Tracy McGrady announces retirement from the NBA
In a message made at ESPN's First Take, Tracy McGrady announced, "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."
The announcement comes two months after reaching the NBA Finals for the first time in his NBA career. His stellar career saw him become a seven-time All Star and becoming one of the last players off the bench for the San Antonio Spurs in the 2012 NBA post season.
His career averages was at 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. At his top form, sans the nagging back and other assortment of injuries, he became the NBA's two time scoring champion when he played for the Orlando Magic. He is most remembered for scoring 13 points in 35 seconds during his tenure as a Houston Rocket.
While McGrady's career in the NBA may be at an end, his other pursuits are alive and well. He has not closed his doors for a professional basketball career in China, where he has played with the Qingdao Eagles in the Chinese Basketball Association. He also has investments in other fields such as Dasdak, a soclal commercce platform that assists businesses in integrating modern technologies under one system. His investment in the company has not been disclosed, but he is the spokesperson for the company.