According to T-Mac’s website, McGrady will be signing a one-year contract with the Qingdao Doublestar Eagles that is reportedly worth $1 million. The move to China may also be a strong indicator that McGrady may never make a comeback to the NBA. The 33 year old – seven time all-star – may be ending his playing days overseas.
"I consider myself a student of the game as I have watched, studied and played with and against the best players in the world," McGrady wrote in his blog post. "The NBA was my University and I learned so much. The gratitude I feel is really immeasurable. I have experienced the best moments a player can experience and have had some dark ones too. Both equally important in helping shape me into the man I am today."
T-Mac was hoping to get picked up for one more contract, but didn’t receive a lot of interest in the off season. McGrady, however, isn’t bitter. If anything he is grateful for the time that he was able to spend in the NBA.
"Thank you to every fan that has followed me and believed in me,” McGrady said. ”Injuries and all, I wouldn't have changed a thing," he wrote. "I am proud of the mark I left on this game and am grateful to have been a part this league. It was a dream to play in front of all of you, each night, in every stadium. Thank you."
McGrady isn’t the first all-star to write his final chapter overseas. Stephon Marbury has had an excellent career in the China Basketball Association the past few years and McGrady may end up enjoying his time there just as much.
"There are times in life that a new road presents itself and it appears this time has come for me now.”