Jun 5, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (left) talks with shooting guard Tracy McGrady during practice for game one of the 2013 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NBA News: Tracy McGrady Retires from the NBA

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And he never got that elusive championship–although, he did make it out of the first round. Tracy McGrady announced that he’d be officially retiring from the NBA today on ESPN’s popular show “First Take.”

McGrady didn’t finish his career playing the best basketball that he could’ve. He played a stint in China before coming back to the NBA and signing with the Spurs before their run to the NBA Finals.

McGrady was a seven time All-Star player and led the league in scoring twice. He had nine straight seasons with a PER over 20. He scored over 24 points for nine straight seasons and is one of the only players to finish a season with a PER of at least 30.

He was one of the best players in the league during his stints with the Orlando Magic and the Houston Rockets. He was arguably better than all of the guards in the league at the time.

McGrady was one of the most talented players to ever touch a basketball court. He was consistently a top 10 player during the prime of his career and will likely be a Hall of Fame player.

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