Post by Jon Pastuszek
October 25, 2012
Ever wonder what it’d be like if you hired a bunch of basketball players to act as your team of personal bodyguards? Well, wonder no more because that’s exactly what happened yesterday when Tracy McGrady landed in the place he’ll be calling home for the next season, Qingdao, Shandong province. Greeted and mobbed outside the terminal exit by what looks like hundreds of eager fans, McGrady and his soon-to-be Eagles teammates swam through the crowd and eventually left the premises safe, sound and unscathed. But not without a little China-style pushing and shoving. Which is totally acceptable in this country, by the way.
Here are the pictures. And just in case you weren’t sure: Yeah, T-Mac is huge in China.
UPDATE: And here’s video of the whole thing going down, courtesy of Anthony Tao at Beijing Cream.