Tracy McGrady officially announces retirement from NBA

Tracy McGrady officially announces retirement from NBA

Postby Shadow on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:55 am

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Leaving open the door to play overseas, seven-time All-Star Tracy McGrady retired from the NBA on Monday.

"It's been 16 years playing the game I love. I've had a great run, but it's time for it to come to an end," McGrady said on ESPN's "First Take."

McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in a career that started in 1997, when he was drafted out of high school.

McGrady signed with the San Antonio Spurs in April after working his way back from injuries but never got on the floor for a team that made a run to the Finals.

McGrady told "First Take" that he still thinks he can play and was disappointed not to get a chance to help San Antonio.

"When we were in the Finals and Manu [Ginobili] was struggling, I felt I could contribute, absolutely," McGrady said.

He acknowledged, however, that Spurs management told him that he was an insurance policy and likely wouldn't play.

Asked to clarify whether he is considering playing in China, McGrady said: "Officially retired from the NBA. Door's still open."


Source: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/96012 ... rseas-next
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Re: Tracy McGrady officially announces retirement from NBA

Postby therealdeal on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:42 am

No offense Tracy, but you were already done. Even with Manu struggling, you wouldn't have done any better.

Good for him to retire though. It's time.
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Re: Tracy McGrady officially announces retirement from NBA

Postby TIME on Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:03 am

One of the greatest talents of all time. Had a great 5 year run.

His 02-03 stats match up with anyone: 32ppg / 6.5rpg / 5.5apg / 38% 3s

But he was never able to lead his teams anywhere.
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Re: Tracy McGrady officially announces retirement from NBA

Postby Juronimo on Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:52 am

T-Mac was one of those players that was incredibly fun to watch in his prime. Too bad he couldn't stay healthy.
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Re: Tracy McGrady officially announces retirement from NBA

Postby Frank Dux on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:28 pm

Breathtaking player during his Magic days, and one of the most talented/gifted wings i've ever seen. So smooth, and so skilled. If only he had Bryant's work ethic, and mindset...

I always liked Kobe over Tmac, but for a few years he was pretty darn close.
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Re: Tracy McGrady officially announces retirement from NBA

Postby Lqv2015 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:31 am

I'm still at awe with that 13 points in 52 seconds game he had against Pop. Too bad Pop made him pay for it with no champion. Ooh so close too T-Mac. Well at least he's no longer in first round purgatory.
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Re: Tracy McGrady officially announces retirement from NBA

Postby 432J on Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:26 pm

he was unstoppable from 01-04. best pure scorer in the NBA during that time

it's a shame injuries and playing on poor teams held him back from ever accomplishing anything. he could easily have been a hall of famer if he had stayed healthy
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