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Notable Moments from Grantland’s Oral History on ’90s Magic

If you like the Orlando Magic and have not yet read the oral history of the mid-’90s Magic from Grantland, stop what you’re doing and do it. Then come back here. Jonathan Abrams did a fantastic job of piecing together the rise of fall of Orlando’s young franchise and collecting some great quotes from some very important figures. I decided to put together my viewpoint of the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Orlando Magic App is Now Accessible on Apple Watch

As part of the Orlando Magic’s continuing commitment to technology and enhancement of the fan experience, the Magic have launched its exclusive Orlando Magic App for Apple Watch. Fans can download the app for Apple Watch using this link. Fans will have to look no further than their wrist to check out the latest scores and stats, in addition to getting alerts directly from the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five potential fits for the Magic in the 2015 NBA Draft

The Orlando Magic are in a bit of a pickle with this year's NBA draft lottery. On the one hand, the Magic finished with the fifth-worst record in the league, which gives them a decent chance (8.8 percent) at the top pick. On the other, the fifth-worst record actually means Orlando's likeliest draft slot is sixth, thanks to the chance that another team vaults into the top three....
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton "looking forward to growing" his game after successful rookie year

The light you see shining from central Florida is the beacon of hope in the Orlando Magic backcourt. What started in 2013-14 with the addition and emergence of Victor Oladipo has grown exponentially thanks to Elfrid Payton, who threatened to overtake Anfernee Hardaway this season for the Magic's franchise record for most assists by a rookie.When your only company and comparison as...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Orlando Shoot Better in the ‘Pride’ Sleeved Jerseys?

The Orlando Magic played 12 games in their brand new ‘Pride’ silver and sleeved jerseys this season. The vast majority of people have despised these jerseys. I love ’em. They look great. The Magic continue their NBA ‘pinstripes’ monopoly. The Association wants advertisements, and sleeved jerseys open up extra real estate for sponsors to take up uniform space. But supposedly...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Add Scott Brooks to Orlando’s Coaching Candidate Radar

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports   A new candidate for the Orlando Magic Head Coach position may have just emerged. If you haven’t heard, the Oklahoma City Thunder have fired Head Coach Scott Brooks after spending 7 years taking them from bottom feeder to championship contender. He departs OKC with a 338-207 (.620) regular season win-loss record as well as a 39-34 postseason record...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Victor Oladipo's interview at the Jordan Brand Classic

Basketball never stops for Victor Oladipo, it would appear. Oladipo was courtside for the Jordan Brand Classic on Friday at Barclays Center, and ESPN caught up with the Magic star to find out how he got from the amateur level to the game's biggest stage and if he had any advice for up-and-coming ballers:"I think the biggest thing is to never be satisfied. These guys are ... some...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Tobias Harris not concerned with free agency, wants to win

Tobias Harris has some big decisions ahead of him, and his bank account will likely grow much larger after he picks a team in free agency. As much as Harris has voiced his desire to be back with the Magic, nothing is certain for the Orlando forward, as reported by Orlando Pinstriped Post. "Only God knows what's next," Harris said. "I can't control the future. No one can. You know...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic and Nuggets could face off for their desired coach

Both the Denver Nuggets and the Orlando Magic are in the market for a new head coach. The Magic fired Jacque Vaughn this season after a disappointing tenure, while the Nuggets fired Brian Shaw after he failed to connect with his players on any level.Both teams' situations are eerily similar, which could lead to an interesting offseason. We've seen teams compete for the same players...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Magic Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Magic will add next to Victor Oladipo, Nikola...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vote for Tobias Harris to Win NBA Cares Season-long Award

Get your charity hats on, Orlando Magic fans. Fan voting for the 2014-2015 Season-long NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente has begun and Magic forward Tobias Harris is in the running. Along with an NBA panel of judges, fans can vote for Tobias to win through April 27th via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #NBACommunityAssist and #TobiasHarris in...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Forget the Magic Have the #51 Draft Pick Too

Remember the Orlando Magic ‘asset acquisition’ deal the franchise made with the Chicago Bulls last July? No? Well, here’s your refresher. The Magic took on the $1.83 million salary of Anthony Randolph and received a second round Draft pick in 2015 as well as 2016. Even some cash. In return, Orlando only needed to give up the rights to Milovan Rakovic. Fast forward to now....
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Magic Number: .500

Wild Card Standings  One game out
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is #5 a Good Pre-Draft Lottery Spot After All?

The NBA Playoffs are ongoing. Even though the Orlando Magic are not part of them, fans can look forward to another date one month away. May 19th. The Draft Lottery. The Magic have the 5th-best odds of winning the #1 pick. They have an 8.8% chance at winning the #1 pick, 9.7% at the 2nd selection, 10.7% at the #3 pick, 26.1% to stay put at the 5th position, 36.0% to drop down to...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Which NBA Refs Did Magic Fans Love and Hate This Season?

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports You may have noticed that I was tracking NBA referee win-loss records for every Orlando Magic game officiated this 2014-2015 season. I’ve got the results below: Ref # Ref Name Magic Wins Magic Losses 43 Dan Crawford 4 0 6 Tony Brown 4 2 49 Tom Washington 4 4 46 Ben Taylor 3 1 34 Kevin Cutler 3 2 41 Ken Mauer 3 2 68 Marat Kogut 3 3 31 Scott Wall...
Via Magic Basketball Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Car License Plates May Not Exist in the Future

That’s right, Orlando Magic fans, those team license plates you sometimes see on the back of automobiles in Central Florida may no longer exist in the future. Dan Sweeney of the Sun Sentinel reports that there is a new Florida state legislation bill that is expected to pass soon requiring that a minimum of 4,000 versions of a specialty license plate must be sold and active on...
Via Magic Basketball Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned from Orlando Magic Exit Interviews

Orlando Magic players, interim Head Coach James Borrego, and General Manager Rob Hennigan on Thursday reflected back on the 2014-2015 season and look to the offseason to improve the franchise from the 25-win mess they were this campaign. Using OrlandoMagic.com video footage, let’s pick out some of the more important things said as well as try and interpret some responses.  ...
Via Magic Basketball Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Will Travel to Brazil in October for 2015 Preseason

The Orlando Magic will be heading to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in October for upcoming preseason action, per a report by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. The Magic are slated to play Brazilian champions Flamengo. If you recall, last October the Magic played Flamengo at Amway Center. Orlando won that contest 106-88 as the atmosphere was fantastic. The NBA Global Games Rio 2015...
Via Magic Basketball Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic invested in young core headed into offseason

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Three seasons removed from overhauling their front office, coaching staff and roster, this was supposed to be the year the Orlando Magic be playing in meaningful basketball games by season's end. Instead the Magic entered the offseason Thursday with almost as many unknowns as they had three years ago. Orlando did improve, winning 25 games after notching just 23...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic to play preseason game in Brazil

Get your passports ready, Orlando Magic fans, your team is headed to Brazil. According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic will travel to Rio De Janeiro to play a preseason game against Brazilian team Flamengo on Oct. 17 at HSBC Arena. As Robbins noted, the franchise’s participation in this exhibition “is no accident.” Magic executives sought this trip due...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon Had to Reassure People He’s Not Retiring

Orlando Magic veteran guard Ben Gordon is a few weeks into his fresh new Instagram account. He also hasn’t played a contest since March 22nd. Still, the man stays positive and he wanted to give his thanks for his 11th season of NBA basketball.   …it’s over after tonight…#curtains THANK YOU GOD for my 11th season in the NBA my child hood dreams manifested and fully...
Via Magic Basketball Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic Game Recap: Miami’s Flame Refuses to Go Out

(Miami, FL) — In their final regular season home game of the season at American Airlines Arena, the Miami Heat (36-45) fended off elimination from the Eastern Conference playoff race as they beat the Orlando Magic (25-56) by a score of 100-93 on Monday night. The Heat gave their home crowd something to smile about on fan appreciation night, as Dwyane Wade (22 points, five assists...
Via Heat Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Clinch 5th-Worst NBA Record with Loss in Miami

AP Photo/Joel Auerbach That’s basically the only good news that came out of the Orlando Magic losing 100-93 to the Miami Heat down in South beach on Monday night. The 25-56 Magic only played well in the fourth quarter, which makes the final scoreline respectable. When it comes time for the NBA Lottery, the Magic are now guaranteed to have the 5th-best odds to win the #1 selection...
Via Magic Basketball Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A Laughably Long List of Potential Magic Coaching Candidates

Even if the Orlando Magic win their final two games of the season, that would still only give interim Head Coach James Borrego a 12-18 record heading into the offseason. I love the guy – everyone does – but that’s not good enough to be considered for the full-time position. The Magic are playing better under Borrego and lead assistant Igor Kokoskov since Jacque Vaughn was...
Via Magic Basketball Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic at Miami Heat game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. On the brink of missing the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons, the Miami Heat will try their best to close out this disappointing campaign on a positive note. The Heat host the Orlando Magic on Monday night and must win their final two games to have any chance of reaching the postseason. Barring a miraculous turn...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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