Former Houston Rockets superstar Tracy Mcgrady has been elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. McGrady, who played 16 seasons in the NBA, is one of the best shooting guards to ever play in the league, and during his prime, he was one of the most lethal scorers.

This is a great achievement for McGrady, who definitely deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame. He was one of the most popular and most amazing players during his best years and Hall of Fame induction will cement his incredible legacy.

Tracy McGrady was amazing

During his prime years, Tracy McGrady was one of the best players in the NBA and many fans compared him to the legendary Kobe Bryant.

Even though McGrady has never been as popular as Bryant, their playing styles were similar and both of them were deadly scorers who could make shots from just about any spot on the floor.

In his best NBA season, Tracy McGrady led the league in scoring with 32.1 points per game. He also averaged 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists and was very active on the defensive end of the floor with 1.7 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. McGrady was a 7-time All-Star and he reached the peak of his popularity with the Houston Rockets. However, he never won a championship ring in his career and that is one of his biggest regrets.

Hall of Fame 2017 class

Tracy McGrady, who is 37, is the youngest Hall of Fame inductee this year.

"I did get emotional. I did start crying, I'll tell you that," McGrady commented about his election. "I was trying to call my wife once I got off the phone, but my eyes were so watery and I was so nervous I was opening up every app on my phone but the right one to make a call."

Beside the 7-time All-Star, Kansas coach Bill Self, former UConn star Rebecca Lobo and former Chicago Bulls executive Jerry Krause headline this year's class.

Another NBA player who was chosen for Hall of Fame is George McGinnis, who also played in the ABA. Unfortunately, Tim Hardaway and Chris Webber, who were also amazing players, were nominated for Hall of Fame, but will not be elected to it this year.