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Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
Position: -
Born: 05/24/79
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Earnings: $163,057,818 ($830,159*)

Tracy McGrady wants to create a 1-on-1 basketball league

Tracy McGrady may be giving Ice Cube’s BIG3 league a run for their money. The retired former All-Star appeared Thursday on “NBA HooperVision,” a broadcast on NBA League Pass. While on the air, McGrady revealed that he has plans to create a new basketball league called the OBA (which stands for “Ones Basketball Association”). The league will be a professional one-on-one league for adults 18 and over. “I’m creating something, a one-on-one league that I’m creating,” McGrady said. “Nationwide. Not a tournament, a league … 18 and up … It’s called OBA. Ones Basketball Association. Coming to you.”

“Isiah fell in love with him,” said Glen Grunwald, who was Thomas’s top assistant with the Raptors when they drafted McGrady ninth in 1997, and he was the general manager for the Raptors when McGrady left for Orlando in 2000. “Isiah had this theory at the time that maybe it could be a bit like where we’re at right now, what the Raptors are doing (with Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam), he had the ‘Raptor four’ — a long, 6-8, 6-9 forward who had multiple skills, could switch out, guard all sorts of positions, play all over the floor, be a playmaker, be a shot-maker. They weren’t easy to find. “Isiah was just excited by his potential. It turned out that he was right.”
“In my opinion, he’s the most like (Durant) that I’ve ever seen,” added Monty Williams, who said he worked out extra hard after McGrady’s first year in Orlando because guarding him in practice was so difficult. “A guy that long, that quick, that athletic, that had no weakness in his game. If you took his left away, he could go right. If you took his right away, he could go left. If you crowded him, he could go by you. If you backed off, he could shoot it from eight feet behind the line. In transition, there was nothing he didn’t see.