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The Eastern Conference’s playoff action thus far has been a weird mix of injuries and disappointments. Dwight Howard was out from the start, Derrick Rose didn’t make it through four quarters, and the Knicks were defeated by a fire extinguisher, if I’m remembering correctly. Of the four teams remaining, it’s clearly a one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other situation. Heat-hater or not, do you really want to see one of these other teams advance to the Finals?
The 76ers are a well-coached group under Doug Collins. They limit the turnovers, rebound, and play tough defense, which is a nice way of saying they’re profanely boring to watch. Seriously, before the playoffs started, could you name one guy on this team? (Andre Iguodala doesn’t count–everyone knows him from the Dunk Contest in NBA 2K8. 360 REVERSE WINDMILLS ALL DAY, BABY).
We’ve also got the Boston Celtics, who, if I was writing this four years ago, would be a lock to advance and a must-watch basketball team. However,...
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A report published earlier this week said Dwight Howard badly wants out of Orlando, and it looks like the Magic are ready to grant him his wish.
According to Sheridan Hoops, the Magic will be proactive in soliciting deals for Howard after next week’s draft lottery order is determined.
Chris Sheridan says Magic owner Rich DeVos decided it was time for the franchise to start fresh...
Look on the bright side. At least Juwan Howard is younger than Jamie Moyer.
It might only seem the Miami Heat are out of power forwards heading into Thursday's playoff game at Indiana. But there waiting in the wings is Juwan Howard, 39, who actually finally did score Tuesday for the first time in this postseason.
It might have to come down to Howard getting some time for the...
The fallout from Lance Stephenson’s choke gesture after LeBron James missed a free throw in Game 3 has been mixed. James himself wouldn’t even give a response to the gesture, but LeBron’s teammate Juwan Howard reportedly took offense to the gesture.
According to reports, Howard attempted to confront Stephenson on Saturday before the Heat took the court for practice. And if...
In what would be the worse idea of all time, the Orlando Magic are reportedly willing to discuss the general manager job with Shaquille O'Neal. Orlando is looking to retain the services of Dwight Howard and think that maybe O'Neal could help keeping Howard in town.
O'Neal stated his career in Orlando but has no front office experience whatsoever. It has worked out...
The Big G.M himself
The master of the mono-syllabic pun running an NBA franchise?
Well, according to ESPN.com's Chris Broussard, the Orlando Magic want to meet with former Magic star and current TNT commentator. The reason: Apparently O'Neal has a good relationship with the whiny Dwight Howard and the Magic may believe...
I would say the Indiana Pacers player making the most noise in their series with the Miami Heat is probably Roy Hibbert. The Pacers big man has been playing phenomenally and is getting a lot of positive attention.
A guy getting noticed for completely different reasons is Lance Stephenson.
Stephenson has quickly gained notoriety as being the immature clown who gave LeBron James...
The Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers Game 5 has been full of antics.
Whether it be Lance Stevenson giving Miami the choke sign, Juwan Howard taking exception to Lance's act, Danny Granger's tough guy act to the plenty of hard fouls in Game 5.
But perhaps this could have been the proverbial cherry on top of the cake for this series.
According to Fox Sports Florida, police arrested...
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James is the leading vote-getter for the league's all-defensive team.
Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, Clippers guard Chris Paul, Grizzlies guard Tony Allen and Magic center Dwight Howard join the Heat star on the first team announced Wednesday.
Ibaka and Allen earned first-team honors for the first time.
James totaled 53 points...
The Orlando Magic fired one of the five best coaches in the NBA this past season because Dwight Howard didn't like him. We can assume he didn't like all that nagging Stan did in hopes that Dwight improve as a player, but we don't know that for sure. The day Stan pulled back the curtain in front of the NBA universe exposing Howard's demands to have him canned surely...
Stan Van Gundy was fired on Monday, which essentially signified ownership siding with Dwight Howard – who will likely leave anyway – over the embattled coach. There was a time when Van Gundy and Howard seemed like they had a relationship that was kind of funny. But this season, it jst turned sad and stupid. Somehow I don’t think Dwight will be doing too many more Stan Van impressions.
If you have seen what has been going on with the Orlando Magic over the course of this NBA season, it is no surprise that the Magic have decided to part ways with head coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith. I think we all saw this move coming and to be honest, I'm surprised that the firing of Van Gundy didn't happen as soon as the team got bounced from the playoffs...
Have you heard the one about the superstar free agent center who left his team, citing myriad problems within the organization as well as his desire to leave behind a “small pond” market for stardom, and then spent the next decade constantly ripping that team at any chance he got for no good reason, ultimately focusing on its new superstar center, who admired and idolized him...