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Michael Jordan is fine with coming off the bench in his final All-Star Game. Tracy McGrady, however, has other ideas.

McGrady, a starter for the game, wants Jordan's kids to see their father start and will move to the bench to make it happen, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

"I have thought about this for a while. I'll do it, absolutely," McGrady told the newspaper. "For what Michael Jordan has done for this league and this game, I'll do anything.

"It's his last All-Star Game. I don't have any problem with that. I'll get in the game. I'd love to see it. I have to call the league office to see if I can do it."

Jordan plans on retiring at the end of the season.

"T-Mac wanting to do that doesn't surprise me," Magic coach Doc Rivers said in the Sentinel. "As aloof as he looks, he has a real sense for the history of the game. And he doesn't look at it like he's kissing Michael's butt. He wants to beat Michael's butt any other time."

A league official told the Sentinel it's possible Jordan could start.

"That's a terrific gesture from Tracy," said the official who requested anonymity. "We'll have to see. We've made exceptions before."
 

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That is verry nice of T-mac kind of when A-rod let Cal start at SS in Cals final All star game.
 

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Vince should have done, not TMac

+1 to TMac
 

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Vince should have done, not TMac


No, nobody should have done it. As many people have pointed out, the fans want to see Vine and that is why they voted him in. If the fans wanted to see Michael start then he would have been voted in. McGrady was voted as a starter and he should honor that as the fans wish. Michael should also see what the fans want and honor it as well. This is an all-star game, not a lifetime acheivment award game.
 

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boo hoo

just because you think Kobe is better than Michael you dont have to player hate against the greatest ever....MJ

this has happenned a couple of times

1)Doug Collins gives up spot for John Havlicek(i think)

2)Tim Hardaway gives up spot to Magic Johnson

it's just the right thing to do
 

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BTW

Jordan said thanks, but no thanks. He has turned down the offers to take one of the starting spots.

later........
 

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Ramp if the fan's wishes should not be honored than Jordan should not even be on the team. Plain and Simple.
 

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the difference between arod and cal


and tmac and jordan...




the fans both voted for arod and cal.



the fans did not vote jordan in.



if you are going to let the fans decide the starters then that is what you need to do. plain and simple.
 

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Yea really SPORTSMANSHIP of tracy to do that on Mj's final years as a BasketBall player.he was really good and i think the best!
 

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