Originally written on New York Sports-Kings  |  Last updated 11/11/14

It happens in sports all the time; it doesn’t matter which sport it is. A player who was pretty good through his career, doesn’t realize when his career is over, and he keeps playing. We saw it with Shaquille O’Neal, and some would even say Brett Favre stayed in the NFL too long. Now, Tracy McGrady has over-stayed his welcome. McGrady, who is 33 years old, has had a great career. He has played for six different teams, and now he wants to come back to New York where he played in 2009-10.

Apparently, people think he can still play according to the New York Post; McGrady has also worked out with the Spurs, and now he will work out for the New York Knicks. His good friend, J.R. Smith believes he can still play, “Definitely,” Smith told The Post when asked if McGrady could help the Knicks after Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday McGrady has worked out for the team. “T-Mac has always been an elite player in this league. “We need all the help we can get in every area. … so whenever a big name comes up that can help our team, we’ve got to get him.”

Even though we can all agree that McGrady has been an elite player, I think we could also agree that his time has passed him by. I thought a few years ago when he signed in Detroit, that was his last stop. I guess not. No word as of yet if the Knicks will sign him, but if it were up to Smith, he would sign him right away.

To be honest, this may not be the best option for the Knicks, he is older and slower. Sure he has knowledge and experience, but is that what the Knicks need at this time? Would T-Mac be more of a detriment to the team rather than an asset?

This may be a case of his “name” getting him the chance to work out for these teams, rather than his actual ability.

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