LeBron James | Magic Basketball - Part 7

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Mar 15

Advanced statistics and the democracy of talent

Photo by Grazier Photography One of my favorite movies of the past few years is Pixar’s The Incredibles. You’ve probably seen it. It’s an animated feature about a family of superheroes who are all either by nature or genetics or the grace of God gifted–and burdened–with superpowers. The movie centers around a problem that arises …

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Mar 10

On beating the narrative

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images I sat down today intent on writing about the question on most of our lips as we watch the Magic these days: Which is the team we’re going to get? Is it the Heat-beaters with an attacking point guard and a dominant center and prolific role players, or is it …

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Mar 07

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Dwight] Howard will sit out tonight’s Magic game against the Portland Trail Blazers because he has accumulated 16 technical fouls this season. In the NBA, a player receives an automatic one-game suspension without pay if he compiles 16 techs during the regular season. A player also receives an additional …

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Mar 04

Second Look: Orlando Magic 99, Miami Heat 96

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “When the final buzzer sounded, Jason Richardson clasped both sides of his head. Jameer Nelson pumped his right fist and turned toward Dwight Howard. The two co-captains exchanged high-fives. Coach Stan Van Gundy raised both arms into the air. None of them will forget what their team accomplished Thursday night. Trailing by 24 …

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Mar 04

Recap: Orlando Magic 99, Miami Heat 96

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images BOX SCORE It’s been said that no one should underestimate the heart of a champion. Or in this case, no one should underestimate the heart of an underdog, as the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Miami Heat by the score of 99-96 after being down by as many …

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Mar 03

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Miami Heat don’t intend to give Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard easy baskets when the two teams play tonight at AmericanAirlines Arena. So what else is new? Howard has averaged 20.0 points on 56.1 percent shooting in three games against the Heat this year. At first glance, those …

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Mar 03

The franchise tag and what it would mean for the NBA

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images As people around the NBA try to assess the future of the labor situation, the idea of a franchise tag keeps rearing its head. David Stern floated the idea back in October, and every so often, the notion has come up again in the public eye. Most recently, ESPN’s Rick …

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Mar 03

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight’s practically invisible. His numbers have grown to ridiculous sizes lately, but you hear little chatter about his MVP candidacy. If it’s not LeBron James leading the conversation, it’s Derrick Rose. Or vice-versa. As a voter, I say [Dwight] Howard has joined them in the stretch run. He’s on the red …

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Mar 02

Earl Clark’s limitless potential on defense

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Four months ago, Earl Clark reached a troubling career crossroads. The Phoenix Suns declined to pick up their $2 million option to keep him for the 2011-12 season, an unconventional move that ensured Clark will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Two months ago, the Suns severed …

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Mar 01

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “What are the odds we see a technical foul when the Orlando Magic host the New York Knicks tonight? Pretty good, considering all the tech-magnets that’ll be suiting up for the Magic and Knicks. Orlando’s Dwight Howard and New York’s Amar’e Stoudemire are tied for the league lead in …

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