Tracy McGrady working out with Kobe Bryant in preparation for an NBA return

Published Add your comment

Football News

Tracy McGrady has recently retired from the sport of baseball after a stint with the Sugar Land Skeeters but it looks like the former-NBA scoring champion is looking at a return to the hardwood and is currently working out with Kobe Bryant.

Two of the greatest shooting guards

According to email sources of Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, McGrady has explained that at 35-years-old, he is making another run at the NBA with a little help from 5-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant.

McGrady has joined forces with fellow shooting guard Bryant, the pair have been working out in order to see whether T-Mac's body can withstand the grind of an NBA comeback season, much like the one the Black Mamba is also attempting to conquer.

McGrady explained: "Yes, I was working out with K.B. to get in shape and see how my body feels"

Following retirement

The former shooting guard had played 15 seasons in the NBA with many franchises before calling an end on his remarkable career last August, he last played with the San Antonio Spurs but failed to score a single point throughout their 2013 post season run at an NBA championship, culminating in a loss to the Miami Heat in the finals.

Following his departure from the Spurs, McGrady then ventured to China where he would play for the Qingdao Eagles in their 2012/13 campaign, after that the former-NBA star switched his sports attention as he became a rather useful pitcher in his short pursuit in baseball.

Now it is less than three months since he announced his retirement from baseball and the 35-year-old is already eyeing up a return to the hardwood as he attempts to ready his body for the fight of an NBA season.

In his younger days, McGrady's athleticism was through the roof and his high flying dunks defined him as a basketball star, he was a lethal scorer but in his latter years, injuries continued to plague him and eventually break down the body of the 7-time All-Star.

McGrady also said: "The comeback will not happen, unless I have the drive whenever I get back,"

Now the interest in the players services are unknown at this point but it will be intriguing to see whether he can return to a fitness level adequate for the NBA and make a reasonable contribution to a wanting franchise.

Kobe Bryant

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again