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McGrady-mania as Chinese basketball season starts

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Tracy McGrady will make one of the most hotly anticipated debuts in Chinese basketball history this weekend after a fevered build-up in which he caused a near-riot at one of his sell-out appearances. 

This picture taken on November 20, 2012 shows former NBA player Tracy McGrady of the Qingdao Eagles speaking to fans after a match in Qingdao, southern China. McGrady will make one of the most hotly anticipated debuts in Chinese basketball history this weekend after a fevered build-up in which he caused a near-riot at one of his sell-out appearances.

The hype surrounding McGrady, a former team-mate of Yao Ming, has sent excitement soaring for the start of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), which will feature three former NBA All Stars for the first time.

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