Is this a one-time thing, or are you looking at expanding your involvement with racing in the future?
Well, we'll have to see. I don't have any particular plans, but there's always the possibility. It could be interesting.
How does a big NBA star such as yourself become interested in supercross?
Man, off the court we're doing the same thing everybody else is. Everyone has been sitting there watching the tube and for some reason you find yourself watching something for a while. I think racing in general is pretty interesting. I have friends who are motorcycle guys. Not necessarily motocross bikes, but sport bikes. And some do drag races, too. Well I'm not a big motocross person, but I think it's exciting and interesting to watch, and you've got to love seeing the bikes flying through the air and mud slinging and whatnot. In fact I just learned that Michael Jordan actually has a road racing team, a fan on Twitter was speaking about his team. I can communicate with my fans some through twitter, I'm @Real_T_Mac.
What kind of work does the Tracy McGrady Foundation do?
The Tracy McGrady Foundation enhances the lives of children through education and literacy. The foundation has provided total renovation or construction of libraries and media centers of underprivileged elementary schools, conducted book drives, and contributed to reading programs. Other programs have included holiday dinners for shelters, as well as a documentary on my visit to Darfur. The foundation has been doing this work for over 10 years. I used to have annual celebrity softball games to raise money for the foundation's endeavors in Houston.
After reaching the NBA, I wanted to give back in some way, and forming this foundation was a way I could do this. Education and children's literacy was an area I knew I could make a difference in.
How can people that want to help the foundation get involved?
On occasion the foundation will have events where people can volunteer, or businesses can sponsor or donate. More information on the foundation, it's programs, and contributing can be found at www.tracymcgradyfoundation.com
Time to put you in the hot seat with a basketball question. Who is walking away with the title at the end of the season?
Well you know, there are several strong teams out there, it's a bit of an open field really. This is a funny season we are playing in. This short schedule can really affect things. Man, I can't really say who'll be standing in the end. All I can do right now is help the Atlanta Hawks go a s far as we can this season.