News | Magic Basketball - Part 46

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Sep 12

Stan Van Gundy Responds to Pat Riley

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: While the rivalry between the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat might lay dormant at times during the offseason, the venom between the two heated, hated sides clearly never bubbles too far below the surface. And old rivals Otis Smith, Stan Van Gundy and Heat president Pat …

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Sep 10

Friday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “I don’t think you can argue against this game being tops among [Rashard] Lewis‘ performances with the [Orlando] Magic. There ought not be any debate here. The Magic lost this game in overtime–memorably, Courtney Lee’s wide-open lob layup attempt at the end of regulation was well off the mark–but …

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Sep 09

Thursday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “As the Orlando Magic’s President and the project manager for the new Amway Center the past four years, Alex Martins can have just about any seat that he wants when the dazzling, $380 million facility throws open its doors to basketball fans on Oct. 10. Instead, Martins plans to stand that night …

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Sep 08

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “The incurable cancer that has ravaged Kay Kellogg’s body has forced her to contemplate death much sooner than she would have preferred, but the bright and bubbly 62-year-old Orlando Magic fan has vowed that when her time’s up she will leave with a smile on her face. […] [Dwight] Howard, …

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Sep 08

Dwight Howard is a Man of the People

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Via Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: Her bucket list included just one item. Kay Kellogg didn’t want to climb the Eiffel Tower. Or run a marathon. Or jump out of an airplane. She just wanted to have a nice conversation with her hero. “Dwight Howard is just such a …

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Sep 07

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “I assure you I have a perfectly legitimate reason for not listing this performance as the best of [Dwight] Howard‘s career. But before we get to that game, let’s first appreciate all Howard did on this particular night. Really. 45 and 19 is a heckuva line, even before …

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Sep 07

Are the Orlando Magic Being Overlooked?

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Via Sekou Smith of the NBA’s Hang Time Blog: Magic fans have been pounding the HT inbox this summer arguing that their team is being left out of the conversation of title contenders this season. And they’re probably right. Most of the insiders we’ve spoken with this summer don’t hold …

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Sep 07

Revisiting the Topic of the Orlando Magic’s Biggest Rival

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Nearly a week ago, Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post ventured into the topic of rivals for the Orlando Magic. It’s a fascinating subject that has gained steam since the Miami Heat acquired LeBron James and Chris Bosh in free agency, pairing them with Dwyane Wade to form like …

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Sep 03

Friday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “Let us not get it twisted: Miami’s goal this summer was to play catch-up with the [Orlando] Magic, Boston Celtics, L.A. Lakers, and the rest of the league’s elite. Orlando’s core players were already in place. In Dwyane Wade, Miami had but one. That’s a huge distinction. Remember, the Magic …

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Sep 02

The Future Appears Bright for Chris Duhon

Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images Via Marc Normandin of Basketball Prospectus: Chris Duhon was a replacement-level player last season with the New York Knicks, but there is reason to believe he can improve on that. He will be the backup point guard behind Jameer Nelson in Orlando, and is projected to see improvements to both …

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