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Orlando Magic Daily:
As every member of the Magic filed through media day -- whether it be the media scrum or OrlandoMagic.com's live broadcast of the media day -- the same message continued to come up.
Yes, the Dwight Howard saga was a bit of a distraction last year. But there is no ill will among his former teammates. Just because Dwight Howard is gone, does not mean the Magic are destined for losing. The expectation for this Magic team to win and win now reamins even without the superstar center anchoring the paint.
The Magic are not in a "woe-is-me" mentality. That is not the culture Rob Hennigan and Jacque Vaughn want to build. This is still an organization that expects the best from its players every night, expects them to play hard and expects them to win.
And that is what the Magic expect from themselves too, as Arron Afflalo explains:
When you throw the term 'rebuilding' [around], it kind of implies as if you're almost willing to lose. And I...
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Dwight Howard took a huge step in his recovery process as the Los Angeles Lakers center was a full participant at practice on Tuesday.
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The Lakers may have made some huge offseason moves, including netting All-NBA center Dwight Howard. On Laker media day, Kobe Bryant flat out stated that despite the new additions, this is his team.
You heard about it, now here’s the video of Dwight Howard practicing his 3pt shot.
Somewhere, Andrew Bynum is upset.
Dwight Howard participated in his first practice with the Los
Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, going through a lengthy workout with no
apparent concerns about his surgically repaired back.
The Magic locker room might have a different, more pleasant odor this season now that Dwight Howard is gone, but it won't be without those who miss the way things used to be. Glen "Big Baby" Davis said that the Magic will miss Howard's "farting ability" more than anything, according to the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins. Glen Davis was asked what...
Dwight Howard is sitting out most of Los Angeles Lakers training camp while he recovers from surgery to correct a herniated disk in his back. Andrew Bynum has been shut down by the Philadelphia 76ers for three weeks as a "precaution" after undergoing a plasma-rich platelet injection in one of his surgically repaired knees. Stephen Curry is back on the court, but in limited...
Monday was Orlando Magic media day for the reformed squad. It was the media’s first chance to beat the current players (several of which, weren’t on the team last year) with questions about Dwight Howard. Fair? Probably not. Those that have been in the locker room the last year are probably glad the whole charade [...]
The Lakers held their media day on Monday along with the majority of the NBA. Of course there were tons of questions whose stories will dot the start of the ’12 – ’13 season. When will Dwight Howard be ready to hit the floor, how will Kobe and Steve Nash blend together, are the Clippers [...]
ORLANDO, Fla. After eight years of being carried on the broad shoulders of Dwight Howard, Monday marked the beginning of a new era for the Orlando Magic.
Coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith were dismissed following the season.
Howard, a perenial All-Star for the Magic, was finally traded to the Lakers in August in a blockbuster multi-team deal after a turbulent...
The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders. There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.
Dwight Howard had his wish granted and was freed from the Orlando Magic. As a result, the Magic become one of the worst teams in the league...