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- Updated: September 2, 2014
After working out with Kobe Bryant in August, free agent guard Tracy McGrady is attempting a comeback to the NBA. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, McGrady worked out with Kobe at a Southern California gym to test the preparedness of his body, and seeing if it could lead to a NBA return.
“Yes, I was working out with K.B. to get in shape and see how my body feels,” McGrady told Yahoo Sports in an email Tuesday night.
“The comeback will not happen, unless I have the drive whenever I get back,” McGrady told Yahoo in the email.
The status of McGrady’s body and overall health seemingly will be the deciding factor as if he is to return to the NBA or not. Wojnarowski also reported that at least two NBA teams were contacted to gauge their interest in McGrady, but none gave a desire to explore the possibility.
Already with a deal for a basketball tour in China, it would almost be impossible for McGrady to be with an NBA team by the start of training camp.
McGrady retired from the NBA in 2013 after a short run with the San Antonio Spurs who fell short in the NBA Finals to the Miami Heat.
A 7-time All-Star, McGrady has yet to win an NBA Championship, but has won two regular-season scoring titles and been named to an NBA first-or-second team five times in his 15-year career.
If his body proves ready and McGrady finds the drive, he could attempt one more run at an NBA ring, even if he signs later into the season.
McGrady had a short-lived baseball career in 2014, as he was a starting pitcher for the Sugarland Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League.
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