T-Mac has had Tracy McGrady Sneakers, but 2004 was one of his most unforgettable. McGrady was wearing the adidas T-Mac 4, one of the craziest sneaker designs of all time. The design features no laces, but instead, a mechanical tightening system that is controlled by a fold out tightening dial in the heel of the shoe.
13 points and 35 seconds later, T-Mac and the Houston Rockets walked away victorious, leaving the San Antonio Spurs stunned. McGrady finished the game with 33 points. Of course we all know how the rest of the season went — the Rockets were knocked out of the first round of the Playoffs. Meanwhile, Tim Duncan and the Spurs got the last laugh by winning the NBA Title in June of 2005.
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Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with nearly 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector and Sneaker News. Helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, and StockX better connect with their consumers. He’s an avid San Francisco Giants fan, Allen Iverson fan, and owns way too many sneakers for his own good.