Found November 18, 2011 on
Orlando Magic Daily:
Note: since there is no basketball, and we were supposed to have games, we will imagine there were games. With the help of AccuScore, Strat-o-Matic and Basketball Prospectus, we can imagine an NBA season even if there is not one actually going on. So with that, we begin to imagine the 2011-12 season.
The Magic and the Celtics have played some classic games in the last few years. It has turned into one of the most competitive and intriguing rivalries in the league the last few years. Yes, the score is typically low as the defenses take over, but the drama is always high.
So with Orlando on a six-game winning streak and Boston fresh off of an overtime loss in Miami the night before, it was another nationally televised matchup between the Eastern Conference titans. This game did not (or would not have) disappoint.
The Magic took a nine-point lead into the locker room and never lost the lead, surviving several Celtics rallies to secure a 92-87 win. The Magic had 18 offensive rebounds...
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Last month, when the city of Memphis was rumored to be considering a lawsuit against the NBA for lost revenue from the lockout, I took a drag from my ivory tobacco pipe, lowered my bifocals and asked my butler, “Shouldn’t Orlando be the first city to go after the NBA because of that whole All-Star Game thing?” Sadly, he couldn’t respond, because he’s a monkey butler.
(5-2) vs. (6-2) Time/TV: 8 p.m./Who am I kidding?Line: What Line?Tickets: Good luck with that...Season Series: None
1) Ex-NHL veteran Dave Andreychuck has a pretty stern warning for the NBA players who think they can outlast the owners in this labor impasse, as he tells Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel.
2) Dre of Wages of Wins concludes...
Always be prepared. Isn’t that what they always say? Well the city of Orlando sure is following those words of wisdom. The farthest thing from the minds of the NBA players, owners and fans is probably the 2012 All-Star game, but the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the city is still getting ready to host the event as if the mid-season scrimmage is still going down.
Whenever Dwight Howard faces the press, he has no choice but to answer questions about his upcoming free agency. The Orlando Sentinel has the latest carefully-constructed answer from the Magic superstar: “Although he stopped well short of saying he’s made a decision about his long-term future, Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard said Thursday he plans to take advantage of...
There's no end in sight to the NBA lockout, but in the meantime, Orlando Magic players Dwight Howard, Quentin Richardson and Magic assistant coach Patrick Ewing have signed up for a new team.
(4-4) vs. (7-2) Time/TV: 7 p.m./Who am I kidding?Line: What Line?Tickets: Good luck with that...Season Series: None
1) Hedo Turkoglu's agent, Jim Tanner, tells Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel that Turkoglu is weighing several options to play in Europe for the remainder of the lockout.
2) Mark Schlueb of the Orlando Sentinel...
Magic center Dwight Howard, who attended the inauguration of Barack Obama, is apparently going to join his re-election campaign -- on the court.
ESPN.com has reported that Howard has committed to play in the Dec. 12 exhibition game in Washington D.C. to raise money for Obama's bid, along with many other NBA stars.
With the NBA lockout threatening to drag on and on, Orlando Magic small forward Hedo Turkoglu is open to the idea of playing abroad.
Doc Rivers fired after loss at UtahThe Magic's regular season was scheduled to continue tonight in Orlando with a marquee game against the Boston Celtics, but the lockout interrupted the party.
Magic nearly overcome 25-point deficit in NY lossThe Magic's regular season was scheduled to continue tonight in Orlando against Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets, but the lockout interrupted the party.
Used to create a card of Clyde Drexler for the 2007-08 Upper Deck Chronology Basketball release. This oil painting was created by artist Arthur Miller and captures “The Glide” during his third NBA Finals appearance against the Orlando Magic in 1995 when he averaged 21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.