HoopsHype Tracy McGrady rumors

August 26, 2013 Updates
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At least one NBA star is willing to say it -- Kobe Bryant is a much tougher opponent than his airness, Michael Jordan was ... at least according to Tracy McGrady. (Pause for lightning bolts) McGrady was responding to Kobe's recent comment that T-Mac was the hardest player he ever had to guard -- so, we expected him to throw a little praise back at Kobe. But watch his comments at LAX -- McGrady wasn't just being nice ... and actually went out of his way to say it's "not even close" who his toughest assignment was on the court. Remember, McGrady checked Jordan during MJ's final title run in Chicago ... when he was still making players look foolish. TMZ.com

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I remember being in a scrum with Trady McGrady at the NBA Finals talking about his experiences in China and him telling us he found some restaurant in every city in the league that served “American” food and that he seldom went out so there are those who don’t assimilate at all. But I also remember talking to Matt Bonner on several occasions where he explained how much fun he had, and how much history he soaked up, during his time in Italy so there are extremes and it really depends on the willingness of the person to grow as men. Toronto Star

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In a pre-game press conference in Nanning, McGrady said he might come back to China Basketball Association (CBA) league despite its under par competitive environment. "For those who have played years in NBA and still want to prolong their career like me, CBA is a great alternative," said McGrady who played a whole CBA season before he joined the Spurs, clutched 25 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game, and his all-star performance help him sustain his highly respectable status in China. China.org.cn

July 3, 2013 Updates

First, let’s do a roll call shall we? The following were present at the game, either participating in the game or watching from the sidelines: Yao Ming, Tracy Mcgrady, Joakim Noah, Metta World Peace, Luis Scola, George Hill, Kyle Lowry, Ricky Rubio, Chris Singleton, John Wall, Damian Lillard, Jrue Holiday, Chinese players Yi Jianlian, Wang Zhelin, Sun Yue, Liu Wei, Wang Zhi Zhi and super-famous Brazil and Real Madrid soccer/futbol player Kaka. Yes, that Kaka. (Bonus: Here’s a hilarious picture of Kaka with Yao and Wang Zhi Zhi from last night.) SLAM

June 26, 2013 Updates

Aquille Carr’s professional career in China has begun. After posting 15 points and 8 assists in Chengdu followed by 9 points and 7 assists in Shenzhen against the Bayi Rockets during the USA Legends Tour, Carr was offered a contract in China for next season. “How does it feel to have your first CBA contract offer?” Qingdao Double Star owner Max Shicanbin asked Carr. Shocked, Carr said that he would have to talk with his agent. But Tracy McGrady stepped in and volunteered to assume the role, playing both sides of the fence with the owner of the club he played for until he joined the Spurs. SLAM

“We want stability,” McGrady said in his new role of player representative. “We also want a guaranteed contract and position on the team.” SLAMonline had the chance to talk with Carr after the game, and he was humbled by the opportunity to spend an entire season in China. SLAM

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