Tracy McGrady was quite the basketball player. Los Angeles Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell even said (controversially) that he "might have been the GOAT."

So he knows a thing or two about NBA greats. We got him to give us his all-time NBA top five, and he laid it out in the form of a lineup -- with one notable position switch.

PG: Magic Johnson

SG: Michael Jordan

SF: LeBron James

PF: Hakeem Olajuwon

C: Shaquille O'Neal

Check the video above to hear McGrady explain his picks, and see which one is his own personal favorite.

Then, let us know:

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Mario Chalmers might not be on the Miami Heat anymore, but that doesn't mean the guard -- traded last week to the Memphis Grizzlies after seven seasons and two titles in South Florida -- is forgotten.

Look at Monday night. Chalmers broke out (29 points on 13 shots in 23 minutes of a 122-114 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder), and after a big 3-pointer, Dwyane Wade chimed in, unprompted, on Twitter.

Then, proving he wasn't just having a good time watching an animated movie about macaws with his kids, Wade sent this one out after the game:

Teammates for life.

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Judging from Devin Hester's Instagram account, each of his two sons -- Devin Jr. and Dray -- have a little bit of their father's athleticism in them.

Devin Jr., who just turned six years old, submitted the latest piece of evidence with this flag football run his dad captured and shared.

That's a solid spin move. The only thing that's missing is some spliced-in audio of an NFL announcer calling one of dad's NFL-record 14 return touchdowns.

Hester has always been vocal about how much he loves being a father. In 2011, as a Chicago Bear, he contributed a column to Chicago Parent.

"You know, it's always the same regardless of how my day is going," Hester said at the time. "It could be a bad day, or a great day, but [Devin Jr.'s] expression on his face seeing me walk through the door - you have to have a son to experience that situation."

Hester's currently on the Falcons' injured reserve with a designation to return after suffering a toe injury in October.

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When it comes to betting on sports, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is a man of his word.

If there was any silver lining for Mets fans after New York lost to the Kansas City Royals 4-1 in the World Series, it was that they got to see their city's mayor, a man who governs over about 8.5 million people, sing a 56-year-old blues song surrounded by ballerinas.

Shortly before the World Series, de Blasio reached out to Kansas City mayor Sly James with the bet: Losing team's mayor sings the winner's song in a jersey. Had the Mets won, James would've sang "New York, New York" and given de Blasio a little Kansas City BBQ.

Here's the result:

That's the American Ballet Theatre backing de Blasio up on "Kansas City," an old standard sung by countless bands, not least of them The Beatles. (Here's their version.) If you had to describe de Blasio's performance in one word, what would it be? Would it be "frosty"?

In addition to that tasty song, he also passed along some New York cheesecakes to Mayor James.

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Karl-Anthony Towns is a burgeoning double-double machine for the Minnesota Timberwolves and an early front-runner for rookie of the year honors, but before he cruised through a heralded one-year stint at Kentucky into the NBA, he was a Kevin Durant fan, just like everyone else.

In a clip that recently resurfaced on, "Karl Towns" -- then just a talented high schooler from New Jersey -- got a chance to interview Durant, whom he called one of his "basketball idols."

TNT dug up the footage to air during the Warriors-Timberwolves game Thursday night in Minneapolis.

Towns, who turns 20 on Sunday, hides any nervousness pretty well, especially for a kid right in the middle of his awkward teen years. According to HoopsHype, the exchange left an impression on Durant as well.

"He was really sharp," Durant said. "He was wise beyond his years and that's something I picked up on really as soon as I started talking to him."

Towns, who is averaging 16.1 points and 10.5 rebounds a game this season, will get his first chance to share an NBA court with Durant, now 27, on Jan. 12, when Minnesota travels to Oklahoma City.

h/t r/NBA

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