Tracy McGrady, aka T-Mac, has retired from the NBA. The former high flying and scoring guard made the announcement today on ESPN.
Reports Sports Illustrated:
“It’s been 16 years playing the game I love,” McGrady said on ESPN’s First Take. “I’ve had a great run, but it’s time for it to come to an end.”
McGrady, 34, played for Toronto, Orlando, Houston, New York, Detroit, Atlanta and San Antonio during a career that started in 1997. He didn’t play a regular-season game in 2012-13 but appeared in six playoff games with the Spurs after signing in mid-April following a stint in China. He told First Take that the “door’s still open” to play overseas again.
The ninth pick in the 1997 draft, McGrady made seven All-NBA teams and won the 2001 Most Improved Player award. He had been 10th among active players in points, with 18,381.
McGrady was well on his way to a guaranteed spot in the NBA Hall of Fame before injuries drastically lessened his effectiveness (career averages of 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists) on the court.
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