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Tracy McGrady is Wary of All-Star New Orleans

Michael Grange of the Globe & Mail reports on comments McGrady made today:

Count Tracy McGrady as concerned about the National Basketball Association taking their All-Star Game to New Orleans next season. Concerned enough that the Houston Rockets All-Star may not attend.

"If I don't feel like it's going to be safe, if I'm on that team, I will think about not going," said McGrady as the Houston Rockets were preparing for tonight's match-up with the visiting Toronto Raptors.

McGrady was responding to questions about last week's All-Star Game in Las Vegas, which has been dogged by reports of threatening and criminal behaviour by fans drawn to the city by the three-day NBA showcase.

"That was the first thing I thought about [regarding the game being held in New Orleans next season]," said McGrady. "I thought about how much safety and security there's going to be for the players. I don't think it's the right city right now. Safety has to come first."