Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Apology Letter

Tracy McGrady on his web site wrote an apology letter to his team and fans. For what has transpired over the last couple of weeks with him telling ESPN first about his plans to have the Micro fracture surgery and not his team first.

Mon, Feb 23rd 2009, 12:40
My Apology
Just wanted to drop you all a line and give you an update. I’m having my surgery tomorrow, and while it’s always a little nerve-racking to go under the knife, I’m excited to take the first step towards getting healthy and getting back on the court. I’ve been overwhelmed by the support from friends and all you fans out there, and that makes me all the more eager to get through this surgery and rehab process so that I can get healthy and get back out there to do what I love to do.
With that said I would like to apologize to Les Alexander, the Rockets organization, and of course all the fans out there for this entire situation. Les and the Rockets have been nothing short of amazing to me and my family during my entire time with them, and for that I thank them. The organization has invested so much in bringing a championship to Houston this season, and there’s nothing I want more than to be a part of that. The injuries have really taken a toll on me, and I can’t help but feel like I’m letting everyone down by not being out there with my teammates. I’m sorry to all those who were counting on me to help this team achieve great things. Coach Adelman has been extremely accommodating and patient with me while we have tried to work through this, and I am thankful to him for that. It’s hard enough to prepare night in and night out to go up against the best players in the world, and it’s even harder to do it without knowing the status of your players. This team still has a lot of talent and heart and I think coach will be able to get the most out of everyone. The Rockets have a chance to make a deep run, and I’ll be there cheering on my guys every step of the way.
My personal focus now is to look forward and dedicate myself 100% to returning to the court and returning to be the player I was and know that I still am. Coming back from this won’t be easy, but I promise to rehab hard, listen to my doctors, and do everything possible in my power to be the best that I can be when I return. I love being a Rocket and a member of the Houston community and am eager to prove my commitment to this team and this city.
Thank you again for your continued and unwavering support.

You can read more on Tracy McGradys web site where i pulled his letter from.


  1. If he were really sorry, he would give some of his salary back and take a paycut. But I guess an apology is a positive step

  2. Well Nick, coming from Tracy McGrady i guess its a big step for him. Maybe next year he can come back and show us instead of telling us that he is sorry! Thanks for the comment and dont forget to watch the game tonight vs Lebron and the Cavs.