|Feb. 4 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET22:08 GMT6:08 3:08 PM MST5:08 PM EST2:08 UAE (+1)23:0817:08 ET4:08 PM CT20:08 - McGrady plans to try pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. A statement from the team says that it is a "lifelong dream" of McGrady's to play baseball. It also says that the 6-foot-8 McGrady has "demonstrated skill, determination and diligence during his training program." The team says it looks forward to monitoring his progress in a new sport.
Analysis: The 34-year-old McGrady played for several NBA teams, including the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic. He last played in the 2011-12 season. The Skeeters last made national headlines when Roger Clemens pitched two games for them in 2012 at age 50.
|Aug. 26 9:07 AM PT10:07 AM MT11:07 AM CT12:07 PM ET16:07 GMT0:07 9:07 AM MST11:07 AM EST20:07 UAE18:0712:07 ET11:07 AM CT15:07 - McGrady says he is retiring from the NBA.
Analysis: The seven-time All-Star announced his decision on ESPN and Twitter on Monday morning. McGrady spent 16 seasons in the NBA playing for the Raptors, Magic, Rockets, Knicks, Pistons and Hawks. He finished his career last season by signing with the San Antonio Spurs late in the year. After being drafted by Toronto out of high school in 1997, McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in a career that was curtailed by injuries.