Tracy McGrady Net Worth 2024, Biography, Age, Height

By Alice Moreno

Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr., known as T-Mac, was born on May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida. He is a renowned retired American basketball player, celebrated for his impactful career in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He debuted on October 31, 1997, after being the 9th overall pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 1997 draft. Standing 6 ft 8 in tall and weighing 225 lb, McGrady played as a shooting guard/small forward and shot with his right hand. He played in the NBA for 17 years, earning significant recognition and awards.

T-Mac is a seven-time NBA All-Star and has been selected for All-NBA teams seven times. He clinched the NBA scoring champion title twice and received the NBA Most Improved Player Award in 2001. With career averages of 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game, McGrady has been acknowledged as one of the greatest scorers and shooting guards in the league’s history. In recognition of his achievements and contributions to the sport, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.

Off the court, McGrady has a net worth of $85 million, strengthened by endorsements from brands like Adidas and career earnings adding up to $162,425,370. He is married to Clerenda McGrady, and the couple is blessed with four children.

Quick Facts About Tracy McGrady

NameTracy McGrady
Full NameTracy Lamar McGrady Jr.
NicknameT-Mac, The Big Sleep
Birth44 (May 24, 1979)
BirthplaceBartow, Florida, U.S.
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
Height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
ProfessionAmerican Basketball Player (retd.)
Debut DateOctober 31, 1997
Draft1997: 1st round, 9th overall pick (Toronto Raptors)
PositionShooting Guard / Small Forward
ShootsRight
Jersey Number1, 3
PPG19.6
RPG5.6
APG4.4
Experience17 Years
Net Worth$85 Million
EndorsementsAdidas
Career Earnings$162,425,370
FatherTracy McGrady Sr.
MotherMelanise Williford
SiblingsChancellor McGrady
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseClerenda McGrady
Children4

Tracy McGrady Biography

Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr., or “T-Mac,” began his NBA journey straight from high school. He was drafted ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors in 1997 and started with limited playing time. Over the years, his role grew, pairing with cousin Vince Carter. By 2000, McGrady joined the Orlando Magic and gained fame as a top scorer. He later moved to the Houston Rockets in 2004, forming a remarkable duo with Yao Ming. Unfortunately, injuries marked his later years, and by 2013, after brief periods with the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles and the San Antonio Spurs, he retired.

Post-retirement, McGrady becoming an ESPN basketball analyst. He also pursued baseball briefly in 2014, pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters. McGrady was known for his scoring skills as a basketball player, standing 6 ft 8 in and weighing 225 lb. Throughout his career, he averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game. His accolades include seven All-NBA honours, two NBA scoring titles, and seven All-Star selections. In 2017, he earned a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

T-Mac’s playing style was smooth, drawing comparisons to George Gervin. He had a knack for scoring effortlessly, both inside the paint and beyond the arc. Despite his talents, he faced criticism, mainly for not leading teams past the playoffs’ first round. Yet, many defended him, attributing the team’s failures to unfavorable circumstances rather than his performance. Over time, McGrady has been consistently ranked among the NBA’s greatest, with various publications placing him within their top lists of all-time best players.

Tracy McGrady Net Worth

Tracy McGrady Net Worth

Tracy McGrady, a former American professional basketball player, has accumulated a net worth of $85 Million. Throughout his basketball career, McGrady’s earnings amounted to $162,425,370. This significant income has positioned him among the wealthier retired athletes from the NBA.

Net Worth Growth

Tracy McGrady Net Worth in 2023$85 Million
Tracy McGrady Net Worth in 2022$79 Million
Tracy McGrady Net Worth in 2021$72 Million
Tracy McGrady Net Worth in 2020$65 Million
Tracy McGrady Net Worth in 2019$59 Million
Tracy McGrady Net Worth in 2018$53 Million

Source: CAknowledge

Estimated Career Earnings

TEAMYEARAWARDSSALARY
Toronto Raptors1997-98$1,359,360
1998-99$1,258,024
1999-00$1,767,120
Orlando Magic2000-01ALL NBA (2ND)$9,660,000
2001-02ALL NBA (1ST)$10,865,250
2002-03ALL NBA (1ST)$12,072,500
2003-04ALL NBA (2ND)$13,279,750
Houston Rocket2004-05ALL NBA (3RD)$14,487,000
2005-06$15,694,250
2006-07ALL NBA (2ND)$16,901,500
2007-08ALL NBA (3RD)$19,014,187
2008-09$20,370,437
New York Knicks2009-10$23,239,562
Detroit Pistons2010-11$1,352,181
Atlanta Hawks2011-12$1,088,341
San Antonio Spurs2012-13$15,908
Est. Earnings(16 seasons)$162,425,370
TEAMSEASONSSALARY
Toronto Raptors3 seasons$4,384,504
Orlando Magic4 seasons$45,877,500
Houston Rocket5 seasons$86,467,374
New York Knicks1 seasons$23,239,562
Detroit Pistons1 seasons$1,352,181
Atlanta Hawks1 seasons$1,088,341
San Antonio Spurs1 seasons$15,908

Source: Spotrac-cash-earnings

Tracy McGrady Early Life

Tracy McGrady was born on May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida. During his early years, he played basketball and baseball at Auburndale High School. After three years, he transferred to Mount Zion Christian Academy in North Carolina for his senior season. At Auburndale, he recorded averages of 23.1 points, 12.2 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4.9 blocks per game in his final year.

Despite being lesser-known in Florida, McGrady’s talent shone at the Adidas ABCD Camp. Reflecting on this, he said, “Sonny Vaccaro gave me that platform. I left that camp the No. 1 player in the nation.” With his leadership, Mt. Zion ranked second in the nation. He received numerous accolades, including being named a McDonald’s All-American and USA Today High School Basketball Player of the Year. In the 1997 Roundball Classic, he scored 13 points. During his senior year, he averaged 27.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 7.7 assists per game.

Initially, McGrady pondered joining the University of Kentucky to play college basketball. However, he chose to enter the NBA draft directly due to his potential as a lottery pick.

Tracy McGrady Career

Tracy McGrady Career

In 1997, Tracy McGrady was drafted ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors. During his rookie season in 1997-98, he struggled under head coach Darrell Walker, playing just 13 minutes per game. However, after Walker’s resignation and the appointment of Butch Carter, McGrady’s playing time increased.

The Raptors drafted Vince Carter, McGrady’s distant cousin, before the 1998-99 season. The two quickly became a dynamic duo on the court. By the 1999-2000 season, both showcased their athleticism in the All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. McGrady’s role expanded significantly, and he even contended for the Sixth Man of the Year Award. On April 4, 2000, he scored 28 points against the Pistons. With McGrady’s and Carter’s help, the Raptors made their first-ever playoff appearance, though the New York Knicks defeated them in the first round.

From 2000 to 2001, Tracy McGrady played for the Orlando Magic after leaving Toronto. He signed with Orlando due to his desire for a leading role and his wish to be in Florida, also expecting to team up with Grant Hill. However, Hill’s frequent injuries pushed McGrady into a significant scoring and leadership position. McGrady’s impressive performance in the 2000-01 season made him an All-Star and earned him the Most Improved Player award. However, the Magic were eliminated in the playoffs by the Bucks.

In the 2001–02 season, McGrady achieved All-NBA First Team selection and averaged 25.6 points. The Magic were eliminated in the first playoff round by the Hornets. 

The following season, 2002-03, McGrady secured his first scoring title but faced playoff disappointment against the Pistons despite initially having a 3-1 lead. By the 2003-04 season, McGrady earned his second scoring title, but tensions rose with the Magic management, and the team missed the playoffs. During this time, renowned figures like Vince Carter, Doc Rivers, and John Weisbrod were connected with McGrady’s career trajectory. 

In 2003, Tracy McGrady played for the U.S. men’s basketball team at the FIBA Americas Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He scored 16 points, leading the U.S. to a win over Venezuela. However, he missed a game due to a back injury. 

The team qualified for the 2004 Olympics after defeating Puerto Rico, a game which witnessed an altercation involving McGrady. This incident led to fans throwing objects on the court. The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal, beating Argentina and completing the tournament undefeated. McGrady averaged 12.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game with significant shooting accuracy.

From 2004 to 2005, Tracy McGrady played for the Houston Rockets, partnering with Yao Ming after a significant trade from the Orlando Magic. That season, he famously scored 13 points in just 35 seconds against the San Antonio Spurs. Despite initial struggles, Houston ended the season with 51 wins. In the 2005-06 season, injuries limited McGrady to 47 games, and the Rockets missed the playoffs. 

The 2006-07 season saw Houston lose in the playoffs to the Utah Jazz in seven games, with McGrady taking personal responsibility for the loss. The following season, the Rockets achieved a 22-game winning streak, though they were eliminated by the Jazz again in the playoffs. 

The 2008-09 season was marked by McGrady’s health issues, culminating in a season-ending surgery. By the 2009-10 season, his time in Houston ended, and he was traded to the New York Knicks in February 2010.

In the 2010-11 season, Tracy McGrady played for the Detroit Pistons, averaging 8 points per game. He had impressive performances, such as scoring 22 points against the Raptors on January 14, 2011, and putting up 14 points, 10 assists, and 8 rebounds against the Heat on January 28, 2011. 

The following season, 2011-12, McGrady joined the Atlanta Hawks, where he averaged 5.3 points per game, the lowest in his career. By 2012-13, McGrady moved to play for the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles in China, averaging 25 points per game. In April 2013, McGrady returned to the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs. They reached the NBA Finals but lost to the Miami Heat in seven games. 

In August 2013, McGrady announced his retirement from the NBA.

Teams

YearTeamsJersey Number
1997–2000Toronto Raptors#1
2000–2004Orlando Magic#1
2005–2009Houston Rockets#1
2010Houston Rockets#3
2010New York Knicks#3
2011Detroit Pistons#1
2011–2012Atlanta Hawks#1
2012–2013Qingdao Eagles
2013San Antonio Spurs#1

Career Stats 

SEASONTMGPGSMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPGFG%3P%FT%DD2TD3
1997-98TOR641718.474.21.50.8114534.171.230
1998-99TOR49222.69.35.72.31.11.31.643.622.972.660
1999-00TOR793431.215.46.33.31.11.9245.127.770.7110
2000-01ORL777740.126.87.54.61.51.52.645.735.573.3180
2001-02ORL767638.325.67.95.31.612.545.136.474.8241
2002-03ORL757439.432.16.55.51.70.82.645.738.679.3191
2003-04ORL676739.92865.51.40.62.741.733.979.6120
2004-05HOU787840.825.76.25.71.70.72.643.132.677.4130
2005-06HOU474737.124.46.54.81.30.92.640.631.274.760
2006-07HOU717135.824.65.36.51.30.5343.133.170.7150
2007-08HOU66623721.65.15.910.52.441.929.268.451
2008-09HOU353533.715.64.451.20.4238.837.680.121
2009-10TOT302422.48.23.13.30.50.51.538.72574.600
2010-11DET723923.483.53.50.90.51.444.234.169.830
2011-12ATL52016.15.332.10.30.3143.745.567.500
Career Regular93870332.719.65.64.41.20.92.243.533.874.61374
Career Playoffs503834.522.25.751.10.92.742.62975.7120

Source: StatMuse

Transactions 

DateTransaction
Jul 9 2015San Antonio (SAS) renounced their free-agent exception rights
Aug 26 2013Retired from Professional Basketball
Apr 16 2013Signed a contract with San Antonio (SAS) for the remainder of 2012-2013
Dec 9 2011Signed a 1 year $1.35 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
Aug 10 2010Signed a 1 year $1.35 million contract with Detroit (DET)
Feb 18 2010Traded to New York (NYK) from Houston (HOU) as part of a 3-team trade: Houston (HOU) traded Joey Dorsey and Carl Landry to Sacramento (SAC); New York (NYK) traded Jordan Hill, Jared Jeffries and 2012 1st round pick to Houston (HOU); New York (NYK) traded Larry Hughes to Sacramento (SAC); Sacramento (SAC) traded Hilton Armstrong and Kevin Martin to Houston (HOU); Sacramento (SAC) traded Segio Rodriguez to New York (NYK)
Nov 1 2004Signed a 3 year $63 million veteran extension with Houston (HOU)
Jun 29 2004Traded to Houston (HOU) from Orlando (ORL) with Reece Gaines, Juwan Howard and Tyronn Lue for Calvin Cato, Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley
Aug 3 2000Signed a 7 year $93 million contract with Toronto (TOR)
Aug 3 2000Traded to Orlando (ORL) from Toronto (TOR) for 2005 1st round pick [Fran Vazquez] (#11 Fran Vazquez)
Sep 15 1997Signed a 3 year $4.7 million contract with Toronto (TOR)
Jun 25 1997Drafted by Toronto (TOR): Round 1 (#9 overall)

Source: Spotrac-transactions

Tracy McGrady Awards, Records, and Honors

Tracy McGrady, an illustrious figure in basketball, has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career. Here are some of his significant achievements, honors, and records in basketball.

NBA Awards & Recognitions:

  • 7× NBA All-Star (2001–2007)
  • 2× All-NBA First Team (2002, 2003)
  • 3× All-NBA Second Team (2001, 2004, 2007)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2005, 2008)
  • 2× NBA scoring champion (2003, 2004)
  • NBA Most Improved Player (2001)

International & Overseas Achievements:

  • CBA All-Star (2013)
  • Tournament of the Americas Gold Medalist (2003)
  • No. 1 retired by Qingdao Eagles (2015)

High School Honors:

  • Mr. Basketball USA (1997)
  • McDonald’s All-American (1997)
  • First-team Parade All-American (1997)

Orlando Magic Franchise Records:

  • Most points in a game: 62 (March 10, 2004 vs. Washington Wizards)
  • Most field goal attempts in a season: 1813 (2002–03)
  • Most free throws made in a season: 576 (2002–03)
  • Most points in a season: 2407 (2002–03)
  • Highest minutes per game in a season: 40.1 (2002–03)
  • Highest points per game in a season: 32.1 (2002–03)
  • Highest minutes per game in a career: 39.4
  • Highest points per game in a career: 28.1

Hall of Fame & Historical Rankings:

  • Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (September 8, 2017)
  • Ranked 77th in The Book of Basketball
  • Ranked 63rd by ESPN
  • Ranked 97th by SLAM Magazine
  • Named one of the top 20 players since the original 50 Greatest Players in NBA History by Sports Illustrated (2016)
  • Ranked 55th greatest player in NBA history by The Athletic (2021)

Tracy McGrady Jersey Number

Tracy McGrady, one of the NBA’s premier players, wore the number one jersey for the Orlando Magic. Orlando Magic superstar Penny Hardaway previously donned this jersey number. McGrady revealed on “The Pivot Podcast” that Hardaway was the primary reason behind his choice to wear number one. He shared, “Penny became my idol. Penny became my inspiration. Because I saw myself in Penny… that was my Michael Jordan.” McGrady expressed his deep admiration for Hardaway, likening his reverence for him to how many fans view NBA legend Michael Jordan.

Later in his career, McGrady switched from his iconic number one jersey to number three. This change wasn’t just about basketball. McGrady shifted to number three as part of his ‘3 points Darfur’ initiative. The campaign aimed to bring attention to his Darfur Dream Team efforts and the “3 Points” documentary. This switch echoed his commitment to causes beyond the basketball court.

Following McGrady’s transition to number three, the number 1 jersey was taken by the Rockets’ new acquisition, Trevor Ariza. The details of McGrady’s jersey change were finalized, allowing Ariza to adopt the number 1 officially.

Tracy McGrady Post Retirement

After retiring from basketball, Tracy McGrady shifted his attention to professional baseball. In 2014, he worked with Roger Clemens and pursued a position as a pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. By April, McGrady made it to the team’s Opening Day roster. After playing in the Atlantic League All-Star Game and recording his first strikeout in July, he announced his retirement from baseball.

McGrady also got involved in business investments. He invested in Dasdak, a technology company in Washington, D.C., and Blue-04, a bottled water company in Florida. Additionally, he became an initial investor for the Minor League Baseball team, the Biloxi Shuckers. Since 2016, McGrady has offered insights as an NBA analyst for ESPN. He has also shown interest in Web3 and started his own sports agency.

In 2021, McGrady launched an app named SOLEcial. This platform lets users purchase autographed shoes, trading cards, and other collectibles directly from sellers.

Tracy McGrady Endorsements

Adidas gave him an unprecedented 6-year, $12 million deal at 18 years old. In 2002, McGrady signed a long-term partnership with Adidas, agreeing to an endorsement deal that lasted through his playing career and beyond.[97] Adidas produced a signature line of shoes for McGrady that Complex remembered as “all the buzz in the early-mid 2000s”.

Tracy McGrady Family

Tracy McGrady was born to Melanise Williford on May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida. With his father absent from daily life, Melanise, with assistance from her mother, Roberta, took on the responsibility of raising Tracy in Auburndale. Melanise worked at Disney as a housekeeper, while Roberta held a janitorial position at an elementary school.

McGrady’s younger brother is Chancellor “Chance” McGrady. Chance showcased his basketball talent by playing for the Memphis Tigers, the 2008 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament runner-up.

Interestingly, Tracy McGrady is related to fellow basketball player Vince Carter. Though not by blood, they are second cousins once removed through Carter’s step-great-grandfather. The two played as teammates for the Toronto Raptors between 1998 and 2000. They discovered their familial connection during a 1997 family reunion. A brief rift occurred between them after McGrady left the Raptors, but they quickly reconciled.

Tracy McGrady Wife and Children

Tracy McGrady and Clerenda Harris have been married since September 12, 2006. Before tying the knot, they dated for nine years. Together, they have four children: two sons, Laymen Lamar and Layden, and two daughters, Layla Clarice and Laycee.

Laymen Lamar McGrady, born on December 27, 2005, is their eldest child. He started playing the sport at just three years old as an aspiring basketball player. Now 18, Laymen has expressed a strong desire to follow in his father’s footsteps, hoping to be drafted into the NBA and, eventually, earn a spot in the Hall of Fame. An encounter with the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant profoundly impacted him. 

Layla Clarice, the couple’s elder daughter, is studying Journalism at the University of Miami with minors in entrepreneurship and sports administration. Passionate about basketball, she aspires to work as an NBA analyst for ESPN. 

Their second son, Layden, born on April 2, 2009, shares the family’s love for basketball. Laycee, the youngest in the family, enjoys the close bond she shares with her siblings.

Tracy McGrady Personal Life

In 2008, Tracy McGrady faced criticism for his remarks about the All-Star Game in New Orleans. The city was still recovering from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina, which had occurred three years prior. McGrady expressed concerns about the safety and security of NBA players during the event.

Tracy McGrady Education

Tracy McGrady began his high school education at Auburndale High School in Auburndale, Florida. Here, he played both basketball and baseball for three years. For his senior year, he transferred to Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, North Carolina, where he continued to play basketball. 

Although McGrady had considered attending the University of Kentucky for college basketball, he chose to enter the NBA draft as he was forecasted to be a top pick.

Tracy McGrady Philanthropy

In 2007, Tracy McGrady made a significant visit to the Darfurian refugee camps in Chad. John Prendergast and Omer Ismail accompanied him from the Enough Project. McGrady initiated connecting schools in the Darfur refugee camps with American middle schools, high schools, and universities. 

Furthermore, McGrady changed his jersey number to No. 3 before the 2010 season with the Rockets. This switch also promoted his documentary “3 Points”, which covered his summer camp visit.

Conclusion

Tracy McGrady, popularly known as “T-Mac,” made a significant mark in the NBA. Starting his career straight from high school, he was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in 1997 and eventually became renowned for his scoring prowess with teams like the Orlando Magic and the Houston Rockets. Despite facing criticism for not pushing his teams beyond the initial playoff rounds, his brilliance was undeniable. Over his career, he secured multiple awards, including seven All-Star selections, two NBA scoring titles, and a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.

Beyond his on-court success, McGrady showcased his versatility by briefly pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters and later transitioning into business and media, becoming an NBA analyst for ESPN. Throughout his career and post-retirement endeavors, Tracy has displayed resilience, adaptability, and a passion for the game, cementing his legacy as one of the NBA’s greats.

FAQs

What did Tracy McGrady average?

Tracy McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game.

How many rings does Tracy McGrady have?

Tracy McGrady didn’t win any championships in his career.

How much does Tracy McGrady make annually?

Tracy McGrady earns an estimated salary of $7 Million per Year.

What age did Tracy McGrady retire?

Tracy McGrady retired from the NBA at age 34.

Alice Moreno
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Hi, I'm Alice Moreno. I've been writing about celebrities since 2005. I love sharing stories about famous people and finding out how much they're worth. I studied Journalism and enjoy digging for facts to make sure everything I write is true.

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