Press Releases | Magic Basketball - Part 17

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Feb 08

Orlando Magic recognized by National Sports Forum

Via the Orlando Magic: The opening of the new state-of-the-art Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. involved an all-hands-on-deck approach from local tourism, political, business and community leaders. Now, Dwight’s Howard’s “hand” has brought national recognition to the Orlando Magic. The Orlando Magic were awarded the 2011 ADchievement Award for “Best Sales Collateral” at the National …

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Feb 07

The Orlando Magic celebrates Black History Month

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic celebrates February as Black History Month with a variety of activities, highlighted by the Magic’s African-American Chamber Business After Hours reception on February 22 at Amway Center for more than 200 African-American community leaders. Also, “Young Blacks in Action” and “Revelation Acappella” will perform during home games on …

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Jan 27

Orlando’s Dwight Howard named NBA All-Star for fifth straight time

Via the Orlando Magic: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard led all Eastern Conference players, and was second overall, in the NBA All-Star Balloting program presented by T-Mobile with 2,099,204 votes. It marks Howard’s fifth straight appearance in the NBA All-Star Game and fourth consecutive time voted a starter. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, a …

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Jan 26

Orlando Magic waive Jason Williams

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic have waived guard Jason Williams, President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith announced today. The Magic’s roster stands at 13. Williams (#44, 6’1”, 190, 11/18/75) played in 16 games this season for Orlando, averaging 2.1 ppg., 1.5 apg. and 1.4 rpg. in 10.7 minpg. Originally selected in the first …

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Jan 25

All-Star trip sweepstakes courtesy of American Express

Via American Express: Beginning on January 26th at approximately 11:00 AM Eastern Time through 11:59 PM ET on January 28, fans can enter to win a all-expense paid trip to the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend by signing up to follow American Express on Twitter at http://twitter.com/americanexpress. During the entry period, contestants must tweet “I entered …

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Jan 24

Orlando’s Dwight Howard named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 23. It marks the third time this season and the 14th time of his career that Howard has earned the league’s top weekly honor. Howard led Orlando to …

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Jan 21

The Orlando Magic launch first NBA team-sponsored augmented reality kiosk at the Amway Center

Via the Orlando Magic: If you’ve ever wanted to dribble down court dodging NBA greats along the way, now is your chance. Today, the NBA’s Orlando Magic launched a new user-generated, interactive program called “Get in the Game,” to virtually put Orlando Magic fans on the NBA basketball court. Located in the Amway Center’s Nutrilite …

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Jan 20

The Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, distributes $1 million to the Central Florida community

Photo taken by Gary Bassing Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund (OMYF-MFF), in a surprise ceremony presented checks totaling $1 million to 19 grantee organizations from three counties in Central Florida (Orange, Seminole and Osceola). The presentation of the OMYF All-Star Team was held on Wednesday, January 19 …

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Jan 20

Art of the shot examined on next “Inside the Magic” TV show

Via Fox Sports Florida: FOX Sports Florida’s fourth 2010-11 episode of “Inside the Magic” delves into the logistics of shooting. In a departure from the show’s usual format, this episode features a lively roundtable panel discussion with Ryan Anderson, the Magic’s sharpshooting forward; Matt Guokas, Sun Sports & FOX Sports Florida’s analyst and the franchise’s …

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Jan 13

Dwight Howard leads the Eastern Conference in voting after fourth returns of 2011 NBA All-Star balloting

Via the Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic leads the Eastern Conference in voting after the fourth returns of 2011 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile were announced today. Howard ranks second overall in voting for the entire NBA behind only Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant, The Finals MVP last …

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