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Aug 12

A Common Enemy for the Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: The Miami Heat have been disparaged as a bunch of privileged prima-donnas, intent on destroying the spirit of fair play in professional sports. LeBron, D-Wade , Chris Bosh and their gophers will break all NBA records, glom onto our TV screens every …

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Aug 11

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “My friend Ben Q. Rock [...] argues the [Orlando] Magic’s efforts to acquire Chris Paul from New Orleans “may soon take a major hit” because the Hornets parted with Collison, a potential point guard of the future. I disagree because that presupposes the Magic had a reasonable chance of obtaining Paul in the …

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Aug 11

Superman vs. the SuperFriends

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The [Orlando] Magic will open their season — and play their first regular-season game at Amway Center — on Oct. 28, when they host the Washington Wizards at 8 p.m. One night later in Miami, Orlando will play its first regular-season game against …

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Aug 10

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic players and coaches had better get their rest now, because NBA schedule makers gave the team a daunting dose of back-to-back games during the 2010-11 regular season. The Magic will play 20 pairs of back-to-backs, including 12 pairs in which Orlando will host the first game and then hit …

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Aug 09

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Marcin Gortat should be in good playing shape when he reports to Orlando Magic training camp in late September. The 6-foot-11 center is spending this month playing for Poland’s national team as it attempts to qualify for the 2011 EuroBasket tournament. Poland lost to Bulgaria 74-70 on Sunday in Sofia, which is Bulgaria’s capital city. Gortat …

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Aug 09

Let the Projections Begin

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Royce Webb and Matt Wong of ESPN.com: We kick off our third annual Summer Forecast series with the conference that has created so much commotion in the past few weeks. Since the Los Angeles Lakers completed their second straight championship run, the NBA has been all about the East, …

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Aug 09

For the Orlando Magic, It’s a Wait-and-See Approach

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: The [Orlando] Magic have absolutely no shot at competing with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat. And neither does anybody else (except maybe the Lakers). That’s not me talking;  that’s Jeff Van Gundy, brother of Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. …

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Aug 06

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com: “While most NBA players spend time on vacation with family and friends, participate in worldwide basketball camps and charity events and prepare for training camp by expending energy in the weight room, some are in still in serious competition on the hardwood. Marcin Gortat, for example, is one of them. Aside from his …

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Aug 06

Shaquille O’Neal Joins Another Conference Rival

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: Shaquille O’Neal’s career should have had the perfect fairytale ending. He should be finishing his NBA career where he started it all those years ago — right here in Orlando, trying to help the Magic win that elusive championship. He could have gone …

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Aug 05

Thursday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “There were about 50 foster kids in the auditorium Wednesday afternoon. David Vaughn’s story did not resonate with all of them, but hopefully a handful of faces in the crowd heard every word, and found strength in his journey sprinkled with desperation and determination. Vaughn told them about his highs as …

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