Tracy McGrady rips Chinese referees as ‘three blind mice,’ threatens to leave league
Tracy McGrady has been playing in the Chinese Basketball Association this season, and it doesn’t sound like things are going very well. The former two-time NBA scoring champion ripped the referees after a recent loss, calling them “three blind mice” while threatening to leave the league after the season if the calls didn’t start improving.
Here’s what he wrote on his Weibo account, which is China’s equivalent to Twitter:
Based on this post by BeijingCream.com, it seems like T-Mac and his team had a legitimate reason to be 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.
T-Mac’s coach ended up pulling his players off the floor in protest.
Overall, things are not going too well for McGrady. According to standings posted at Asia-Basket, McGrady’s team is last in the league at 2-17.
You can watch video of the ending from Wednesday’s game below: