Who does TMac think he is, Jordan?
ESPN commentator Jeff Van Gundy said Friday on a telecast that retired Houston Rocket and Orlando Magic star Tracy McGrady could try his hand at baseball. No, for real.
From For The Win:
“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.”
Based on my extensive knowledge of the game of baseball, wait no, I have none. But it's a little crazy that McGrady can still (reportedly) throw that fast at his age. McGrady's 34, a little bit past his prime, and that's before you factor the injuries. McGrady actually tore the labrum in his shoulder a few years ago, which probably can't help matters.
But hey, if he pulls it off, that would be a cool story. And his penchant for naps would be perfect for the dugout!