Found March 03, 2013 on
Orlando Magic Daily:
Twitter has completely changed our relationship with sports.
It is hard to watch a game without a Twitter stream of commentary scrolling throughout the game. There is such a large community having a shared experience now that it is really quite amazing. I participate in it every game night in talked to my followers about the Magic.
The Magic do too. They have wracked up the Twitter influence.
In a slow news day post, The Wall Street Journal took a look at the Twitter following for all the professional sports teams. And who is the second most followed team sport Twitter account in North America?
In the words of Paul Porter, "YOUR ORLANDO MAGIC."
Deadspin tries to explain:
The second-most-followed Twitter account in North American pro team sports belongs to the Orlando Magic? It's easy enough to fluff Twitter numbers, but the Magic also seem to have vibrant feed and a real interest in feeding fans good tweet. Theories welcome.
The Magic have 1...
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Tobias Harris has entered a different stratosphere. The Orlando Magic forward double-doubled with 27 points (11-of-15 filed goals and 2-of-2 free throws) and 10 rebounds. He filled it up three 3-pointers, two assists and a steal in 31 minutes. He's clearly benefited from his move to Florida.
In the three games since the trade, Harris is averaging 17.7 points, 6.3 rebounds...
ORLANDO, Fla. The games outcome had long since been decided. But that didnt matter one bit to Al Harrington.
With the Orlando Magic down by an insurmountable margin Sunday night to the Memphis Grizzlies, Harrington cut to the basket and scored off a crisp pass from rookie Kyle OQuinn. Then he deflected the ensuing inbounds pass by Jon Leuer, gathered in the ball and missed his...
Tobias Harris was surprisingly efficient and effective in his first four games in a Magic uniform. The forward, under-utilized in Milwaukee, took to having playing time immediately and cashed in on the potential that made him the 19th pick int he 2011 Draft.
Entering Sunday's loss to Memphis, Harris was averaging 20.0 points per game and shooting 69.6 percent. That included...
I'll give these guys a few points for trying to include it in a mash-up performance, but I get the sneaking suspicion that the Orlando Magic Dancing Dads figured they can't do anything on the court worse than the basketball team has this season...
(31-28) vs. (16-42)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Rockets by 9
Tickets: $13-$92 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; April 1 in Houston
The Magic had another opportunity to win -- something that has seemed so fleeting in this struggle of a season with a bunch of young players filling roles that may be above their pay grade for the moment. Orlando led Houston 100-98 with five minutes to play. The team was rolling offensively all night and seemed finally to get some stops.
Houston though had the finishing kick...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tayshaun Prince had 14 points and Marc Gasol added 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies cruised to a 108-82 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.
The Grizzlies, who have won nine of their last 10 games, led by as many as 32 points and had six players in double figures. Sunday was their first of five straight games against teams with...
In the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal, magic and fantasy are all around you (expelliarmus!), but not far from there at the Amway center a different kind of fantasy Magic is taking place, and they play a lot uglier brand of basketball. Still there is fantasy goodness to be had here and Friday night Tobias Harris scored a career high 27 points with 10 rebounds, 2 assists...
(38-19) vs. (16-43)
Time/TV: 6 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Grizzlies by 9
Tickets: $4-$814 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 88-82 in Memphis on Feb. 22; Tonight in Orlando