Earlier this morning on ESPN’s First Take, the great Tracy McGrady announced his retirement from the NBA. At 34 years old, and after 16 years in the Association, it’s a sad day and the end of an era. After career averages of 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists a game, T-Mac did say he would consider playing overseas. But more than likely, all McGrady-inspired attention will now shift to his Hall of Fame candidacy.
We’ve been watching him since he was a teenager – it’s hard to remember a time before he was in the NBA. His career is an illustrious one. We’ve covered T-Mac’s 10 Greatest Dunks already, but we wanted to go a little deeper. Here are the 15 greatest moments that have defined T-Mac’s legend:
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15. 2001: T-Mac puts 44 on Allen Iverson and the Sixers, knocks down his first career game-winner:
14 & 13. 2003: T-Mac hangs a combined 74 points on Michael Jordan and the Wizards in two meetings in the same season: