Tracy McGrady retires after 16 years

After coming close to winning his first ring this past season with the Spurs, Tracy McGrady announced on ESPN’s First Take that he is retiring.

McGrady has been in the league for 16 years and was originally drafted by the Toronto Raptors. During those 16 years, he has also played with the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic,  Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks.

Despite his deciding not to play in the NBA, the option of playing overseas is still open for him. McGrady previously played in China for a while, averaging 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

On a Chinese social media network earlier this month, McGrady stated that he would post on his website whether he would continue in the NBA or go back to the CBA. Although he has not yet said that he would, indeed, go back to playing in China, chances that he will are 50/50 right now.

McGrady had just come back from playing in China this season when the Spurs decided to pick him up in April. With the Spurs, he only play for five minutes during the playoffs.

Growing up watching players like Allen Iverson, Darius Miles and Tracy McGrady, it is sad to see him retire. However, it is now time for a new generation of players to rise, beginning with players like LeBron James, Chris Paul and Paul George. Luckily, there’s YouTube, so we can still watch some of the highlights of past players’ time in the NBA.

Here’s a highlight reel of McGrady:

Best of luck to Tracy McGrady in whatever he decides to do!

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3 thoughts on “Tracy McGrady retires after 16 years

  1. joshuaprobinson

    Reblogged this on Basketball .

  2. joshuaprobinson

    Tracy McGrady, we’ll miss you in the NBA, you have been a great player!

  3. Tracy McGrady was a great player. Although his career was cut short I do believe he is deserving of getting into the Hall of Fame. Great post man.

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