Shaquille O’Neal | Magic Basketball - Part 8

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Jul 29

Interview with David Steele, Part I

Photo by the Orlando Magic 21 years. The Orlando Magic have been in existence for 21 years and in each of those years, David Steele has handled the play-by-play duties and called the action on the floor — first on radio for nine years, then on television for 12 years and counting. As such, Steele’s …

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Jul 28

Wednesday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “There will be some reactionary backlash to the expensive pile of contract extensions and promotions that keep the Orlando Magic leadership team in play for a few more seasons. The ghost of Fran Vázquez will rise up from Spain. John Weisbrod will show up wearing a hockey mask. Little Penny will …

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Jul 26

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic still will be looking for a point guard — just not Paul. Smith said the team will sign a third guard soon to back up starter Jameer Nelson and Chris Duhon. “We’re still throwing some names around,” he said. The Magic currently have 12 players under contract. [Otis] …

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Jul 25

Sunday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Like everyone else, coach Stan Van Gundy has heard and read the scuttlebutt that connects the dots between the Orlando Magic and New Orleans Hornets all-star point guard Chris Paul. “Much ado about nothing,” Van Gundy said, turning to Shakespeare or maybe Seinfeld. All you need to know is this: Van Gundy doesn’t …

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Jul 23

Friday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “It’s unlikely Matt Barnes will actually kill you … probably. But the idea sure made for some funny T-Shirts. Little else needs to be said about Barnes’ impact on the basketball court than the fact that  those T-shirts, complete with a menacing picture of his face, exist. Barnes was the …

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Jul 21

Orlando Magic Moms to Participate in Basketball Game in Orlando to Benefit the United Negro College Fund

Via the Orlando Magic: The Mothers of Professional Basketball Players (MPBP) organization will hold its 2010 Annual Conference from August 6-8, 2010 in Orlando. As the unifying body for mothers of current and retired professional basketball players, this year’s conference signifies the first gathering since revamping the organization. With a new dedication to service and …

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Jul 18

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 7/18/10

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Somehow we need to get a sign and trade for Richard Jefferson. I just don’t know who to trade for him. We need a slasher and someone to get to the hole since Vince won’t do it. The Celtics beat us …

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Jul 09

Friday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: ”One of the Matt Barnes’ hallmarks is he’s frank about many things. He likes to bring that to Twitter, too,where he has been letting his followers know that he’d like to come back to the [Orlando] Magic, but has no offer yet. Magic GM Otis Smith is not amused. I asked …

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Jul 09

In a Blink of an Eye, a Rivalry Between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat Has Reached New Heights

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images Welcome to Miami Thrice. There are a number of nicknames that are being used to illustrate the union of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Some complimentary, some not. Yet there are a number of adjectives that can also describe the newly-formed trio. ‘Unpredecented’ is, perhaps, the most appropriate …

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Jul 01

The Familiar Tale of Shaquille O’Neal in 1996

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Via Chris Tomasson of NBA FanHouse: Just ask Pat Williams, Orlando’s senior vice president, what a disaster it was to lose Shaq in 1996. “It took me 10 years to halfway get over it,” said Williams, who has been with the [Orlando] Magic since before the team’s inaugural season of 1989-90. …

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