Friday's Magic Word | Magic Basketball - Part 50

Tag Archive: Dwight Howard

Aug 13

Friday’s Magic Word

Justin Verrier of ESPN.com: “Defense wins championships. But MVPs? Not often. Such is the plight of [Dwight] Howard, who has won consecutive defensive player of the year trophies and compiled more blocks than a Lego warehouse the past two seasons but has been shut out from a top-three spot in the official MVP voting. The big culprit: …

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Aug 13

Dwight Howard Still Hard at Work

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: [Dwight] Howard traveled to India to help promote the NBA and the game of basketball. League officials regard India’s population of nearly 1.2 billion people as a vast untapped market, and they hope Howard’s star power and megawatt smile will help generate interest …

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Aug 12

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard has been in India for less than four full days, but he already has a list of memories he won’t forget anytime soon. The Orlando Magic center has fulfilled a lifelong dream by seeing tigers. He has visited a butterfly park. He has met appreciative children who want to …

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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

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

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 8/10/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Is this year “THE year” for Orlando to win it all? Won’t one season of gelling and next year’s mid-level exception make Miami unstoppable? It’s way too early to tell. There are too many variables involved. The Miami Heat could be …

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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 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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