Tracy McGrady Officially Retires From NBA
Seven-time All-Star, Tracy McGrady, officially announced his retirement from the NBA on Monday. McGrady said on ESPN’s First Take, "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.” To give you an idea of how great McGrady was throughout his career, Kobe Bryant recently said that McGrady has always been his toughest matchup throughout his career.
After getting drafted out of high school in 1997, McGrady finished with career averages of 19.6ppg, 5.6rpg, and 4.4 apg.
Now, those may be Hall of Fame numbers, but McGrady was never able to advance any of his teams deep into the playoffs. The furthest he ever got into the playoffs was this year with the San Antonio Spurs, however, McGrady served merely as an insurance policy and did not see any action on the court.
Either way, McGrady is one of the best offensive players the NBA has ever seen. Prior to his back injury, putting the ball in the basket was effortless for McGrady. And he should always be remembered for being the potent scorer that he was.