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Feb 28

Magic Basketball TV: NBA players talking about NBA legends (Part 1 of 2)

ORLANDO — Perhaps one of the coolest things about being an NBA player is that you have the ability to talk to almost any of your peers, past or present. If you wanted to talk to Michael Jordan, the greatest player of all-time, you could do it. If you wanted to talk to Magic Johnson, …

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Feb 28

Magic Basketball TV: NBA’s best in-game dunker right now

ORLANDO — When I think of the best in-game dunkers in the NBA right now, the first names that pop into my head are Blake Griffin and LeBron James. They each dunk with such force and such violence, it’s hard not to be drawn in as a viewer. So when I made the commitment to …

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Feb 27

Magic Basketball TV: Building the perfect point guard

ORLANDO — Point guards in the NBA come in all shapes and sizes. Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook brim with explosiveness. Chris Paul, Steve Nash, and Deron Williams are supreme masters of pick-and-roll basketball. Then you have the up-and-comers like Kyrie Irving and Ricky Rubio. Aided by the league’s hand check rules, it’s not outlandish …

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Feb 27

Magic Basketball TV: NBA players and their music taste

ORLANDO — Sometimes we forget that NBA players are people too. It’s not just basketball for them. They have families, hobbies, and other things that keep them occupied when they’re not on a basketball court. For instance, someone like LeBron James is known for his interest in music since he’s friends with Jay-Z and other …

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Feb 27

Magic Basketball TV: Favorite basketball movie growing up (Part 2 of 2)

Feb 27

Magic Basketball TV: Favorite basketball movie growing up (Part 1 of 2)

ORLANDO — Growing up, some of my favorite basketball movies were “White Men Can’t Jump,” “He Got Game,” “Blue Chips,” and “Hoosiers.” I have other favorites but those are the ones that come off the top of my head right away. So I was curious. What about NBA players? What was their favorite basketball movie …

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Jan 10

Magic Basketball TV: The Dwight Howard effect

ORLANDO — You hear guys say that Dwight Howard is a game changer. When he’s in the game, you have to literally change the way you play, change the things you do, and change your approach to the game. I always wondered if this was just something that people say for the sake of saying …

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Jan 10

Magic Basketball TV: Adjectives to describe Derrick Rose

ORLANDO — People have tagged Derrick Rose with dozens of adjectives in his short career thus far. Some call him explosive, some call him exciting, fast, quick, deadly, incredible. The list goes on. I was curious what his teammates call him. How do they view him? What adjectives do they use to describe him? How …

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Jan 06

Magic Basketball TV: Favorite Rashard Lewis memory

ORLANDO — Rashard Lewis, while probably overpaid and lacking in big moments toward the end of his tenure in Orlando, left a lasting impact on teammates, coaches, and fans in Orlando. Upon his return on Tuesday night in the slaughtering of the Washington Wizards, I was curious if anyone had special Rashard Lewis memories. So …

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Jan 06

Magic Basketball TV: Meaning of the All-Star Game

ORLANDO — There is no question that the All-Star Game is huge for any city that gets the privilege of hosting it. Mayor Buddy Dyer projected that over 50,000 visitors would come through Orlando during All-Star Weekend, generating over 100 million dollars in revenue for the city. But what does this mean for the players? …

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