Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. (born May 24, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a seven-time NBA All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, and a two-time NBA scoring champion (2003–2004). McGrady played as a swingman.
McGrady entered the NBA straight from high school after being selected in the 1997 NBA Draft with the ninth overall pick in the first round by the Toronto Raptors. He played in the NBA for the Raptors, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, and San Antonio Spurs. He has also played for the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association. In 2013, he announced his retirement from the NBA.
McGrady was ranked #75 on SLAM Magazine's "Top 75 Players of All-Time" in 2003. McGrady's style of play has been compared to that of George Gervin.
On August 14th, Kobe Bryant, on Kobe Up Close, called Tracy McGrady the toughest player he ever played against. Bryant said, "He had all the skills and all the athleticism but he was 6'9," explaining why McGrady was his toughest adversary...
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