Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/26/12
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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