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    Report: Tracy McGrady refuses to play game in China due to arena being too cold

    In a cold gymnasium (reportedly 5 degrees above zero) in Binzhou, Shandong province, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady of the Qingdao Eagles refused to play after being on court for only 98 seconds of an exhibition game on Tuesday.

    Fans, who paid a lot to watch T-Mac, were disappointed and threw bottles onto the court to complain about McGrady's stance. Referees ended the match prematurely in a chaotic fourth quarter.

    "The fans' support was warm but the gym was too cold. Letting him play might get him hurt. We were worried," Qingdao General Manager Sheng Xishun said.
    http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/spor...t_15952045.htm

    Wow.


    In a video of the game also posted on Sina.com, most of the 5,000 fans in the arena are seen shouting in unison for McGrady to play.

    Photos showed objects raining down on the court as security personnel escorted McGrady into the locker room.
    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1...ops-China-game
    Last edited by Fresno; 11-23-2012 at 03:00 PM.

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    Wow lol
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    From forgotten former All Star to superstar in China

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    Seems like he wants to be released there, he probably hates China

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    I thought this was going to be McGrady going all diva in China, but 5 degrees is extremely cold. He would need a hat and gloves to play in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoMeFavors View Post
    Seems like he wants to be released there, he probably hates China
    He needs to play in China to prepare himself for the NBA season because he had pre-training camp workouts where he wasn't in shape.

    Once their season ends in February he'll be ready to join the Nets in their quest for a NBA Championship.

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    5 degrees Celsius probably. Its SI units?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fresno View Post
    he needs to play in china to prepare himself for the nba season because he had pre-training camp workouts where he wasn't in shape.

    Once their season ends in february he'll be ready to join the nets in their quest for a nba championship.
    we dont want him! Give us gilbert!

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    Lol ....0 degrees...who would sit through a game that cold.

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    haha that would be impossible to play in lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Walls Era View Post
    5 degrees Celsius probably. Its SI units?
    That's still really cold for wearing a basketball jersey and shorts. What the hell are they thinking in China?

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    About 40 degrees in fahrenheit if any of you are wondering. Honestly way to dam cold to be playing basketball in.

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    40 degress what the ****

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    Thats ****ed, but thats what you sign up for in China. Your not getting catered flights and 5 star hotels. You getting business class and the Ramada Inn.

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    Chronz will defend T-Mac's decision to not play by coming up with supportive statistical data of the average temperatures in that gym.

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