Big ticket to punched ticket

Bulls could have used McGrady a decade ago, but now, the aging star isn't worth a look

Updated: December 30, 2009, 6:38 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Was it really almost 10 years ago when Jerry Krause met a 21-year-old millionaire at O'Hare, figuratively down on bended knee, blank check in hand?

Has it been nearly a decade since the once-proud, six-time NBA champions wooed the 6-foot-8 combo guard from Mars, Tracy McGrady, the "next" Michael Jordan, with a brass band and dancing girls and a costumed mascot?

What's that saying? Like sands through the hourglass ...

In the summer ...

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