Originally written July 20, 2012 on Orlando Magic Daily:
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, we crown a champion. And a worthy champion it is. When I embarked on this task of determining the best team in Magic history last summer, I suspected how it would go. Now more than ever, though, I think is the right time to remember the 2008-09 team. This was an incredibly special season. One that Magic fans could properly appreciate, yet still be surprised about every step of the way. The 2009 team is etched into our memories and because it was recent the memory is still very clear. Particularly now, it is comfortable to look back then and feel the world was in front of us still. At the beginning of the season, Otis Smith and the team were all talking championship. Magic fans were willing to temper the expectations a bit. After all, Orl...
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