Sunday, April 20, 2008


Paramnesia is the "scientific" name for a familiar, but simultaneously unusual phenomenon, déjà vu.

And so here while there are three rematches of the 2007 postseason this spring, the one that may have a longer-lasting effect on a player's career started on Saturday in Salt Lake City.

So one year later, Tracy McGrady finds himself going against the same exact team with nearly the same exact circumstances. There is no doubt that he is one of the most talented players to ever grace an NBA court. There is no doubt that provided a lucky break here and there during the postseason, his name would be in the conversation of one of the all-time greats. Yet, with not only four prior first-round eliminations and a Game 1 loss to the same team that knocked his Houston Rockets last year - the Utah Jazz - you just might get used to seeing this clip making the rounds once again.

What do you think of T-Mac? Is he the best to have never won a playoff series? Is he not doing enough in your eyes? Is it all just hard luck?

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