Tracy McGrady wants to leave China after being frustrated with bad judgement calls made by Chinese Basketball Association officials. The 33-year-old former two-time NBA player has been playing this season in country, but it doesn’t sound like he will be sticking around much longer.
McGrady recently took to his Weibo account, which is China’s equivalent to Twitter to vent his frustrations.
“This bad officiating has to change. No way, I’m coming back if the officiating continues to be this errant. CBA has to do a better job with these officials. My team plays hard every night, and the 3 blind mice take it away from us!”
For these comments, McGrady was fined about $1,600 and suspended for one game in what the CBA called “adverse social impact.” On the plus side they also suspended the head referee for 10 games and his assistants for five.
According to the BeijingCream.com, T-Mac had legitimate reasons to be so upset.
“McGrady didn’t get a foul call when he went up for a shot late his team’s game on Wednesday. The opposing team, Bayi, also seemed to benefit from not losing the ball when it looked like they committed a shot clock violation in the final minute. Instead of T-Mac’s Qingdao team getting the ball down 93-90, Bayi hit a three-pointer to go up 96-90, the site reported.”
“T-Mac’s coach ended up pulling his players off the floor in protest,” it added.