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  1. Tracy McGrady to make professional baseball debut Saturday night

    May 10, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Tracy McGrady

    With his hoops career over, the seven-time All-Star is chasing his other passion — pitching.

  2. Shaquille O’Neal, Tracy McGrady share an All-Star kiss (VIDEO)

    Sep 15, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    2009 NBA All-Star Game

    Shaquille O’Neal wasn’t only one of the most dominant players of his era, he was perhaps its greatest showman. O’Neal embraced the entertainment aspect of his job as a professional basketball player during his 19-year career, and All-Star weekend was a time when he could truly let his playful personality shine. This highlight, taken from…

  3. Tracy McGrady laments ‘knuckleheads’ in the league today, including Michael Beasley

    Sep 15, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Casual fans of the game aren’t the only ones to struggle with understanding the poor decisions made by young twenty-somethings with enough physical skills and talent to earn multiple NBA contracts. Go ahead and count Tracy McGrady in that same group as the rest of us. McGrady will likely make the basketball Hall of Fame…

  4. Tracy McGrady, reflecting on his career, says he wishes he would have stayed in Toronto

    Sep 14, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Tracy McGrady‘s NBA career didn’t really begin to blow up until after his third season, but most who observed his game closely knew it was coming. That was unfortunate for the Toronto Raptors, the team that drafted McGrady with the ninth overall pick in 1997, but who would lose him to Orlando in free agency…

  5. Bernard King sees similarities in Carmelo Anthony’s game

    Sep 7, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Bernard King

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — After a long wait, Bernard King will be officially enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon at Springfield’s Symphony Hall. King was a four-time NBA All-Star, a two time NBA first team selection and was a scoring champion in 1985, averaging 32.9 points per game for the New…

  6. McGrady says he would have gotten along with Shaq, unlike Kobe

    Sep 5, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Some younger Kobe Bryant fans find this hard to believe, but there was a time when Kobe and Tracy McGrady were considered equals. Guys of the same talent level. But their careers diverged: Kobe was winning rings with Shaquille O’Neal, Pau Gasol and talented role players, while Tracy McGrady was stuck on some pretty weak…

  7. Tracy McGrady thanks his fans via twitter

    Aug 28, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Tracy McGrady is retiring from the NBA, and he went to twitter to thank his fans from the three cities that were the biggest parts of his career — Toronto, Orlando and Houston — with specially made posters. He also thanked the person behind the posters. Thank you @HarrisDesign1 for the assist with my design…

  8. Tracy McGrady’s 13 points in 35 seconds (VIDEO)

    Aug 28, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

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    If there one game that defined Tracy McGrady the unstoppable scoring machine, it was this one. Most of the time down 12 with under a minute the losing team folds, the winning team dribbles it out and we all go home. But McGrady didn’t let up and hit four three pointers (one that was a…

  9. Tracy McGrady discusses his Hall of Fame merits (VIDEO)

    Aug 27, 2013, 10:56 PM EDT

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    We broke down the case for Tracy McGrady making the Hall of Fame, and we believe he gets in, although it may take him a couple of tries. McGrady joined CSN Houston and argued that his numbers should help him qualify, but overall he seems content with the career that he had, and is staying…

  10. Yes, Tracy McGrady should be a Hall of Famer

    Aug 27, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

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    There have been 15 NBA players who retired having scored more than 18,000 points, grabbed more than 5,000 rebounds and made more than 4,000 assists. Each and every one of them is in the Hall of Fame. (Via ESPN Stats and Info.) Now Tracy McGrady makes it 16 players as he is going to retire…

  11. Top 10 plays from Tracy McGrady’s career (VIDEO)

    Aug 26, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

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    The career retrospectives keep pouring in about Tracy McGrady, who said on Monday he is retiring from the NBA (but don’t be shocked if he plays another season in China). McGrady was one of the smoothest scorers we have seen in a long time in the NBA — there are guys like Kobe Bryant and…

  12. Remembering vintage Tracy McGrady (VIDEO)

    Aug 26, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

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    For the young generation of NBA fans, Tracy McGrady was the guy your dad or older brother loved and you don’t get why, because all you remembered is an oft-injured guy on the end of the bench. Vintage McGrady was a joy to watch — as athletic and as versatile a scorer as you’ll find.…

  13. Tracy McGrady announces retirement from NBA

    Aug 26, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

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    Tracy McGrady, one of the best and most versatile scorers of his generation, has decided to hang up his NBA sneakers. McGrady made the announcement on ESPN’s First Take. McGrady, 34, started last season playing in China then upon his return was picked up by the San Antonio Spurs and was a little-used reserve on…

  14. Tracy McGrady: Kobe was toughest he ever had to guard

    Aug 22, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

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    A few days ago had his public charity event, Kobe Bryant said the most difficult player for him to guard was Tracy McGrady. Now McGrady is throwing some love back at Kobe. TMZ camera crews were hanging around LAX (as they do) and caught McGrady getting on a flight and asked him about his toughest…

  15. Tracy McGrady wrote he will decide soon between NBA and China

    Aug 12, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

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    Last season Tracy McGrady started off in China, where he is still a legend and looked the part averaging 25.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. Then when that season ended he joined the San Antonio Spurs for the stretch run where he played a limited role (getting mop up duty in just…

  16. Tracy McGrady says he may return to play in China

    Jul 28, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    File photo of Tracy McGrady of the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles driving the ball to the basket next to a U.S. All-Star team player during their basketball match in Qingdao

    Tracy McGrady was on the playoff roster of the San Antonio Spurs as they made their run to the NBA Finals, but understandably, he wasn’t able to contribute all that much. McGrady’s skill set has diminished far below the electric level it once reached, and he’s no longer capable of registering meaningful minutes against the…

  17. Andre Iguodala a riskier free agent than meets the eye

    Jun 30, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets

    Which of these players would you have most liked on your team last season: Andres Nocioni, Baron Davis, Brendan Haywood, Charlie Bell, Chris Mihm, Corey Maggette, Damien Wilkins, Earl Watson, Elton Brand, Fred Jones, Hedo Turkoglu, Joel Przybilla, John Salmons, Lamar Odom, Mehmet Okur, Metta World Peace, Michael Redd, Rashard Lewis, Rasual Butler, Ricky Davis,…

  18. Game 3 television ratings for NBA Finals down from last year

    Jun 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Spurs' Duncan and Heat's James battle for position in the first half in Game 3 of their NBA Finals basketball playoff in San Antonio

    Blowouts are not good for television ratings, and two of the three 2013 NBA Finals games so far have been Joel Anthony and Tracy McGrady showcase time. That’s not the only reason ratings have been down, but it’s one. Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night drew just more than 14 million viewers. That’s…

  19. Tracy McGrady pretending to be LeBron James

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:07 PM EDT

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    Kobe Bryant is one of just three active NBA players who’ve averaged 28 points, six rebounds and five assists per game in multiple seasons. A second is imitating the third. Reuters: Heading into the 2013 Finals, McGrady took on the role of simulating LeBron James in practice to help his team prepare for the best-of-seven…

  20. Danny Green and Gary Neal lead Spurs’ historic 3-point shooting night

    Jun 12, 2013, 12:57 AM EDT

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    Get ready, Tracy McGrady, Corey Joseph and Patty Mills. Nando De Colo and Aron Baynes, you might suit up too. Even Stephen Jackson should be on alert. It seems Gregg Popovich can play any guard and get an elite performance in these NBA Finals. Danny Green – cut by the Cavaliers and twice by the…

  21. NBA Finals Heat vs. Spurs Game 2: Spurs rain threes, blow out Heat 113-77

    Jun 11, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

    Heat's James and Spurs' Parker follow the play during Game 2 of their NBA Finals basketball playoff in Miami

    It was San Antonio’s turn for a blowout. After an ugly Game 2 loss the Spurs came out and rained down an NBA Finals record 16 threes — led by Danny Green with 7 and Gary Neal with 6, those two combined for 51 points and this was a complete domination by the Spurs, 113-77.…

  22. Tracy McGrady says he may retire after NBA Finals

    Jun 5, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

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    Tracy McGrady has made it all the way to the NBA Finals. Finally. One of the most promising players of his generation — a player of amazing talent, a two-tine scoring champion and seven-time All-Star who has battled injuries in recent years — joined the Spurs mid-season. The guy who never made it out of…

  23. Heat don’t scare Pacers

    May 29, 2013, 1:31 AM EDT

    Heat's James and Pacers' Stephenson prepare to play during the fourth quarter in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference Final basketball playoff series in Indianapolis

    The Miami Heat have been the most heavily scrutinized team in NBA history, and opponents aren’t immune from getting sucked into the publicity whirlwind. For better or worse, playing the Heat is different than any other game. Some teams, like the Bulls, thrive when facing the challenge. Others, like the Nets, crumble under the pressure.…

  24. Andrew Wiggins would be the No. 1 pick this year. Kansas lucks out.

    May 14, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

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    The NBA’s much-ridiculed one-and-done rule was not meant for guys like Andrew Wiggins. It was meant to protect owners from themselves and draft picks like Leon Smith or Darius Miles (and a host of others). We can make the a good argument that even with an extra year NBA teams still make some pretty bad…

  25. Now that Tracy McGrady has played in the second round, who’s the best active player never to do so?

    May 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Tracy McGrady

    Ten years after he said “It feels good to get in the second round,” Tracy McGrady finally played in the second round of an NBA playoff series. Now a role player with the Spurs, McGrady played the final 51 seconds of San Antonio’s Game 2 loss Wednesday. He never led a team to the second…

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