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Tracy McGrady Makes Pro Debut Pitching 1st Inning for Skeeters

So Tracy McGrady’s baseball career is still a thing, as the former NBA All-Star pitched one inning in his debut with the Sugar Land Skeeters in an exhibition game Wednesday against Alvin Community College. In T-Mac’s lone inning of work he threw 15 pitches (9 strikes, 6 balls), giving up one run on three hits. @blksportsonline Tmac got his first start tonight. Gave up 1 run on...
Via BlackSportsOnline
24 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady starts, pitches one inning for Sugar Land Skeeters in exhibition game

When former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady confirmed his intentions to give baseball a go, more than a few people probably shrugged it off. But, this is a real thing that is happening. The Sugar Land Skeeters, who finished first in the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League last season, get their 2014 season underway next […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Is Kevin Durant the NBA’s greatest scorer since Michael Jordan?

Is Kevin Durant the NBA's greatest scorer since Michael Jordan? After Michael Jordan, the only multiple scoring title winners are Allen Iverson (4 times), Kobe Bryant (2 times), Tracy McGrady (2 times) and Kevin Durant (3 times). Durant is a lock to win his fourth scoring title this season, which leads us to our question: Is Kevin Durant the NBA’s greatest scorer since Michael...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Study Finds Isiah Thomas As Best Drafting GM Since 1989

Isiah Thomas is the best drafting general manager in the NBA, according to an empirical study conducted by ESPN. While with the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks, Thomas had a Net Expected Wins Average of +1.7 per pick. Thomas drafted Damon Stoudamire seventh overall in 1995 and Tracy McGrady at ninth during his tenure with the Raptors. David Lee, Trevor Ariza, Wilson Chandler...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady to try hand at baseball

After a successful NBA career which included seven All-Star appearances, two scoring titles, and seven All-NBA selections, one might think that Tracy McGrady wouldn't have much left to prove. But the former Orlando Magic superstar has decided to pursue his dream of playing pro baseball. The Sugar Land Skeeters of the American League of Professional Baseball announced Monday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady gets baseball spring training tryout

We all scoffed when Jeff Van Gundy made the offhanded comments about Tracy McGrady's reported desire to play professional baseball, but the 16-year NBA veteran is one step closer to making his baseball dream a reality. Monday, the independent Sugar Land Skeeters invited the wannabe pitcher to join them when they begin Spring Training April 14. “This is not a gimmick,...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sugar Land Skeeters Invite Tracy McGrady to Spring Training…no Really

  So apparently Tracy McGrady is still pursuing a “career in baseball” after somehow receiving an invitation to Spring Training with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent League according to Bleacher Report. Only this time, he’s going to be toeing a rubber on the baseball diamond. Yes, McGrady was officially invited to spring training with the Sugar Land Skeeters, according...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Writer Says Tracy McGrady Wasted Elite Talent Due To Poor Ethic

  Tracy McGrady will always be that one player who should have had a great career that you tell your grandkids about but… something was always missing. According to The New Yorker writer, Malcolm Gladwell, it was his work ethic. Gladwell spoke at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytic Conference and gave his opinion on why Tracy McGrady never became great. In other words T-Mac great physical...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady takes his talents to the diamond

As you have all heard by now, retired NBA basketball alumni Tracy McGrady is attempting to take his talents to the baseball diamond, as a pitcher for the Sugarland Skeeters of the Independent Atlantic League. McGrady is hopeful he can trade free throws for fastballs and has been perfecting his craft under the tutelage of future Hall of Fame pitcher, Roger Clemens. If you recall,...
Via Players View
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady Was Not A Fan Of The NBA Dunk Contest (Photo)

Tracy McGrady when healthy could dunk with the best of them. McGrady, 34, was a 2000 participant and if not for Vince Carter probably would have won.  McGrady, like many who watched was baffled by the new concept. He shared a “LOL they called that a ‘Dunk Contest’?” meme on his Twitter page Saturday night in disgust of the crazy format.
Via Thacover2
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady Reaction to the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

pic.twitter.com/M7kIdPSqua — Tracy McGrady (@Real_T_Mac) February 16, 2014 I’m not sure anyone really disagrees with Tracy McGrady’s point of view, from the booing during the contest to trending hashtags like #ThingsBetterThanTheDunkContest on Twitter this year’s new format left plenty to be desired. McGrady shared the above tweet/meme and it has since been retweeted over...
Via Overtime
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady: Baseball Pitcher (video)

Well, if you ever wondered what 6-foot, 8 inch former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady would look like throwing baseballs, here's your video.McGrady, at age 38 is trying to re-invent himself as a baseball player. A pitcher to be exact. And he has signed a contract to pitch for the Texas Independent League Sugarland Skeeters.McGrady had a workout Friday afternoon for the team, and yes...
Via Online Sports Guys
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Tracy McGrady’s Pitching Workout with Sugar Land Skeeters

Former NBA All-Star Forward Tracy McGrady never led a team he was on to a playoff series win during the course of his career. He was a volume scorer and was good for at least 20 points per game when healthy, but seemed to disappear during clutch moments in the postseason. So the 34-year-old has […] 
Via The Sports Daily
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady’s pitching mechanics could use some work (Video)

Tracy McGrady had a workout Wednesday at Constellation Field — the home of the Sugar Land Skeeters — that was available to the media. Thankfully for us, KBME in Houston grabbed some video of him pitching so that we could finally see how he looks. Though McGrady doesn’t look bad as a pitcher, his mechanics […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady Pitches During Workout With Sugar Land Skeeters (Video)

Tracy McGrady was serious about pursuing a pro baseball career, and he’s taken his first steps by trying to earn a contract with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent Atlantic Baseball League. “This will be huge,” McGrady told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “This will be so gratifying, even if I just go out there and pitch one inning the whole season, this will be...
Via Thacover2
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady Pitches During Workout With Sugar Land Skeeters (Video)

Tracy McGrady was serious about pursuing a pro baseball career, and he’s taken his first steps by trying to earn a contract with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent Atlantic Baseball League. “This will be huge,” McGrady told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “This will be so gratifying, even if I just go out there and pitch one inning the whole season, this will be...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady Pitches During Workout With Sugar Land Skeeters (Video)

Tracy McGrady is taking baby steps toward fulfilling his dream of carving out a professional baseball career. McGrady, who retired from the NBA last summer after an illustrious basketball career, took the mound Wednesday during a workout with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. The 34-year-old is trying to earn a contract with the club as a pitcher. “This...
Via NESN.com
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tracy McGrady shows off pitching mechanics

Tracy McGrady wants back into the professional sports world. But he won't be attempting a comeback in the NBA. No, he wants into professional baseball, instead.Fortunately, the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League were willing to give the former NBA All-Star a crack at baseball, namely as a pitcher.Seen here is McGrady showing off his mechanics during a recent 20-minute...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Here Is Tracy McGrady Working On His Pitching Mechanics

By now, you’ve probably heard about Tracy McGrady’s mission to become a professional baseball player. He’s currently in camp with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, and has already included a 20-minute pitching session against minor league hitters on Monday, during which he hit in the high 80s on the radar gun. But enough of...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

McGrady talks about his quest to play pro baseball

Baseball was Tracy McGrady's first love. His talent as a basketball player pushed baseball aside in high school, but he never gave up his dream to play again. So at age 34 after a 15-year career in the NBA, the 6-foot-8 McGrady is trying to earn a contract as a pitcher with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. ''This will be huge,'' he...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady Taking His Cuts With the Sugar Land Skeeters?

All of us remember that “Be like Mike” commercial from when a lot of us were younger. (Please take a second to look at the Gatorade bottle to see how long we have been wanting to be like him.) For former San Antonio Spurs player Tracy McGrady, it seems he still hasn’t gotten desire out of his system. During his youth, he was known as an excellent pitcher who could...
Via Project Spurs
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

#ThrowbackThursday Basketball – Tracy McGrady scores 13 points in 35 seconds

#ThrowbackThursday Basketball – Tracy McGrady scores 13 points in 35 seconds   This regular season game between the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs included one of the greatest comebacks in NBA history. The protagonist was Tracy McGrady, who managed to put up an unbelievable performance, arguably the best half-minute comeback in the history of the league. We go...
Via Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady confirms intentions to play baseball

Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady confirmed his intentions to play baseball, saying to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown that the attempt is “not a gimmick.” McGrady retired from the NBA in August and it has been reported that he can throw a 90 MPH fastball. The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball said in a statement Tuesday they are continue to monitor...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Retired NBA star Tracy McGrady making the switch to baseball

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady has a new sports career on his mind. The retired seven-time NBA All-Star has plans to make the switch to baseball. TMac will be a pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters, a team in the independent Atlantic League. “Just having a tryout for a minor league team is more fulfilling than anything I can imagine as far as baseball,” McGrady told ESPN.com by...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

McGrady working with Clemens in pursuit of baseball career

Last week, ex-NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy revealed that former NBA star Tracy McGrady is planning on pursuing a baseball career as a pitcher and he is already drawing the attention of the Houston-area Atlantic League Sugar Land Skeeters. Tuesday, the Skeeters released a statement regarding their interest in McGrady: "Tracy McGrady is one of the most elite athletes of this era and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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