Tracy McGradyPhotograph by Keith Major
Originally published in SLAM 83

Why can’t Tracy McGrady always be this happy, backed by such a beautiful setting? Far too often, we have seen T-Mac, with his limitless talent, bogged down by injuries and first round exits. With Yao still in Houston and Ron Artest now added to the mix, though, we’re forced to wonder, could he possibly be smiling under blue skies again, come June ’09? — Adam Fleischer