Found May 23, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James is the leading vote-getter for the league's all-defensive team. Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, Clippers guard Chris Paul, Grizzlies guard Tony Allen and Magic center Dwight Howard join the Heat star on the first team announced Wednesday. Ibaka and Allen earned first-team honors for the first time. James totaled 53 points, including 24 first-team votes. He averaged 1.9 steals and 7.9 rebounds as Miami ranked fourth in the league in opponent scoring. The NBA's 30 head coaches vote on the all-defensive team by position. They're not allowed to pick their own players.

LeBron James on Miami: “we don’t do anything that’s dirty”

There will be no Dexter Pittman or Udonis Haslem for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between Miami and Indiana to help protect LeBron James from any type of retaliation from the Pacers. LeBron should expect it, especially after Haslem viciously took one to Hansbrough as well as, Dexter Pittman meticulously sought after Lance Stephenson and maliciously elbowed him. [...]

Rival Execs Speculate Howard May Be More Willing To Sign New Deal

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They Can Stand The Heat

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Heat 105, Pacers 93

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Report: Shaquille O'Neal...the Big GM (of the Magic)

The Big G.M himself ((ht: Huh? The master of the mono-syllabic pun running an NBA franchise? Really? Well, according to's Chris Broussard, the Orlando Magic want to meet with former Magic star and current TNT commentator. The reason: Apparently O'Neal has a good relationship with the whiny Dwight Howard and the Magic may believe...

Pacers-Heat Preview

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Stan Van Gundy, GM Otis Smith out in Orlando

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Cleaning House Has Begun For The Orlando Magic

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Stuff That Happens In 32-Point Blowouts, Featuring Dexter Pittman

Have you learned to enjoy a good ol’ fashioned blowout yet?  If not, these playoffs may be leaving you asleep with the remote control in your hand.  For those of you who didn’t make it to the latter stages of Miami’s trouncing of the Indiana Pacers, here are three videos you’ll want to watch, along with my super-brief thoughts on each one of them. ***Dexter Pittman’s...

How Could Things Be Worse For The Magic? Hiring Shaquille O’Neal As The GM

Have you heard the one about the superstar free agent center who left his team, citing myriad problems within the organization as well as his desire to leave behind a “small pond” market for stardom, and then spent the next decade constantly ripping that team at any chance he got for no good reason, ultimately focusing on its new superstar center, who admired and idolized him...

Sweeping Change in Orlando

The Orlando Magic have chosen to part ways with head coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith. In five seasons at the helm in Orlando, Van Gundy posted a 259-135 (.657) record, and made the playoffs every year. A highlight was the Magic’s 2009 NBA Finals appearance, where they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games. Smith was named Orland0′s full-time general...
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