Before injuries robbed him of his explosiveness, Tracy McGrady was the absolute truth. He may have even temporarily been a better player than adidas teammate Kobe Bryant (although Kobe had started winning titles, while Tracy never could get out of the first round). What's undisputed is McGrady's adidas were far better looking than Kobe's Audi-designed toasters, stripping the original's revamped shelltoe to just a suggestion, provided by TPU strips. The stripes were embossed, the cut aggressive, and T-Mac was on top of his game.