Former NBA All-Star McGrady joins Chinese team

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Associated Press

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 10 at 4:00 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady says he is heading for China to play for the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles in the Chinese Basketball Association.

The 33-year-old McGrady said on his official Website he is excited to play for the Eagles in eastern China and that "it will be an honor" to play for the Chinese people.

A woman who answered the phone Wednesday at the basketball club said she had no information. McGrady's announcement did not give terms for the one-year contract.

He played for the Atlanta Hawks last season. McGrady is the latest NBA player to join the CBA. Stephon Marbury led the Beijing Ducks to the CBA championship in 2011-12.

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