you still get a ring

fredv
05-01-2009, 08:35 AM
Apparently I can't embed a podcast so follow this link, real story about Stacy!

http://thegame.podbean.com/2009/02/12/stacys-knee/

FOBolous
05-01-2009, 08:40 AM
yes...he helped the Rockets by staying out of the way :D

skinsfan4life80
05-01-2009, 08:43 AM
dumb question..TMac has done nothing to get out of the first round..his teammates that he said werent that good got out of the first round..TMac still a loser

arlubas
05-01-2009, 09:00 AM
actually yes. its like the nba finals. even if you dont play but your team wins then you still get a ring
So Andrew Bynum went all the way to the finals last year with the Lakers? Dude didn't even get a glimpse of the POs, why should he get the recognition?

theimortalone
05-01-2009, 10:13 AM
Now the reason I ask this cause the Rockets just advanced to the 2nd round. Now do we count this win as T-Mac finally getting out of the 1st round despite the fact that he didnt play hes still on the roster and was on the bench watching from the sidelines or does he have to play to prove he can get out of the 1st round while playing? thoughts

What the? Are you serious? Yes of course! :rolleyes:

Last I checked you have to be playing in the series for that to happen. :shrug:

kingkobe
05-01-2009, 10:17 AM
So just hypothetically speaking...What if he comes back from his injury in the 2nd round? Then what?

dolfan720
05-01-2009, 10:28 AM
nopeee

fredv
05-01-2009, 10:38 AM
Tracy McGrady after learning that the Rockets have advanced:
http://i40.tinypic.com/2hnt47c.gif

atl_braves_fan
05-01-2009, 10:56 AM
Saying the TEAM won, but McGrady didn't is a little inconsistent with saying that HE has never gotten out of the first round. Bottom line is, it is a team game -- you win as a team and you lose as a team.

If the question is whether I think this does anything to boost McGrady's legacy, I say no. However, I don't think that losing in the playoffs to a better team should hurt his legacy either.

Chi-Town Finest
05-01-2009, 11:05 AM
I thought T-Mac did get out of the first round in Orlando??? Oh, wait, that was him thinking he got out after leading the Pistons three games to none and then losing the next four lol. No, he as a player still has not gotten out of the first round but a team he has been on has.

IBleedPurple
05-01-2009, 11:09 AM
Sorry T-Mac, but your team may have advanced because you were out. I think eveyone stepped up a little more, and he wasn't the focal point on offense. With his game being limited to mostly jump shots, it strangles the Houston offense. They are playing pretty good as of right now. We'll see about next series. Anyway, my answer is definitely no. A poll would've been nice.

sep11ie
05-01-2009, 11:10 AM
I hate to say it, but yea. He's still on the team. When the Rockets wint the championship he'll get his ring. As long as he's on the bench in the second round, he made it past the 1st.

magicbucs4eva
05-01-2009, 11:14 AM
no if he was playin they would of lost

fredv
05-01-2009, 11:18 AM
He didn't even come to the Toyota Center to watch the game. When Yao was out last year he went at everygame if I recall!

skny_txn
05-01-2009, 11:19 AM
I hate to say it, but yea. He's still on the team. When the Rockets wint the championship he'll get his ring. As long as he's on the bench in the second round, he made it past the 1st.

The only reason he will be on the bench at all during the next series is not to support "his teammates" but because it'll be against the Lakers and you know there will be a lot of ppl watching. He wants to see and be seen thats all. My wish is for Mclady to somehow get moved to the Lakers so he can destroy what chemistry that team has. He is still a first round virgin.

J Dub8299
05-01-2009, 11:23 AM
Nope...man this dudes bad luck just continues lol

td0tsfinest
05-01-2009, 12:41 PM
he's never gotten out of the 1st round. I don't think he would take any credit for the team advancing.

opaloco chicho
05-01-2009, 12:45 PM
NOPE hes still choker #1 in the league ....

CONGRATS YAO!

Lakergirl24
05-01-2009, 12:47 PM
He didnt play, so nope.

pippsux
05-01-2009, 01:00 PM
Absolutely not. He wasn't even on the bench. Hope he never wears a Houston jersey again!

KeithLBC
05-01-2009, 02:19 PM
No

Rome
05-01-2009, 02:36 PM
Would they have advanced if Tmac was playing. We'll never know. Ha but no, his team did, but he wasn't involved.

Feel bad for the Guy.

FOBolous
05-01-2009, 02:40 PM
He didn't even come to the Toyota Center to watch the game. When Yao was out last year he went at everygame if I recall!

couldn't agree more. Tmac fan boys likes to use the "oh but he's injured" excuse..please. Mutombo's injured his knee but he was at the game the very next day...in fact, he went to every single game. If a 42 years old can attend games right after he tore up his knee...i'm sure McBaby can too. The "oh he's injured" excuse doesn't fly

ackar
05-01-2009, 02:54 PM
Hell to the NAW!!

mike_noodles
05-01-2009, 03:20 PM
As a Raptor's fan I love to say NO!

VCaintdead17
05-01-2009, 03:26 PM
nope.

Fireworld
05-01-2009, 03:38 PM
No

DenButsu
05-01-2009, 08:50 PM
Summary of this entire thread:

"No."

Ballah0liC1
05-01-2009, 09:35 PM
couldn't agree more. Tmac fan boys likes to use the "oh but he's injured" excuse..please. Mutombo's injured his knee but he was at the game the very next day...in fact, he went to every single game. If a 42 years old can attend games right after he tore up his knee...i'm sure McBaby can too. The "oh he's injured" excuse doesn't fly

as ur hate continues mutombo doesnt need to rehab do u know why well ill tell u anyway he hasnt had surgery cause he is never playing again, and tmac is rehabing and he made it to the other two home games.

as 4 the thread no he has not gotten out the 1st rd, but to say with this team he still wouldnt have gotton out is ridiculous, as i say again this is the best team hes been on by far, right now i dont feel like explaing why cuzz i have multiple times but its impossible to change the hate

stevefrancis
05-02-2009, 11:20 AM
if houston wins the championship he gets a ring so basically that puts him far passed the first round. theres an asterick by his name now i guess its like when a player is voted to an all-star game but doesn't play because of an injury.

JordansBulls
05-02-2009, 03:23 PM
Well is T-mac the only player that is still a star that has been in the league 7+ years that hasn't made it out of round 1?

theimortalone
05-02-2009, 04:58 PM
if houston wins the championship he gets a ring so basically that puts him far passed the first round. theres an asterick by his name now i guess its like when a player is voted to an all-star game but doesn't play because of an injury.

Good way of putting it.

DrDEADalready
05-02-2009, 04:59 PM
No. IMO he still hasn't gotten past the first round.

Ironman5219
05-02-2009, 05:20 PM
no way, Houston is has done better with him on the bench.... What does that say about TMac????

kidfury
05-02-2009, 05:24 PM
Big congratz to Yao, Artest, and the rest but to t-mac lolol. I don't feel bad at all for tmac, he talk smack about his team mates and they win without him - it's poetic justice

el_duderino2484
05-02-2009, 05:31 PM
yes he does. i realize he isn't playing for them now but when he did play in the regular season before he got injured, he was part of building the team to what it is now. so yes, t-mac did

theimortalone
05-02-2009, 05:36 PM
yes he does. i realize he isn't playing for them now but when he did play in the regular season before he got injured, he was part of building the team to what it is now. so yes, t-mac did

:no: He has to be playing in the 1st round for him to be officially out of the first round. It is as simple as that. If he didn't play 1 minute in the first round, then no, he doesn't get out of the first round. His team did a better job without him in the lineup.

dandman1021
05-02-2009, 05:47 PM
no

KB24PG16
05-02-2009, 06:57 PM
noppe

Chi-Town Finest
05-02-2009, 07:18 PM
NOPE hes still choker #1 in the league ....

CONGRATS YAO!
I would'nt exactly call him choker because after all he does have one of the top ppg in the playoffs. He just doesnt help his team in the way that he should in any given series. It takes a bit more than scoring, you have to know when to get your team going and when to take over and he has been trying to put it all on his shoulders.

Giants-49ers-Ws
05-02-2009, 07:23 PM
No

IndiansFan337
05-02-2009, 08:12 PM
No, he didn't even play. His team did, but he didn't.

tbron
05-02-2009, 08:28 PM
hell no.

pete_one
05-03-2009, 12:40 AM
isn't it technically yes? like a 12th man receiving a ring.

The CrucifiXioN
05-03-2009, 05:58 AM
No. T-Mac wasn't responsible for helping the Rockets advance, so he shouldn't receive any of the credit for it. Just because they got out of the first round doesn't mean he did. Is he even on the playoff roster?

PJAF
05-03-2009, 07:45 AM
No but he would have had he been in uniform.

Kyle N.
05-03-2009, 05:06 PM
No he hasn't.