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Around The Rim
Ian Thomsen
October 16, 2000
Magic Swingman Tracy McGrady says he has left several messages for his distant relative and former teammate, Vince Carter, in an attempt to patch up their relationship. Carter has not returned his calls since McGrady implied in the Aug. 21 issue of ESPN The Magazine that he felt overshadowed by Carter in Toronto. "Vince is going by what everybody else says and not what I have to say," says McGrady, who displays a half-dozen photos of himself with Carter on the walls of his new Orlando home. "But I'm not going to beg him."...
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October 16, 2000

Around The Rim

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Magic Swingman Tracy McGrady says he has left several messages for his distant relative and former teammate, Vince Carter, in an attempt to patch up their relationship. Carter has not returned his calls since McGrady implied in the Aug. 21 issue of ESPN The Magazine that he felt overshadowed by Carter in Toronto. "Vince is going by what everybody else says and not what I have to say," says McGrady, who displays a half-dozen photos of himself with Carter on the walls of his new Orlando home. "But I'm not going to beg him."...

Though this is likely to be his last season, 37-year-old Hakeem Olajuwon might play a little longer, health permitting. "I don't want the Rockets to feel obligated to keep me," he says. He wouldn't mind moving to—believe it or not—the Grizzlies. "I have loved Vancouver for a long time," says the Dream....

After four months of daily sessions with Hollywood trainer Gunnar Peterson, 7-foot center Michael Olowokandi showed up for his third year with the Clippers at a lean 291 pounds—a 22-pound gain, all in muscle. So proud is die teacher of his student mat Peterson spent $28,500 on a pair of Clippers courtside season tickets....

Mavericks assistant Donn Nelson, an assistant for Lithuania when it almost beat the Dream Team at the Olympics, says he will continue to coach that team, except against the U.S. "Sitting on the bench, watching that game, I had serious ethical problems," Nelson says. "I don't want to go through that again."

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