Tracy McGrady Announces Retirement on ESPN’s First Take

After being in the NBA for nearly 16 years, On Monday August 26th, 2013 seven-time all star and two time league scoring champion Tracy McGrady announces his retirement from the NBA on ESPN’s First Take. McGrady said “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”. Tracy McGrady, who is 34, averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assist per game during his 16 years in the NBA. McGrady made nearly $163 million during his 16 year run in the NBA. Tracy McGrady was drafted straight out of high school in 1997 and was the ninth overall pick from the NBA draft that year. McGrady played for a number of NBA teams during his 16 years from the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic in which he became the star of the franchise, Knicks, Pistons, Rockets, Hawks and Spurs in which he almost won his first championship ring but felt short to the Miami Heat this past season. In 2002-03 season of the NBA, Tracy McGrady had his best performance of his career winning his first scoring title that year by having 32.1 points averaging 6.5 rebounds, 5.5 assist and 1.7 steals. Despite all the accomplishments of that season throughout McGrady NBA career he was plagued with injuries and was criticized for not guiding a team to playoff series to a victory. In the end Tracy McGrady will be remembered for being a great NBA player that never got to play his full potential because of injuries. What will be next for Tracy McGrady? only time will tell.

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