Tracy McGrady has finally been enshrined in Magic Hall of Fame

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Tracy McGrady is already a Basketball Hall of Famer, but that doesn't mean he didn't appreciate the Orlando Magic's latest gesture.

The two-time scoring champion was enshrined in the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame on Tuesday, announced the team. The move was meant to show respect to one of the Magic's biggest stars, definitely the biggest since the departure of Shaquille O'Neal.



"Yes, I got inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, but today is special to me," said McGrady. "On a personal level, growing up in Auburndale, Florida, my mom used to drive over here every summer when I was playing basketball in Orlando ... and I used to tell my mom, I would tell my friends that I was going to be wearing this uniform one day."

Drafted by Toronto Raptors in 1997, roughly a month after his 18th birthday, McGrady had a great career over the span of his 15 NBA seasons. He was an All-Star seven times, a run that didn't start until he got to the Magic. He also remains Orlando's franchise scoring leader with an average of 28.1 points per game, according to ESPN.



Besides the Raptors and Magic, McGrady played for Houston where he had some of his best years, as well as New York, Detroit and Atlanta.

McGrady was born in Bartow, Florida, which is about 60 miles south of Orlando.

Look's like the homegrown kid made good.

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