Found August 26, 2013 on Orlando Magic Daily:
For four seasons in Orlando (and a few more in Houston), Tracy McGrady was one of the most popular players in the league. His No. 1 jersey in blue dotted opposing stadiums and he was the lead advertiser for adidas for several years. There was no doubt he was an All Star and each game a treat for the fans that bothered to show up. It was not the best time to be a Magic fan with mediocre attendance and a mediocre team, hiding McGrady's brilliance from the nation. It was hard to get excited when the Magic were hovering around .500, struggling to win even a single game in the first round and destined for an early Playoff exit. One of the league's best players was hamstrung by Grant Hill's injury and poor cap management. It made it easier to forget McGrady's brilliance in a Magic uniform. Let Monday's announcement serve as the cue to be nostalgic. Tracy McGrady officially announced he is retiring from the NBA, having struggled to latch onto a team these pa...
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