Former NBA All-Star McGrady joins Chinese team
BEIJING (AP) - Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady said he is headed for China to play for the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles in the Chinese Basketball Association.
The 33-year-old McGrady will be the highest-profile player in the CBA. Because he played with Chinese basketball star Yao Ming during their days with the Houston Rockets, he is already well known in China and his contract has been the headline news in China's major sports news sites.
McGrady's announcement on his website on Tuesday did not give terms for the one-year contract. Chinese media reports say the contract is worth at least US$1 million (S$1.24 million).
McGrady said he is excited to play for the Eagles in eastern China and that "it will be an honour" to play for the Chinese people.