Tracy McGrady to lead ex-NBA stars against Chinese teams during 3-week tour


mcgrady-smileyFormer NBA superstar Tracy McGrady, a former two-time NBA Scoring Champion,  will reportedly join other former NBA players on a 3-week tour around China for a series of exhibition basketball games.

According to China Daily, McGrady and his squad will visit 11 cities of China (which include Hohhot and Guangzhou) in October.

First game will be played on October 6 in South China’s Liuzhou and the last one on October 28 in southeastern Kunming.

The games promise to have lots of fans attending them, as McGrady, who briefly played in China, has a rather large fan base there.

McGrady’s team will include former NBA players Ater Majok and Brandon Robinson, and they will play against the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) teams from Liaoning, Fujian, Zhejiang and other provinces of China.

McGrady retired from the NBA, following a rather bleak short stay with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Playoffs in 2012-2013. He played in 15 NBA seasons, 4 of them with Orlando Magic.

McGrady was a 7-time NBA All-Star and led the NBA in scoring for 2 straight seasons (2002-2003, 2003-2004) with 32.1 ppg and 28.0 ppg respectively. He was also the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2001.

He nearly won his first NBA title, but the Spurs lost to the Miami Heat in an epic seven-game finals series in 2013.

McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in a career that started in 1997, when he was drafted out of high school.


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