T-Mac on Getting it Right

He's done time in Darrell Walker's doghouse. Now all T-Mac hears is "M-V-P!"

Updated: April 17, 2003, 6:06 PM ET
By Tracy McGrady with Chris Palmer, ESPN The Magazine
When you make the jump, you have to be more conscious of fundamentals. I was always taught that you had to have a strong left hand, so I worked on it constantly, to the point where it became my dominant hand. Things like strength, conditioning, knowing where to be on the floor, you don't have to go to college to work on those things. That's just basketball.

Defensively, you have to work a lot harder coming out of high school. Some of the guys who come out are really behind on the defensive end. You mix it up and they get confused. They don't know if you're going to drive past them or J it up or cross them over and make them look stupid. They just get confused.