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When Orlando Magic and eventual Brooklyn Nets center Dwight Howard agreed to sign his one-year extension to “let the Magic try to keep him”, a lot of people were pissed off at Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade when he made fun of Howard on Twitter for his overzealous use of the word “loyalty”. But bless their silly hearts, Magic fans – *points to self, frowns* – believed that Howard really was giving his team a shot until they eventually learned that he only signed the deal to avoid a deadline trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. Loyalty indeed.
So imagine the response of the Internets yesterday when people revealed that Adidas and the NBA have been selling a Dwight Howard “Loyalty” t-shirt all along. Yikes, talk about ironic. Even hipsters have a hard time purchasing that t-shirt online, donating it to the Goodwill and then begrudgingly buying it after they “find it” a few days later. But this shirt got me thinking: “What other absurd shirts could the NBA be pumping out to bilk devoted fans out of their hard-earned cash?”
*scratches spot on chin where hair would grow if he could grow facial hair, fires up Photoshop*
I had to throw this photoshop in first, because I’ll always acknowledge someone’s effort when it blows mine away. I just hope Cole Hamels doesn’t see this.
BEST OF MAXIM
Orlando Magic Receive: Brook Lopez, MarShon Brooks, Gerald Wallace and Three 1st Rnd Picks
Brooklyn Nets Receive: Dwight Howard and Hedo Turkoglu
- This is obviously not the best package for Howard, but this seems to be Howard’s preferred destination and if he forces his way to Brooklyn, the Magic will have to settle for whatever the Nets have, besides Deron Williams. Although...
The Magic are quickly hurtling toward a flashpoint in their franchise's history as the Dwight Howard saga will get a final resolution this offseason. That is what team President Alex Martins has alluded to since the Magic's elimination from the postseason, vowing the team would not go through the ordeal and turmoil it went through in 2012.
He fired Stan Van Gundy and Otis...
ZEN MASTER COMETH?
Contrary to earlier reports, the retired coach reportedly remains interested in a front office position with the Orlando Magic.
WHAT, ME WORRY?
In the story that will never die, a TV station in Orlando is now reporting that the Magic center loves the city and doesn't want to traded.
"Loyalty" isn't exactly the word that comes to mind when you think of Dwight Howard's relationship with the Orlando Magic. But, hey, whatever sells t-shirts.
Though the rumors of Phil Jackson returning to New York to coach have ceased with Mike Woodson formally signing a contract extension, that hasn't stopped Jackson's name from being attached to the other notable open positions in the NBA.The Orlando Magic were clearly frustrated by the fallout between Dwight Howard and former coach Stan Van Gundy, as well as the team's...
Representatives for Phil Jackson submitted a new proposal to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday for the 11-time NBA championship-winning coach to run the team.
It was reported last week that Jackson had decided against pursuing a role with the coachless team's front office.
But according to a Sports Illustrated report early Wednesday, which cited sources, the discussions are still...
Magic Masters is Orlando Magic Daily's attempt to recognize the best in Magic history. In this edition, we are trying to rank the best teams in Magic history. To see the full tournament bracket, visit the introduction page. Today is Day One of the Finals:
Magic Masters Finals: 2009 vs. 1996
I did not expect this to take this long. Crammed into a season that was too fast...
Both the agents for Phil Jackson and an Orlando Magic source denied Wednesday any contact between the parties about a role in the front office.
Silence can be an organization's biggest weapon, and one of its biggest risks.
Magic fans are growing frustrated with this longer-than-expected process to hire a new GM and you knew it would not take long for something crazy to jump into the fold without much backing. All the while, Orlando has remained silent, unable and unwilling to comment on a search that is ongoing.
Barring some sort of Deron Williams/Dwight Howard free agency/trade miracle, Jostens probably won’t be whipping up another batch of Dallas Mavericks Championship rings any time soon. Still, it’s interesting to observe the creativity that went into designing the ring, and then the actual creation process itself. You can skip to the 1:30 mark of the video embedded above (via...
The Magic are still hunting for a GM, look for a brief update on that later today over at Crossover Chronicles, and there appears to be no leader.
One rumor just will not die though. Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated is reporting that Sam Vincent is preparing to present another plan to Magic brass that would put Phil Jackson in some role with the franchise:
According to the sources...
Magic fans have not heard from Dwight Howard in a while. He has been rehabbing in Los Angeles after back surgery in April and by all accounts -- usually a stray comment from Alex Martins or a sidewalk interview with TMZ -- Howard's recovery is going fine.
There are even some rumors that Howard is going to be making his way back to Orlando soon. Who really knows, though?