News | Magic Basketball - Part 36

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Nov 24

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy is one of the most candid coaches in professional sports, but as Wednesday night’s highly anticipated game between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat approached, he did not deviate from a time-honored cliché. Although he acknowledged the game would reveal areas where his team needs to improve, Van …

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Nov 23

J.J. Redick TV Special Debuts Friday

Via Fox Sports Florida: “Inside the Magic: J.J. Redick” premieres this Friday, 11/26, at 10:00pm on FOX Sports Florida immediately following the Cavaliers @ Magic game. Hosted by Jessica Blaylock. Produced by Lynne Mixson. SHORT VIDEO PREVIEW One of the Orlando Magic’s key moves in the off-season was the decision to match the Chicago Bulls’ …

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Nov 23

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “Kay Kellogg loved Dwight Howard. Loved him to death. And, sadly, her death came on Sunday night. Kellogg  passed away at her home at age 62 after a battle with Multiple Myeloma, an aggressive cancer that searches out and destroys the blood plasma in the bone marrow. Her disease was inoperable and incurable. You might …

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Nov 23

Kay Kellogg, Friend of Dwight Howard, Passed Away on Sunday

Stephen M. Dowell of Orlando Sentinel Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Kay Kellogg, a Magic fan and a friend of [Dwight] Howard‘s, died of cancer Sunday at the age of 62. Howard spent time with Kellogg this past summer after the team learned that Kellogg’s dying wish was to meet the [Orlando] Magic center. …

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Nov 22

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “A situation like this is a main reason why the Orlando Magic signed Quentin Richardson over the summer. Stan Van Gundy said following the team’s shootaround at AT&T Center a few moments ago that Richardson likely will guard Manu Ginobili when the Magic tip-off against the San Antonio Spurs tonight. Ginobili, …

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Nov 19

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Rashard Lewis has always said his favorite type of shot is the dunk, which is surprising since he’s known for his feathery jump-shot and finesse game around the basket. A dunk boosts a player’s adrenaline and gets the crowd into the game, he says, so he’d rather slam one …

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Nov 18

Thursday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “And with all due respect to Dwight Howard, who entered last night’s game against the Phoenix Suns shooting a miserable 53 percent from the free throw line, I’m going to have to go with Rick Barry on this one. You see, Barry is one of the greatest free throw …

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Nov 18

A Tough Road Ahead for Jameer Nelson

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Scrolling down the Orlando Magic’s upcoming schedule recently, a revelation hit point guard Jameer Nelson like a ton of bricks. With games dead ahead against Steve Nash, Darren Collison, Tony Parker, John Wall and Derrick Rose, Nelson realized there’s an all-star point guard awaiting him at almost every turn. “Every …

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Nov 17

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Word is that teams have inquired about point guard Chauncey Billups, and nobody on the planet can be surprised. If, or when, Carmelo Anthony goes in a trade, why keep Billups around? The Nuggets will be in official rebuilding mode once Melo walks. The [Orlando] Magic have pieces to …

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Nov 16

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “To paraphrase Brent Musburger, you are looking live at Richie Adubato‘s closet. It’s the biggest one in the roomy house in Heathrow, and it contains more bright, wild colors than a kid’s crayon box. You could probably see the purple smoking jacket and pink tie collection from outer space …

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