When the Miami Heat took down the San Antonio Spurs in game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, Spurs’ swingman Tracy McGrady probably knew he had just been involved in his last NBA game as a player.
However, McGrady did not take part in his last sporting event.
McGrady has been trying to make it as a pitcher (he pitched in high school) with the Sugarland Skeeters, a team know for their publicity stunts (See Roger Clemens).
On Monday, the Skeeters announced they would be inviting the 34-year old former scoring champion to spring training, according to the Associated Press.
“We’re intrigued by the progress Tracy has made thus far and really commend him for putting in the work,” Skeeters manager Gary Gaetti said.
The 6-foot-8 right-hander played baseball from age 5 until his senior year in high school, when he transferred to a school without a baseball program.
McGrady was originally the ninth overall pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 1997 draft. He also played for the Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks.