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After years of injury an ineffectiveness in the NBA, earlier this month Tracy McGrady agreed to a contract with the Chinese team Qingdao Eagles.
Despite working out for the Spurs and Knicks, neither team had room for him, and the former ninth-overall pick decided to head overseas to China, where basketball is not only huge as a sport, but McGrady himself already has a huge following from years of playing alongside Yao Ming in Houston. If fan adulation is what McGrady is looking for, his experience is sure to live up to the hype.
Upon arriving at Qingdao Liuting International Airport on Wednesday, McGrady was reportedly met by 2,000 screaming fans, where he may as well have been Elvis or The Beatles. Check out the (slightly shaky) scene in the video below.
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Most NBA fans were unmoved when news broke that Tracy McGrady had signed to play in China for the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles in the Chinese Basketball Association. McGrady, now 33 years-old, is well past his prime and has become just an afterthought in the minds of NBA fans. But in China, well, that’s a different story. McGrady is already reportedly being paid $1 million to play...
Tracy McGrady is popular in China, but probably not popular enough to pull this off.
McGrady, who arrived to great fanfare in China as he continues his basketball career overseas, appears to have spruced up his sneaks with a nice picture -- of himself.
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Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a story about former NBA player Tracy McGrady going overseas to play professional hoops in China with the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles.Well, T-Mac arrived at Qingdao airport and nearly 2,000 crazed Tracy McGrady showed up to see T-Mac arrive.Check out the insane video found by our friends at No Guts, No Glory via Ball Don't Lie:
In a moment so full of passion for the NBA that I can only assume it was stolen from a David Stern wet dream, Tracy McGrady recently landed in China, where he will play for the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association, as he is the next in the distinguished line of former NBA players to finish his career in the Far East. Despite a career hindered by injuries, T-mac has...
Video: McGrady - Taking his talents to China
Tracy McGrady will be playing for CBA’s Double Star Eagles this season in China and it looke like he will have a few fans in his corner. Check out this video of T-Mac touching down in Qingdao to over 2,000 screaming fans. China sure loves their basketball.
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Tracy McGrady has only been in China for about a day now and he’s already made a huge splash. There was the video of him being greeted by thousands of fans. Now there is video from his first practice with Qingdao DoubleStar. The video is pretty much what you can expect Tracy to do a lot this year. Use his size for easy layups and dunks. (H/T Crab Dribbles)
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