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Tracy McGrady who officially announced his retirement from the NBA in August will be honored by the Orlando Magic on Nov. 1 during their home opener against the New Orleans Pelicans.
In addition to being recognized during a center court ceremony McGrady will serve as a color commentator during a portion of the FOX Sports Florida television broadcast.
McGrady played four seasons in Orlando (2000-2004) where he blossomed into one of the NBA's top scorers and led the Magic to the playoffs three times. He owns the team record for highest regular-season scoring average (28.1 ppg) and most points scored in a single game (62 points March 10 2004 vs. Washington).
In total McGrady played 16 seasons in the NBA winning two scoring titles and appearing in seven All-Star Games.
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image from espn.go.com Tracy McGrady may have only played 4 seasons with the Orlando Magic, but those four seasons were arguably the best seasons he ever played. In the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, McGrady led the NBA in scoring with 32.1 points per game and 28.0 points per game, and in the process was a legitimate MVP candidate. That is why it is fitting that after announcing his...
It's not only a brand new season for the San Antonio Spurs, bit it's also a brand new set of those funny HEB commercials starring Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and now, Kawhi Leonard.
Today after practice, Ginobili sent out a photo where he and Parker look quite regal sporting fancy robes for the upcoming commercials.
It's HEB commercials time!...
Only a crazy person would think that one measly exhibition game against CSKA Moscow is enough evidence to declare that Manu Ginobili is "back." But it was enough for the Spurs to cut Sam Young so who's crazy now?
I know what you're thinking "Man enough about Jeff Ayres Patty Mills and Matt Bonner when is Stampler ever gonna write about Manu?"
The San Antonio Spurs' 2013-14 season is drawing near and fans are getting pumped to see the men in black and silver hit the court once again.
There are many storylines heading into the Spurs' new season such as how the team will respond after losing in the NBA Finals last season, will Tony Parker's long summer catch up with him, and can Tim Duncan duplicate his performance...
On media day, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and guard Tony Parker talked about bringing Parker back slowly and not overworking him after playing a majority of the offseason for France at Eurobasket.
Playing an 82-game season followed by a late playoff run that ended in Game 7 of the NBA Finals and adding on a full Eurobasket tournament can take it's toll on a player...
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In case you don't remember what former San Antonio Spurs guard Derek Anderson said about the Spurs during his free agency in 2001, here's a reminder.
Yes, the same Derek Anderson that once publicly denounced Gregg Popovich and the Spurs for not quickly forking over the multi-millions he expected as a free agent is now singing the praises of Pop.
AT&T Center - San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can barely handle Manu Ginobili, the eccentric backup shooting guard that habitually unfurls high-risk passes in traffic, and utilizes a step back to generate space for a very, very difficult shot. These, um, decisions don't always end so well.
He can only take so much. Enter Marco Belinelli, the 27-year-old...
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Time/TV: 7 p.m./NBATV
Line: Cavs by 1.5
Tickets: $14-$439 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando (Preseason); Dec. 13 in Orlando; Jan. 2 in Cleveland; Feb. 19 in Cleveland; April 2 in Orlando
Victor Oladipo had 18 points on 7-for-13 shooting, eight rebounds and three assists in Friday's preseason game for the Orlando Magic against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"He's going to be great," Kyrie Irving said of Oladipo. "He's going to be great in this league. ... His potential is out of the roof."
Oladipo was the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Last week, the rebuilding Orlando Magic told an aging and expensive Hedo Turkoglu to stay home, a move that will no doubt lead to his release and a buyout. For most, this will pass as an expected and not particularly important event. Orlando projects to be a bottom-three team with or without Turkoglu.
Magic and Turkoglu fans, on the other hand, might get a little more sentimental...
In just his second season in the NBA, San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard had the unenviable task of defending the best player on the planet - Miami Heat's LeBron James in the 2013 NBA Finals.
We all know how much of a wrecking ball James can be on the offensive end but Leonard held his own using his long arms, lateral quickness and massive hands in the Finals.
The Spurs have released free agent small forward Sam Young according to an NBA source. Young’s release was confirmed via statement on Thursday.
Young is a veteran of four NBA seasons the last with Indiana. He played just one exhibition game for the Spurs finishing with no points on 0-for-6 shooting in Wednesday’s overtime victory against CSKA Moscow.
The Spurs outlasted CSKA Moscow 95-93 Wednesday.
The Moscow team is lead by legendary head coach Ettore Messina, who spent one season as the Lakers assistant. That was the closes thing the NBA has ever seen to a foreign coach.
We see tons of foreign players in the association but why not coaches?
Popovich believes they can adapt just as their players have.
“A lot of guys could...