Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady was born on May 24, 1979.
McGrady was a promising young basketball player who made the jump from high school straight into the NBA. He quickly found success starring alongside his cousin Vince Carter on the Toronto Raptors, helping set single-season win records for the young franchise.
McGrady went on to become one of the most prolific scorers in the NBA and one of its biggest stars. He made seven All-Star Games, won two scoring titles and was named to seven All-NBA teams while playing for the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets.
The one shortcoming of McGrady's NBA resume is his lack of playoff success. As a player, he never made it out of the first round of the playoffs until his last season, in 2013 with the San Antonio Spurs. By then, he was a reserve who almost never played.
Many experts believe that his inability to lead a team out of the first round of the playoffs will be the main obstacle in his entry into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame.