Last week, Matt Moore of Hardwood Paroxysm approached me to see if I was interested in writing a prologue of the Orlando Magic’s season for his site.
Needless to say, the decision was a no-brainer.
Here’s a snippet of what I wrote:
It’s championship or bust for the Orlando Magic. Like last year. But this year feels a little different. Yes, the Miami Heat are the proverbial elephant in the room and with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh forming like Voltron, they will be the standard bearer in the Eastern Conference much to head coach Stan Van Gundy’s chagrin. Yes, the Boston Celtics remain the litmus test for the Magic, in the sense that the C’s will continue to be a difficult matchup with their personnel. The Celtics seemingly endless supply of big men, which begins with Kendrick Perkins (when healthy), Jermaine O’Neal, and ends with Shaquille O’Neal, will push the limits with Howard when the two conference rivals face off against each other.
Kanye West once said, “no one man should have all that power.”
However, there’s one player for Orlando that has the power to change everything that happens in the East and that’s Dwight Howard.
Make sure to check out the rest of my Magic preview.
Also, keep an eye out for the remainder of HP’s “incomplete” 2010-2011 NBA previews.