Tracy McGrady recently retired after a wonderful 16-year career in the NBA. McGrady finished his career with 19,490 points, two scoring titles, seven All-Star appearances and seven All-NBA teams.
McGrady was one of the best pure scorers in the NBA during his time but he will also be remembered for never winning an NBA championship. McGrady suffered numerous injuries throughout his career and instead of chasing a title as a bench warmer, he decided to call it quits.
During an interview with Hoops World, McGrady said “I was just drained and tired of all the bullsh*t to be honest with you. Not really getting the opportunity to show what I could do, I wasn’t going to put myself through that kind of situation again.
“Right now, I’m just enjoying my life and enjoying being free. It hasn’t been that way since I was 18 years old; every year grinding it out, getting my body ready for the NBA’s rigorous regular season. I’d be in training camp and preseason right now, but instead I get to relax and be with my kids, just enjoying life. My kids love it and I’m really enjoying the opportunity to be around them. My boys are seven and four right now and my daughters are 10 and five. Just to be able to go out and get to see them play in their little league, basketball league and soccer league, it feels so good to be out there and to see that. I love that. They love having me there, seeing them play, and that brings joy to me. Being away and traveling all the time during an NBA season, you don’t get those opportunities so I’m enjoying it.”
McGrady seems to be enjoying life with his family at the moment but I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets an itch to return once the upcoming season begins.
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