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Apr 16

MBN Roundtable Discussion: Previewing the 2011 NBA Playoffs for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images I gathered writers, the best of the best in the blogosphere, to participate in a roundtable discussion and answer some of the most pertinent questions concerning the Orlando Magic as the 2011 NBA Playoffs are set to begin. So, without further ado, here are the participants: Zach Lowe, The Point …

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Apr 15

Interview with Bret LaGree of Hoopinion

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images One is fun, but twice is nice. That’s the theme surrounding the series between the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks, as they face off in the playoffs for a second consecutive year. Last season in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Magic swept the Hawks by an …

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Feb 13

Interview with Andy Kamenetzky of ESPN Los Angeles

Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images Heading into the season, the Los Angeles Lakers were widely seen as the favorites to win their third consecutive NBA championship. Even the Miami Heat, after making their free agent splash during the offseason, knew that the road to an NBA title went through the Lakers. However, with more than …

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Feb 03

Interview with Surya Fernandez of NBA FanHouse

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Later tonight, the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat will square off in a game that has a chance to be special. Or not. Right now, the Magic are a team struggling to right the ship. Brandon Bass, the starting power forward for Orlando, is sidelined for the foreseeable future and …

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Jan 12

Interview with Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak

Photo by Fernando Medina Two blockbuster trades. Nine wins in a row. For people that are wondering why there’s been a lot of attention surrounding the Orlando Magic lately, those are a few reasons. Every writer in the mainstream media and blogosphere has an opinion on the new-look Magic. Like Beckley Mason, one of the …

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Dec 29

Interview with Kyle Weidie of Truth About It

Here’s Part II of my interview (click here for Part I) with Kyle Weidie of Truth About It, who covers the Washington Wizards for the TrueHoop Network. In this segment, Kyle offers his own opinion on Gilbert Arenas. _______ Will Gilbert Arenas’ knees hold up? I think they’ll “hold up” … just how effective will …

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Dec 29

Interview with Mike Prada of Bullets Forever

Photo by Fernando Medina It’s fitting that Gilbert Arenas had his finest game in an Orlando Magic uniform last night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, putting up 22 points, 11 assists, five rebounds, and three steals. Why? Because there’s two writers that cover the Washington Wizards and have been around Arenas long enough to provide insight …

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Dec 09

Interview with Ben Golliver of Blazersedge

Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images It’s been a tough time for fans of the Portland Trail Blazers. Before the season began, if there was a team that was expected to battle the Los Angeles Lakers for supremacy in the Western Conference, it was the Blazers. The respective projection systems of John Hollinger and Kevin Pelton …

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Nov 24

Interview with Michael Wallace of The Heat Index

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images On October 29, the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat faced off in one of the most highly anticipated regular season games in NBA history. After a first half in which the Magic and Heat traded blows like a pair of heavyweights, things changed quickly at the onset of the third …

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Oct 29

Interview with Kevin Arnovitz and Tom Haberstroh of The Heat Index

Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images After nearly four months, the wait is over. We know the story by now. LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined forces with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat to create the SuperFriends. Afterwards, general manager Otis Smith and head coach Stan Van Gundy had a few words to say about …

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