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Tracy McGrady Biography

Tracy McGrady was born May 24, 1979 and is an American professional basketball player who has most recently played with the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA.

Entering the league after graduating from high school, McGrady eventually became a seven-time All-Star. He led the league in scoring in 2003 and 2004. He has also played for the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, and Detroit Pistons. McGrady was ranked 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.

In 2002, McGrady signed a longterm partnership with Adidas, agreeing to an endorsement deal that will last through his playing career and beyond. He also appeared on the cover of NBA Live 07.

McGrady has traveled to the Darfurian refugee camps in Chad with John Prendergast and Omer Ismail of the ENOUGH Project. McGrady is actively recruiting NBA players to support a sister schools initiative linking schools in Darfurian refugee camps to American middle schools, high schools and universities.

In 2009, McGrady changed his jersey number to #3. He made the switch to promote his humanitarian efforts in the Darfur region of the Sudan and a documentary on his summer 2007 visits to refugee camps in the region. The documentary is called 3 Points. However, he went back to wearing # 1 when he joined the Pistons.

New York Knicks (2010)On February 18, 2010, McGrady was traded to the New York Knicks as part of a three-team trade involving Houston, New York, and the Sacramento Kings.On February 20, 2010, McGrady made his debut for the Knicks against the Oklahoma City Thunder, to a sold-out Madison Square Garden, amid many "We Want T-Mac!" chants. He scored 26 points, grabbed 4 rebounds, and dished 5 assists in 32 minutes of play as New York lost in overtime. This was McGrady's first game since December 23, 2009 against the Orlando Magic. His first win as a member of the Knicks came six days later, in a 23-point effort against the Washington Wizards.

Detroit Pistons (2010–2011)On August 16, 2010, McGrady signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Pistons.On December 7, 2010, McGrady returned to Houston for the first time to a mixture of applause and boos from the home crowd and scored 11 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, and dished 3 assists in a 97–83 loss. On January 14, 2011, McGrady scored a season-high of 22 points in a 101–95 win over the Toronto Raptors. McGrady averaged 8.0 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in 23.4 minutes for the Pistons but they failed to make the playoffs for the second year in a row.

Atlanta Hawks (2011–2012)On December 7, 2011, ESPN reported that McGrady agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks for the veteran minimum. In his debut as a Hawk, McGrady finished with 12 points, 2 rebounds, a steal and a block in less than 20 minutes of action in a 106–70 blowout win over the New Jersey Nets. Less than a week later, on January 2, 2012, McGrady scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of a game against the then-undefeated Miami Heat, to lead the Hawks to a comeback victory. Over the season, he averaged a career-low 5.3 points per game in 16 minutes per game.

Qingdao Eagles (2012–2013)On October 9, 2012, McGrady signed a one-year deal with the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association.In the CBA, McGrady shot 49.6% overall from the field, making 239 out of 482 total shot attempts, shooting 56.1% on 2 point field goal attemptsand 33.3% on 3 point field goal attempts, making 46 out of 138. He also averaged 25.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.6 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game. His team finished in last place in the CBA 2012–13 league standings, with a record of 8 wins and 24 losses.

San Antonio Spurs (2013)On April 16, 2013, McGrady signed with the San Antonio Spurs just before their season finale, making him eligible to play for them in the playoffs. He chose to wear the No. 1 jersey. The 2012–13 season was the first of McGrady's NBA career that he did not play a regular-season game. McGrady got his first minutes as a Spur against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, logging one assist and one steal. In Game 2 of the NBA Finals, McGrady played his first minutes in a championship series, logging two rebounds and two assists. The Spurs lost the series in seven games.

On August 26, 2013, McGrady announced his retirement from the NBA on ESPN's First Take.

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Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady Makes Pitching Debut for Sugar Land Skeeters

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 2:24 pm

Tracy Mcgrady PitchingIn February we reported that former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady would be pursuing a baseball career as a pitcher with the Sugar Land Skeeters in the independent Atlantic League. When he announced his intentions to play baseball he said it was simply to fulfill a "lifelong dream." Well, he has finally made that dream a reality. On Wednesday, April 16, McGrady made his professional...[Read More]

Former NBA All-Star Tracy Mcgrady in Independent League Baseball Camp

Posted on 14 February 2014 | 8:21 pm

Tracy Mcgrady BaseballTracy McGrady recently retired from the NBA after a stellar 15 year career in which he was named a 7-time NBA All-Star, led the league in scoring twice, earned All-NBA First Team twice, All-NBA Second Team three times, and All-NBA Third Team twice. So, what is a former NBA star to do after retirement? Yep, you said it, try to earn a professional baseball contract. Last week the...[Read More]

Magic to Honor Former All-Star Tracy McGrady on Opening Night

Posted on 1 November 2013 | 9:41 pm

Tracy Mcgrady Autograph SigningThe Orlando Magic will be honoring former all-star Tracy McGrady during its regular season opener on Friday, November 1. McGrady, who grew up in Auburndale, Florida, will be the first of several players the team is honoring during its "Legends Nights", which is a part of the teams 25th anniversary season-long celebration. McGrady grew up in Florida and starred at Auburndale High...[Read More]

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