Monday's Magic Word | Magic Basketball - Part 9

Tag Archive: Shaquille O’Neal

Jun 28

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Compared to LeBron’s trumpeted grand plan, Shaquille O’Neal slipped away from the Orlando Magic in 1996 as if he merely had been transferred by the home office to another job in Los Angeles. Trust me, kids, Shaq’s move to the Lakers was a huge deal in Orlando — just not as noisy from …

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Jun 18

Friday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Quick disclaimer: I love Orlando’s style of play. It’s an energetic, fast-paced, shoot ‘em up style that has made them one of the elite teams in the NBA. But they are not the best of the best. The Los Angeles and the Boston Celtics are better because they are more …

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Jun 17

Thursday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Here’s another guy to scratch off the Orlando Magic wish list: Dwyane Wade. He’s staying in Miami. It’s always hard to read the tea leaves when dealing with pampered egos who want more and more and more, but D-Wade seems genuinely engaged in South Florida. Here’s what Miami Heat teammate Udonis Haslem said …

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Jun 16

Before Dwight Howard, There Was Shaquille O’Neal

Jun 02

Wednesday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Prepped by the [Orlando] Magic PR staff not to react angrily when approached for comment before tipoff Friday, [Dwight] Howard didn’t say a disparaging word. But later in the night, after the Magic were eliminated, he asked a reporter for the whereabouts of Borges. Howard couldn’t locate him, but …

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Jun 01

Tuesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “[J.J.] Redick just enjoyed the best season of his four-year NBA career and proved himself in the playoffs to be a clutch, gritty competitor. He torched the Celtics for 12- and 14-point games in the [Orlando] Magic’s two wins in the East Finals, showing off his growth as a player and guts …

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May 19

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic face an 0-2 deficit in the Eastern Conference finals, but players and coaches didn’t look or sound dejected after they gathered at RDV Sportsplex today to watch film from their Game 2 loss to the Boston Celtics. [...] Dwight Howard said he and his teammates don’t feel any …

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May 16

Sneak Preview: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic, Game 1

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “If their chance to construct a championship era was any grander, it would be lit up in blinking neon and announced by blaring horns. Surely, the Orlando Magic have taken a look around the shifting league landscape below them and admired the view. [...] If the Magic can’t see an opening …

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May 14

MBN Roundtable Discussion: Previewing the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images As seen on ABC’s Sunday Dime. I gathered writers, the best of the best in the blogosphere, to participate in a roundtable discussion and answer some of the most pertinent questions concerning the Orlando Magic as the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals are set to begin. So, without further …

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May 14

Interview with Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post, Part III

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images No introduction necessary. A few days ago, I was able to ask Rock a few questions to preview the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics. _______ One of the major storylines last year, and even this year, was the “what if” …

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