Tracy McGrady may attempt a baseball career, says Jeff Van Gundy

February 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell

Tracy McGrady retired from professional basketball after last season, and word is that he may be gearing up for a second career in sports. During the Friday night game between the Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN commentator Jeff Van Gundy hinted that T-Mac was considering playing baseball.

“I think he’s going to play independent league baseball as a pitcher this year,” Van Gundy said. “I’m being serious. I’ve heard from sources in Houston — seriously — that he’s throwing over 90 miles per hour.”

Van Gundy said McGrady planned to join the Sugar Land Skeeters, best known as the team that Roger Clemens briefly pitched for in 2012.

McGrady obviously has a history in the Houston area — he played for the Rockets for six years, including the tail end of his spectacular prime. Still, there had been no rumblings about this before Van Gundy’s comments.

It will be interesting to see if it ever actually happens.

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