(Editors Note: I'm not that versed in basketball. Please bear with me.)
Tracy McGrady is channeling his inner Michael Jordan. The seven-time All-Star is reportedly considering a baseball career. He's not attempting to pursue any baseball career; he's attempting to become a pitcher. Reports have said that McGrady can touch 91 miles per hour on the radar gun and that he is working out with Roger Clemens to get his arm into shape. This is actually happening.
The 34-year-old is looking for a workout with the Sugar Land Skeeters, the same team that Roger Clemens pitched for while he was making a comeback at age 50 in 2012. McGrady retired from basketball following the 2013 season, but even prior to that he was looking to pursue a baseball career. He was even trying to play both at one time, according to this 2001-2002 interview:
Here is the original report:
McGrady was a fantastic basketball player, but the question is: could he really make it in the sport of baseball? Aside from trying to make it a career, McGrady actually will part own another baseball team that is set to begin playing in Biloxi, Mississippi in 2015. He said then when he was announced as owner:
I love baseball. That was my first love," he said. "Even to this day I love baseball more than I love basketball."
That is pretty hardcore for a player that has over 18,000 points, 4,000 assists, and 5,000 rebounds playing professional basketball. Hopefully, he can make baseball a career as well.