Tracy McGrady: The Magical Career and Transcendence

December 17th, 2010 by Bjorn Zetterberg Leave a reply »
Tracy Lamar McGrady was a breakout star at Auburndale High School for three years before transferring to Mt. Zion Academy for his senior year and was drafted ninth in the ’97 draft by the Toronto Raptors.  It sounds like a sentence off of a Wikipedia page, but it was off the top of my head. I swear. 

I know a lot of useless facts about T-Mac, because since his days with Toronto, Tracy has been my sports hero.  His current play with the Pistons is quite depressing compared to how good he was, and the role he takes on is humbling. presents a nostalgic look back at the career of Tracy McGrady and the special efforts that he is doing off the court.

In the year 2000, all any of my friends could talk about was the greatest slam dunk contest in history. It was when Vince Carter hit the scene and blew everyone away in the event.  Not only was it a great individual performance, but Tracy McGrady and Rocket’s star Steve Francis filled out the lineup, helping make it a great show. Although Vince’s dunks blew everyone away, I was impressed with T-Mac’s dunks. Any other year leading up to that contest, ...

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