Tracy McGrady retires from NBA

Tracy McGrady retired from the NBA on Monday after a 16-year career.

According to, McGrady announced his retirement on ESPN’s First Take Monday morning. “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.

McGrady signed with the San Antonio Spurs late last season and made it to the NBA Finals for the first time. However, McGrady did not play in the Finals and was considered an insurance policy for the Spurs in case one of their players got injured.

According to USA Today, McGrady was the ninth overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. His best years were with the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets, McGrady also played for the New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks,and Detroit Pistons. He dealt with injuries for most of his career and never reached the potential, people thought he would reach.

T-Mac averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists a game in his career and was a seven time All-Star. He was a scoring champ twice in his career. McGrady, 34 retired from the NBA, but he said he will keep his options open and maybe play overseas.

“Officially retired from the NBA,” he said. “Door’s still open.”

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