- Tracys extended
family incudes six younger stepbrothers and stepsisters. He is close
with many of them, including a half-brother named Chance. When Chances
mother fell severely ill with cancer in the summer of 2000, Tracy insisted
that the teenager move in with him. He then worked with Chance to deal
with the stress.
- Tracy wore braces
in his first three years in the NBA.
- When the Bulls
romanced Tracy in the summer of 2000, they treated him to choice seats
at a Cubs game. The team also let him relive past glories when he threw
out the first pitch to Sammy Sosa.
- After joining the
Magic, Tracy enrolled in a leadership class at Rollins College. He also
bought the house previously owned by Payne Stewart, the golfer who died
in a plane crash in 1999. The sprawling five-bedroom mansion is located
outside Orlando on a lake across from the homes of Ken Griffey, Jr.,
Shaquille ONeal and Tiger Woods.
- Among Tracys
favorites are: Scarface (movie), Halle Berry (actress),
Martin Lawrence (actor), and Lamborghini (car).
- Tracy has been
clocked in under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
- Tracy says that
he still has dreams about pitching in the majors. He has admitted that
during the NBA lockout in 1998 he toyed with the idea of returning to
- In the Fall of
2002, Tracy learned that Iran Brown, a 13-year-old victim of the Maryland
and Virginia sniper attacks, was a big fan of his. He sent the youngster
a jersey, then weeks later the two shot baskets at a Magic practice.
Brown attended Orlandos game against Milwaukee that night, though
Tracy was sidelined with a bad back.
- Tracy owns his
- Tracy wears Adidas
sneakers. The company's signature 2005 model is the T-Mac.
- Tracy has a tattoo
on his right shoulder that reads: AND EVERY TONGUE THAT SHALL RISE UP
AGAINST THEE IN JUDGEMENT SHALL BE COMDEMNED—ISAIAH 54:17.
- Tracy and ClaRenda
Harris have a daugther named Layla.
Payne Stewart, 1992 Pro Set
Ken Griffey, Jr., 1992 Score
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