Remember when Tracy McGrady was an All-Star? Man, those were the days. T-Mac played for the Atlanta Hawks last season but this season he will be taking his talents overseas. He has agreed to a deal with Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball Association.
This is an interesting turn of events for a guy who used to be one of the best scorers in basketball. Age and injuries have taken their toll and no team was able to commit a roster spot for him. He might never play in America again and that would give us an interesting legacy.
In his prime, T-Mac was one of the most dangerous players on the court. You could not let him heat up or else you would face the consequences. He was that good of a scorer but he had some other issues. For whatever reason, he was simply not good enough to carry a team into the playoffs and have success. His struggles in the first round are well known, but that could also be contributed to a less than stellar roster around him.
I will always remember the T-Mac who could put up 30 without much of an effort. When he was on his game, he was incredible to watch. He started to become way too much of a diva in his later years, especially when his skills decided to leave him. Not exactly the best way to end a career.
We will see if he is back in the NBA this season. Something makes me think that stage of his career is over.