Found September 18, 2012 on The NBA Passionista:
TEAMS: Orlando Magic

Things are about to get real lousy in Orlando Magic fan land considering the team is destined to be one of the worst teams in the league and a probable lottery team for a year or two. Thus, Magic fans are going to be really, really, really, really cranky and hey, if you went [...]


Magic fan suing team for using her likeness in promotions

Thirty-year old Orlando Magic fan Kristi Slavin has her face and upper body on buses, light-post banners and a tourist magazine because someone in the Magic marketing department thinks she’s pretty. And apparently she isn’t flattered – or she’s going for the American dream and looking to make a quick buck. Slavin and her attorney Hank Hornsby have filed a suit seeking...

The Orlando Magic Are Shady

So the Orlando Magic are being sued for using a photo of a female fan all across the city in a new marketing campaign….without her permission. Here’s an excerpt from a local newspaper: “The lawsuit, filed last month by Winter Park attorney Hank Hornsby, contends the Magic profited from the commercial and promotional use of (Kristi) Slavin’s face and body, but the team neither...

2012/13 NBA Team Rankings & Previews: #29 Orlando Magic

#29 - Orlando Magic2011/12 Record: 37-29, lost first round of playoffs2012/13 Projected Record: 20-62, no playoffs   Key Additions:Andrew Nicholson - Power Forward/CenterArron Afflalo - Shooting GuardAl Harrington - Power ForwardGustavo Ayon - CenterMoe Harkless - Small ForwardKey Departures:Dwight Howard - CenterRyan Anderson - Power ForwardJason Richardson - Shooting...

Orlando Magic set bar for going low

We all knew the Orlando Magic would never receive a favorable return for Dwight Howard. OK, maybe we didnt know for certain -- but that sure seemed to be the chatter among opposing NBA front-office types. The longer the Magic held onto Howard, it was widely assumed, the less talent they would obtain. And not just because the Magics new GM is barely older than the water boy. Instead...

Best news ever: Stan Van Gundy named to Central Florida Zoo board of directors

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick have a soft spot for former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy and once we caught wind of this news, we had to report it.According to Joshua Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Stan recently was named to the board of directors for a zoo:No word on exactly what Stan will be doing but hopefully he'll bring this sort of enthusiasm to the job: ...

Orlando Magic :NBA Offseason (draft, trades, and free agency)

Orlando:  Draft Grade Grade B- (19) Andrew Nicholson, PF; (49) Kyle O’Quinn, C With the future of Dwight Howard uncertain the Magic had no choice but two draft to big man in this draft. Nicholson is a big that can score both inside and out. He is a pretty good three pointer shooter for being a big man. The only question with him is his strength. He was the Atlantic...

Magic show poorly in ESPN's #NBARank

The Magic's entire roster has made its appearance in ESPN's second annual ranking of the 500 players that populate the NBA ... and we have not even reached No. 50 ... or No. 60. According to the panel of experts from ESPN who undertook this massive project once again, Arron Afflalo is Orlando's top player, coming in at 80th in the list. Jameer Nelson is second at 102nd...

45 Days to Tip Off: BO!

Believe it or not, we are less than one month away from the first Magic preseason game. Orlando will open training camp on October 1 and open the preseason in Mexico City against New Orleans on October 7. So how will we get ready? By counting down to the beginning of the season on November 2 against Denver. Let's continue: 45? 45! That can only mean one thing! Get your shades...

The Delusional Patrick Ewing

Last week, reports surfaced that Patrick Ewing turned down an offer to coach the Knicks’ D-League team. ”Patrick has paid his dues,” a source told ESPN NY. “He was a little insulted.” Ewing has been an assistant coach for eight seasons, with the Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and, most recently, the Orlando Magic. Despite that time in position, Ewing was turned...

Dwight Howard has no regrets about leaving Orlando

In a recent interview with ESPN’s Ric Bucher, Dwight Howard makes his stance known regarding all the drama that happened with the Orlando Magic last season that carried into this summer.  The center states that he cannot really cater to everyone, but has made the right decisions along the way.  Howard said, I don’t have any regrets, you know.  I think everything happened...
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