Found May 10, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
The NBA playoffs and NBA season is taking its toll on the U.S. Olympic roster pool. Already the U.S. has lost Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, LaMarcus Aldridge and Chauncey Billups off its finalists roster. It forced the team to add Anthony Davis and James Harden to its collective roster pool. It also had the U.S. pushing back the date to submit its final roster and received an extension on the U.S. Olympic Committee's deadline to name a final roster. The U.S.'s 12-man roster will have to make the same commitment to defense that the 2008 Olympic team did, but it will be a mix of the gold-medal winning 2008 team and the gold medal-winning 2010 team at the World Championships. This puts the U.S. behind the 8-ball in building the team and the program. After all, the 2008 team was really born at the 2006 World Championships and the three-year commitment Jerry Colangelo asked of its participants to play in two major international competitions (plus the Tournament of the Americas qua...

Magic give Dwight Howard ultimatum

CEO Alex Martins said that if the center won't sign an extension, the team will ensure it doesn't "go through a season like we went through this year."

Orlando Magic To Make Decision On Keeping Dwight Howard Soon

A decision -- from the Orlando Magic -- will be made regarding keeping or trading away Dwight Howard if he declines to sign a contract extension with the team during the summer of 2012, Magic CEO Alex Martins said Tuesday night.According to Bright House Sports Network, Howard can become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career on July 1st, 2013 -- something Orlando...

Either sign Howard or trade him

If you thought that the Orlando Magic's 105-87 loss in Indiana Tuesday night meant that the most turbulent era in team history was finally behind them, you couldn't be more wrong. This nightmare is just beginning. And if Magic fans are convinced that a 4-1 gentleman's sweep at the hands of the resurgent Pacers is a low point in the never-ending saga that has dominated...

Magic May Seek Trade If Howard Doesn't Sign Extension

Alex Martins added that "necessary decisions will be made" if Dwight Howard doesn't sign an extension with Orlando.

This is exactly how the Orlando Magic’s season went

It was a helluva run by the Orlando Magic, which included 1 NBA Finals appearance a few seasons ago, but it pretty much has come to an end, as the fallout is just starting. This “Gone Fishin” pic front TNT last night pretty much depicts this last season, with Dwight Howard doing what he felt [...]

Steele: Not all doom and gloom for Magic

The 2011-12 NBA season has come a close for the Orlando Magic. It was the longest, short season in franchise history. If someone were to offer a screenplay depicting the seasons events to the Soap Opera Network, it would be roundly rejected for lack of believability. Now, as the post-season arrives, big decisions are in the offing for the franchise. Will the three major players...

Vote: Who Is the Dirtiest Player in the NBA?

The NBA is typically known as a "Diva's sport." LeBron James carrying a man's handbag or Dwight Howard whining about his head coach creates a stereotype of a sport where players are both pampered and needy. Then again, there are plenty of basketball players that are full of aggression and fueled by the intensity and passion for the sport. But that can draw a fairly...

Gone Fishin’ – Orlando Magic

What a drama-filled year the Orlando Magic have been through! They have experienced DwightMare, Dwight attempting to get Stan Van Gundy fired, SVG finding out and telling the media only to have Dwight lie about it all. Then, Dwight Howard would have a season ending injury and somehow, the Magic would make it to the [...]

Colangelo Wants Answer From Aldridge On Olympics

LaMarcus Aldridge not notified USA basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo of his summer plans.

Bring on the Heat! (or the Knicks)

If Pacers fans want to say that the team's 4-1 first round loss to the Bulls last year was closer than the numbers suggested, then they must also accept that the Pacers' 4-1 victory over the Magic, accomplished several hours ago, was a pretty close call as well.Not to say the Pacers were not clearly the better team. They were. Without Dwight Howard, this Magic squad...
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