Just announced on our show – @Real_T_Mac has retired from the NBA.
— ESPN First Take (@ESPN_FirstTake) August 26, 2013
Tracy McGrady, who spent the past four years trying to make us forget how supremely talented he really was, has decided he's had enough, and is quitting the NBA.
McGrady started his career in Toronto, where he and his cousin, Vince Carter, took turns shattering the hearts of fans there who saw so, SO much athletic potential in that tandem. They were only paired for two years before TMac went to Orlando, and became one of the deadliest scorers in the game.
Over the following eight years, some of those with Houston, he averaged about 26.3 points per game. In the 2002-'03 season, McGrady put up a PER of 30.3. To put that into perspective, LeBron James' PER this past season was 31.6, and 30.7 the year before when Miami won its first title. He averaged more than 30 points per game in four straight playoffs from '01 to '05.
But the sleepy-eyed scoring mac...