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Jan 24

What makes fans loyal?

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images It’s been five years since the Magic went to the NBA finals. That year, there was a marked energy around the city; the excitement and camaraderie between fans then is something many won’t forget. Five years doesn’t feel like a long time, but you only have to think back to …

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May 13

What went wrong for the Orlando Magic, Part II

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The rise and fall of the Orlando Magic as an elite team and championship contender will be examined by Magic Basketball in a two-part series — here’s Part II. As the Magic continue to face their uncertain near-future, I’m thinking about something I imagine a lot of us …

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Nov 05

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Rashard Lewis is a team-first guy, always quick to mention his teammates before himself when asked about his individual achievements or desires. But throughout the preseason and the early part of the season, one thing’s evident: Lewis loves playing small forward. He played the four during the first three years …

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Sep 27

Fact or Fiction: The Orlando Magic Should Play a More “Traditional” Style of Basketball When the Opportunity Presents Itself

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Fact or Fiction presents both sides of key issues the Orlando Magic will face in the upcoming season. Statement The Orlando Magic will show that the 4-out/1-in offensive scheme and a more traditional style of basketball can co-exist by using each at the correct time to exploit the other team’s weakness. _______ …

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Sep 22

A Look at the Orlando Magic’s “Franchise Five”

On Thursday, ESPN.com gave fans the opportunity to determine the five ultimate players for every franchise in the NBA. Voting commenced for several days and for the Orlando Magic, the players chosen were Penny Hardaway at point guard, Tracy McGrady at shooting guard, Grant Hill at small forward, Rashard Lewis at power forward, and Shaquille …

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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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Aug 25

Wednesday’s Magic Word

John Krolik of ProBasketballTalk: “Bosh was the starting power forward on the worst defensive team in basketball last season, and that’s not a thrilling bullet point to have on one’s resume. Bosh hasn’t definitively proven that he’s a bad defender, but he sure hasn’t proven that he’s a good one. The best precedent for those hoping …

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May 07

Second Look: Orlando Magic 112, Atlanta Hawks 98

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic remained the only unbeaten club in the postseason, pushing their winning streak to 12 games, including the last six of the regular season. They defeated the Atlanta Hawks 112-98 on Thursday night at Amway Arena to seize a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference series. Other …

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Apr 14

How Did the Orlando Magic Get to This Point?

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images For Billy Donovan and Stan Van Gundy, it’s a tale of two stories for two head coaches that are in two different positions right now. While the Florida Gators are currently undergoing a rebuilding phase after winning back-to-back NCAA men’s basketball national championships in 2006 and 2007, the …

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