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Theres a quote on the walls of the stairway leading up to the practice gym at WakeForest University. A quote that Orlando Magic point guard Ishmael Smith repeated countless times as he climbed that stairway in the late hours of the night and the early hours of the morning. A quote he still repeats today, now three years out of college and finding his way in the NBA.
The quote reads: There are only two types of players, three to six players or six to three players. Which one are you?My coach, Skip Prosser used to ask us that all the time. Smith explained. He would tell us that if we want to be the best we have to put in extra time outside of our practices, which were from three oclock in the afternoon to six in the evening.
That extra time, from six to three, is the reason why Smith undrafted out of college has found a home with the Magic. After practices, he can be seen following behind one of the assistant coaches, listening attentively to whatever lesson is being taught.I ask a ...
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Single game records arent made to be broken, at least not easily. If they were, it wouldnt have taken 19 years for a Magic player to pull down Shaquille ONeals rebounding record.
The truth is, single game records are extremely hard to reach. Rarely do you see a player attain one and that is because its a result of many outside variables coming together on one very special night....
Glen Davis has always been a fighter.
Not literally. Hopefully not, at least, because of the NBA's fines for fighting and sensitivity toward all that for its image, etc.
But Glen Davis has overcome a lot to get where he is at. And this year has been a breakout season for him as he has taken a prominent role on a team for the first time in his career. A sprained shoulder...
Brace yourself. The news you’re about to hear may come off as shocking, and could require a few minutes to register. The Orlando Magic will not pursue ex-Superstar center, Dwight Howard, when he becomes a free agent in July.
In the most head-scratching scenario of “why in the heck would they anyways”, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that the Orlando Magic have...
The Magic are on a seven-game losing streak.
No getting around that. Wins and losses are what teams are judged by and ultimately what success is determined from. They matter. Even for a team like this Magic team that is focusing on rebuilding and development, as Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
I think that the overall streak of losing does start to take a toll...
The Magic knew what was coming.
Once Carmelo Anthony got the ball at the top of the key he was going to run a pick and roll. Once he had the ball in his hands, that is when it was unclear what he might do. That is when Josh McRoberts or Arron Afflalo or Nikola Vucevic, who all took turns guarding Anthony down the stretch, were stuck on that dreaded island. That is when they were...
The Orlando Magic built off a strong performance against Miami and snap a six-game losing streak. They accomplished one of those. Maybe not the one they wanted though.
Orlando is still on a losing streak. Kirk Hinrich's bucket with 25 seconds left gave Chicago the lead for good as Jameer Nelson could not answer on two opportunities to tie it up. The Bulls front line proved...
Every injury is an opportunity.
When Jameer Nelson and E'Twaun Moore went down with injuries against Washington, Ish Smith was brought to the forefront. He started against Toronto for the fifth time in his career and started again against Miami. In those two games, Smith averaged 7.5 points per game.
More tellingly, maybe, Smith scored 13 points on 6-for-12 shooting as...
(22-10) vs. (12-20)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Knicks by 6
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Season Series: Lost 99-89 in Orlando on Nov. 13; Tonight in Orlando; January 30 in New York; March 20 in New York
ORLANDO -- Carmelo Anthony scored 40 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, as the New York Knicks beat the Orlando Magic, 114-106, Saturday night at Amway Center. The Magic (12-21) lost their eighth consecutive game, their longest losing streak since the 2005-06 season. Anthony, who hit 14 of 29 shots, also had six rebounds and six assists. J.R. Smith added 16 points and...