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 don'...