One aspect of sports that I really enjoy are the comeback stories. Sports create some circumstances that allow a person to overcome the odds and return to where they once were or even achieve more than they had before their comeback. Yesterday, was the last day of the NBA regular season. As the season concluded, the basketball world has presented several comeback stories that will be worth watching in the upcoming days, months and years.
T-Mac was playing in China this season after not getting signed to an NBA team, but it is working out for him because he is making a NBA comeback to play for the San Antonio Spurs just in time for the playoffs. He is eligible to play even though the Spurs signed him after the NBA trade deadline because he was not signed on another NBA team.
Will this comeback allow him to be on a team that wins his first playoffs series? It looks like there is a decent chance. I am just not sure how much playing time he will get or how much of an impact he will have on the Spurs. I’ll be rooting for him to have a comeback though!
One reason that Tracy McGrady may get his first play-off series win is that the Spurs will be playing an LA Lakers team without Kobe Bryant in the first round.
Kobe Bryant was in top form for almost the entire 2013 NBA regular season. The LA Lakers made it to the playoffs this season largely because of Kobe’s contributions. Kobe tore his Achilles tendon last Friday and at best will not return to playing in basketball games for 6-9 months. Other than this injury, not much else could stop Kobe this season.
Achilles are tough to come back from. There is a lot that needs to happen correctly for a successful recovery before he can even start to prepare for basketball.
Only time will tell if Kobe can beat the odds, make a full comeback and try to get his 6th NBA championship. It’s hard to doubt Kobe… he just had an amazing year in his 17th season in the NBA.
Another big story in the NBA is that Phil Jackson wants to comeback to the game. This may have been expected because he tried to return to coaching earlier this season by reuniting with the Lakers when they were searching for a coach. Interestingly, he is currently saying his return to the NBA may be in management, not coaching.
I think a lot of NBA teams would like to have Phil Jackson. It will be interesting to see where he ends up if he has a comeback.
Until next time,