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Sep 04

2003: A magical odyssey

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Tracy McGrady’s career contains a plethora of “what ifs.” What if he just stayed in Toronto? What if Grant Hill’s ankle wasn’t mangled? What if Tim Duncan came to Orlando instead of Hill? What if Yao Ming stayed healthy? And, of course, what if McGrady made it past the first …

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Apr 22

Dwight Howard lacking hype and a rival

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images If there is one thing we know about Stan Van Gundy, it’s that he’s a pretty quiet guy, reticent to speak his mind to the media, and wholly above speaking publicly in any way that might ruffle fans’ or players’ feathers. That’s why we can be certain that …

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Jan 27

Orlando’s Dwight Howard named NBA All-Star for fifth straight time

Via the Orlando Magic: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard led all Eastern Conference players, and was second overall, in the NBA All-Star Balloting program presented by T-Mobile with 2,099,204 votes. It marks Howard’s fifth straight appearance in the NBA All-Star Game and fourth consecutive time voted a starter. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, a …

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Jan 23

Recap: Orlando Magic 118, Houston Rockets 104

BOX SCORE Despite playing on a back-to-back and performing on the road, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Houston Rockets by the score of 118-104 to extend their winning streak to three games. The Magic were led by a balanced attack, as seven players scored in double-figures. Dwight Howard was a dominant force, …

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Jan 07

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Yao versus Dwight [Howard]. Has a nice ring to it, right? But Friday night’s game between the Houston Rockets and the Orlando Magic at Amway Center will not feature a matchup of two the game’s most dominant centers. Injury-plagued Rockets center Yao Ming played just five games this season before the team …

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Jan 06

Dwight Howard leads the East after third returns of 2011 NBA All-Star balloting

Via the Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic leads the Eastern Conference in voting after the third returns of 2011 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile were announced today. Howard ranks second overall in voting for the entire NBA behind only Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant is the overall leader …

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Dec 30

Dwight Howard leads the Eastern Conference in voting after second returns of 2011 NBA All-Star balloting

Via the Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic continues to lead the Eastern Conference in voting after the second returns of 2011 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile. Howard ranks second overall in voting for the entire NBA behind only Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant, The Finals MVP last season, …

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Nov 08

Superman’s Rise to New Heights

Photo by Fernando Medina While Chris Paul is reminding everyone why he’s the best point guard in the NBA, there’s another player that’s doing similar conversion tactics. His name is Dwight Howard. Mind you, Howard doesn’t need to remind many people that he’s the best center in the league but for those that like to …

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Oct 15

MBN Roundtable Discussion: Orlando Magic 2010-2011 Season Preview, Part II

Here’s Part II of my roundtable discussion (click here for Part I). In this segment, different Orlando Magic writers talk about Dwight Howard‘s evolution on offense with the help of Hakeem Olajuwon, and more. _______ What will it take for opposing players to respect Howard’s jumpshot just enough and as such, alter the way they …

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Oct 08

Dwight Howard’s Jumpshot is a Work in Progress

Via Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has created some buzz with the pair of jumpers he made against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. He kept the buzz going by working on his mid-range jumpers for 45 minutes after practice on Thursday — with the media watching. “I just made …

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