Tracy McGrady retires after 16 seasons
Tracy McGrady has officially announced his retirement via twitter after parts of 16 seasons in the NBA.
Thank all of you who have supported me over 16 NBA seasons, 7 All-Stars, and countless exciting moments. Retiring from NBA. Stay tuned. #mac— Tracy McGrady (@Real_T_Mac) August 26, 2013
The seven-time All-Star and two-time scoring champion told ESPN's First Take that he's "had a great run, but it's time for it to come to an end."
McGrady was drafted out of high school by the Toronto Raptors in 1997, and went on to enjoy a productive career that saw him average 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists. He enjoyed his strongest campaign in 2002-03, when he led the NBA with 32.1 points per game for the Orlando Magic.
Back and knee injuries limited his effectiveness later in his career, and he appeared in just six games - all in the postseason - for the San Antonio Spurs last season.
Despite his limited role with the Spurs, McGrady told First Take he believes he can still contribute - and may do so overseas.
The 34-year-old appeared in 938 regular-season games for the Raptors, Magic, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks and Spurs.