Commentary | Magic Basketball - Part 15

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Jan 13

Magic Basketball Weekly: Hack-a-Dwight and Mark Jackson

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Every morning on my way to work I listen to this awful local radio show called Bob and the Showgram. I think every town has one of these shows, where some fat-sounding man alternately wheezes and yells into a microphone while slack-jawed cronies occasionally pipe in with nonsense. It’s racist, homophobic, …

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Jan 11

Driving the Timberwolves bandwagon

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images I bet a few of you reading this just graduated from college and live at home with your parents. Well played! You probably eat breakfast right after waking up at 11:00 AM and then eat lunch at noon. I can tell you from personal experience it’s a great …

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Jan 06

Magic Basketball Weekly: Sloths and the Nuggets

Sloths are my favorite animal. They have been for years. Science has shown them to be both the cutest and most bro-some of all God’s creatures. Let me hit you with some sloth facts: They grow moss on them, because they chill so hard. Sometimes, if their babies fall out of a tree or something, …

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Jan 03

Dealing with an organizational identity crisis

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Through the first six games of the season, the Magic have shown themselves to be a team of poles and contrasts. There have been stretches, like the comeback win over the Raptors or the second quarter in the loss against Detroit, when the Magic seem to have rediscovered …

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Dec 29

A tough time to be subpar

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Readers, I apologize in advance for emoting negativity so early in the season. I’m generally optimistic, but I’m having a hard time seeing the light at the end of this particular tunnel. Now that the opening day excitement has settled, and we all got a chance to watch …

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Dec 23

A prayer for the NBA season

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images It’s about that time, y’all. The Magic have been in the middle of a media storm for a month now, and will have the focus all to themselves now that the Chris Paul saga has finally reached its end. What there is to say about this team — that is, …

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Dec 23

Imagining Dwight Howard with the Lakers

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images I believe the Magic should keep Dwight Howard throughout the season and either make the requisite moves to make him a permanent member of the Magic, or let him leave this summer. Kevin Arnovitz can explain to you why this is a good choice. However, if they trade …

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Dec 21

Player to watch: Kobe Bryant

Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images Magic Basketball previews the 2011-2012 NBA season with a look at the players we’re most excited to watch this year. In the 1960’s, a study titled the “Milgram Shock Experiment” was performed. The point of the study was to gauge how far normal humans will go just because they are …

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Dec 20

The Magic’s bench needs to improve

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE I sat down with the task of writing about the Orlando player who most needs to redeem himself, but frankly, I just can’t do it. As far as the major players on the roster, there just isn’t much sense in talking about “redemption.” We know Dwight’s situation. We’ve covered the bejeezus …

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Dec 20

Can Hedo Turkoglu redeem himself?

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images I’m tired of making 2009 comparisons. Yes, the Dwight-centered offense was clicking in 2009. Yes, guys were playing to (and beyond) their potential in 2009. Yes, Jameer Nelson shot the lights out from just inside the three-point line in 2009. Yes, the Magic were true contenders in 2009. So this …

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