In the world of sports, there’s not much more painful than watching a one time star fade into obscurity because they played too long.
That’s exactly what happened to seven time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady, who announced his retirement from the NBA this morning.
Per ESPN First Take:
Just announced on our show –
@Real_T_Mac has retired from the NBA.
McGrady, who entered the NBA out of high school struggled for minutes during his first two seasons in the league which were with the Toronto Raptors, but quickly emerged as a star soon after he was traded to the Orlando Magic.
In his debut season with Orlando, T-Mac posted an impressive 26.8 points per game which grew to an even more jaw dropping 32 points per game in 2002-2003 with the Magic.
A few seasons later though injuries began to hamper the Florida native where he floundered around both the NBA and China in his final few seasons.
Now just months removed from turning 34, McGrady has decided to hang up the sneakers for good.
He ends his fifteen year career with an average of 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.2 steals and nearly a block per game.