Tracy McGrady announces retirement from NBA

Tracy McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star, announced his retirement from the NBA Monday on ESPN’s First Take.

“It’s been 16 years playing the game I love. I’ve had a great run, but it’s time for it to come to an end,” McGrady said on ESPN’s “First Take.”

However, McGrady did leave the door open to play overseas.

“Officially retired from the NBA. Door’s still open.”

McGrady, 34, averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in a career that started in 1997, when he was drafted ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors out of high school.

McGrady, averaging 32.1 points, won his first of two NBA scoring titles in the 2002-03 season, becoming the youngest player in ABA-NBA history to achieve the feat. He repeated as league scoring champ in 2003-04.

McGrady signed with the San Antonio Spurs in April but never got a chance to play.

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