Commentary | Magic Basketball - Part 13

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Feb 27

All-Star Aftermath

All-Star Weekend in Orlando is over but that doesn’t mean the coverage is over. For the next two days, Magic Basketball TV will make its return, showcasing interviews featuring almost every Eastern and Western Conference All-Star, a few Rising Stars participants, and other NBA players. Most of the topics on MBN TV are lighthearted in …

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Feb 24

Magic Basketball Weekly: Welcome to the first annual Orlando Magic Starzz Competition

All-Star weekend is upon us and Magic fans can take this weekend to celebrate the several players being recognized as examples of a franchise peaking, to honor Orlando’s several All-Stars, and reflect on how well-run this franchise is. Alternatively, we could drink heavily, and ignore the media inquiries that will start to gnaw at what …

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Feb 24

Welcome to All-Star Weekend in Orlando

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky There is no All-Star game more exciting than the NBA All-Star Game. As Bill Simmons expunges in his book, The Book of Basketball, to be at an NBA game is as close to the action as you can get in any sport without being behind a glass panel for protection. You can …

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Feb 24

No clear end in sight for the Magic

Jim O’Connor/US Presswire I’ve been flying a lot lately, and I don’t mind saying that I’m not the world’s greatest flyer. I’m not, you know, a total basket case about it — I think I’m able to sit in my seat and maintain what most people would say is a normal, masculine demeanor — but …

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Feb 17

Magic Basketball Weekly: Superman I vs. Superman II

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Ugh, Shaq. By now, you’ve almost certainly read his latest stupid attempts to needle Dwight Howard, saying it would be a “travesty” if Howard left Orlando. Which is immediately ridiculous, because, you know … Shaq did that. I’m not the first person commenting on this story, but this …

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Feb 13

Blake Griffin starring as “The Halftime Show”

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images An NBA halftime show is rather predictable. Some joker from the stands will be marched to the three-point line while the public address announcer screams a few rules for the contest that is about to go down. “A three-pointer is worth $1,000 and a free throw is worth …

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Feb 10

Magic Basketball Weekly: Orlando’s Jekyll and Hyde act

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Well, that does it, y’all. I’m officially terrified to write anything about this year’s Magic team. Seriously. They win five straight games and I write about how hopeful I am? Time to lose four straight! If I despair over the losses and the obvious roster shortcomings? Let’s …

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Feb 07

Philadelphia’s folly as a contender

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images I like the idea of an underdog team beating all odds, standing in the face of the giant and winning an unprecedented victory. I like teams that share the ball, make the extra pass, aren’t concerned with stats — or anything — but the win. I also love the idea …

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Feb 03

Magic Basketball Weekly: Regrettably watching the Super Bowl

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images I’m sure you guys care an awful lot, but after weeks of deliberation I have decided that I am in fact going to watch the Super Bowl. It’s not merely that two of my four least favorite teams are playing, it’s just that over the past year, I’ve lost most …

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Jan 31

The Magic need to blow it up

AP Photo/Mike Carlson I don’t need to tell you this, but in case you haven’t been paying attention, the Magic pretty much stink right now. Naturally this raises questions. How do you fix it? What’s the root of the problem? Whose fault is it? Where do we go from here? How about this question. What …

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