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Shaq Week: The Early Days Of Superman

Since it’s #ShaqWeek, we at The Front Office News wanted to pay homage to the man they once called Superman on the basketball court. Shaquille O’Neal was arguably the most dominant player to have ever graced the NBA.  We’ll start off with the early years of Shaq as a member of the Orlando Magic and as the week progresses, we’ll show more footage of Shaq during his illustrious...
Via The Front Office News
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Outback Steakhouse and Magic Combine to Fight Youth Hunger

As part of the Orlando Magic’s Hoops for Hunger program and to tip off Hunger Action Month, the Magic and Outback Steakhouse teamed up on Tuesday with Victor Oladipo, as well as Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, to unveil the Magic’s second Love Pantry in Central Florida. This one at Rosemont Elementary.   Food and hygiene products are on their way to...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canada Suffer Disappointing Defeat at Hands of Argentina

Photo: Daniel Cardenas/FIBA Americas/Imago7 Not the ideal way you want to start the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship if you’re Canada. They fell to – most likely their toughest opponent in Group B – Argentina on Tuesday, 94-87. Canada got out-rebounded 45-39 and only shot 68% from the free throw line. Orlando Magic players Andrew Nicholson and Melvin Ejim both came off the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson and Melvin Ejim 2015 FIBA Americas Preview

I felt like putting these two Orlando Magic men together because Andrew Nicholson is beginning his ’15-’16 campaign most likely as a 3rd-string big man, and Melvin Ejim very well may not make Scott Skiles‘ 15-man roster come the beginning of the Magic’s regular season in late-October. But on Team Canada, both men are quite valuable on Jay Triano’s 12-man roster. Canada...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Efrid Payton gives back to every student at his old school (PHOTOS)

It's back-to-school time! Some students are already back in the classrooms, while others are waiting for the more traditional passing of Labor Day before they hit the books once more. But either way, a number of students are getting a helping hand from NBA players as they return to their scholastic endeavors. And thanks to Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton, students at Gretna...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mario Hezonja Puts Omri Casspi in Spin Cycle

Mario Hezonja is a freaking magician, and not just in the Orlando Magic sense of the word. Anyone that has seen the 20-year-old Croatian play knows he’s not just a perimeter player. I’m here to provide you more highlights to prove that. Croatia beat Israel 86-76 on Friday to go 9-0 in their EuroBasket exhibition warm-up preparation. Mario Hezonja got in some foul trouble, so...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicholson and Ejim Make Canada 12-Man FIBA Americas Squad

There wasn’t any doubt, but it’s official now, Orlando Magic players Andrew Nicholson and Melvin Ejim have made Canada’s finalized 12-man roster for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship that will take place in Mexico August 31st through September 12th. Top two countries from this 10-team tournament gets an automatic qualification into the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro....
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton Enjoys Special Day at Gretna Middle School

Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton was on familiar soil on Friday. The 21-year-old was in his hometown of Gretna, Louisiana giving out free school supplies to about 700 students at Gretna Middle School. Gretna attended classes there and also played basketball. It was supposed to be only a charitable-type visit for Elfrid. However...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic, Fournier have discussed extension

With all of the money coming into the league over the next couple of offseasons, it's understandable why an extension-eligible player might choose to wait until free agency to sign his next deal. It's a simple matter of getting more money. Yet several players from the 2012 draft class have already signed extensions, most notably Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's recent deal. And Orlando Magic...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mario Hezonja Drops 24 Points in EuroBasket Tune-Up Game

Photo: Igor Kralj/PIXSELL Orlando Magic #5 Draft pick Mario Hezonja chose a great time to have an outstanding contest for his Croatian national team with EuroBasket just over a week away. Croatia defeated Bosnia Herzigovina 97-79 in a friendly on Thursday. ‘Super Mario’ scored 24 points on 5-for-6 3-point shooting. The 20-year-old also racked up 6 rebounds and 2 assists. It’s...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Evan Fournier looks sad about his NBA 2K rating (PHOTO)

While the football world is enjoying its time with the latest installment of the Madden franchise, NBA video games are right around the corner. And with the release date coming soon, the powers that be over at NBA 2K are releasing player ratings for this year's NBA 2K16.That includes Orlando Magic wing Evan Fournier, who rated a solid but unspectacular 72, as he shared in a screen...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo helps Magic celebrate National Dog Day with song

The dog days of summer took a literal turn on Wednesday, as social media celebrated National Dog Day. And the Orlando Magic got in on the act, encouraging fans to share photos of their dogs decked out in Magic gear. Victor Oladipo, meanwhile, shared a rendition of his serenading of his dog, Zeus, for the holiday:And two Magic fans responded with absolutely adorable pictures of their...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Moe Harkless injures ankle training with Puerto Rican national team

Entering his fourth season in the NBA, new Portland Trail Blazers forward Moe Harkless is looking to bounce back from a lost 2014-15 campaign with the Orlando Magic. In order to do so he obviously needs to stay healthy, but so far that's been a problem.According to PrimeraHora.com, Harkless injured his ankle while practicing with the Puerto Rican national team, forcing him to fly...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo sings Dru Hill song to his dog in Instagram video

In case you didn’t know already, today is National Dog Day and Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo decided to pay tribute to his puppy on Instagram. Oladipo’s dog is named Zeus and he decided to show off his vocal abilities by singing the classic Dru Hill song “Beauty” to his puppy: Happy National Dog Day my life has changed so much since I got Zeus and I'm so thankful...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Our Favorite ‘F’ Word is Right Around the Corner

Let’s show some maturity, Orlando Magic fans. It’s not that word. It’s also not ‘football’. And it’s not even ‘FIFA 16’. Let’s ‘FIBA’. Welcome to my favorite part of the NBA offseason: FIBA action. Specifically, FIBA’s Americas Championship and EuroBasket tournaments. To most Americans, they’re only viewed as pre-Olympic qualifying tournaments for Brazil...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Does the Magic's all-time starting five include Shaq?

The dog days of August are as good a time as any to reflect on where a franchise has been and where it might be going. And although the Orlando Magic are still one of the youngest teams in the league, their past has been bright.Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer has been naming the all-time starting fives for each NBA team, and this week brings the Magic's turn. The biggest question is...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando’s 2015-2016 Preseason Schedule

You already know about the 82-game regular season schedule, but here is also the Orlando Magic 2015-2016 preseason campaign. It begins at Amway Center against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday October 3rd. Orlando opens training camp on September 26 at Amway Center. The Magic will play a total of eight preseason games, including four at Amway Center.  The other three home games...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams is bringing the goosey back to Cleveland

We’ll see Mo Williams back in a Cavaliers jersey soon. Per his Instagram page, an old friend has come back to Cleveland with him: the goosey. The goosey came back to the land with me A photo posted by Mo Williams (@mogotti25) on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:15pm PDT   The three-point celebration became synonymous with Mo during his first go-round with the Cavs from...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

How many more wins can Scott Skiles get the Magic next season?

Some teams made big splashes this offseason. Others more or less stood pat. For the Orlando Magic, the biggest change of the summer came on the bench, where Scott Skiles will replace interim head coach James Borrego and the deposed Jacque Vaughn.The Magic added Mario Hezonja too, of course, and the rookie could develop into a fantastic contributor for Orlando moving forward. But...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: 39-year-old Jason Williams embarrasses opponents at Pro-Am

Jason Williams is at it again.  Although this former NBA champion is retired, it hasn’t kept him from competing in the sport he loves. The 39-year-old Williams continues to dominate his opponents, which, in this case, are participants in a Pro-Am at the Orlando Rec Center. Sure, half of the dudes J-Will is playing against probably are not from the same pedigree, but it doesn’t...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Magic Penny Hardaway just misses top 25 in one all-time point guard ranking

The Orlando Magic have been graced with some fine point guards in the franchise's relatively brief history. Well before he took the job as the new head coach in Orlando, Scott Skiles was on the floor in a Magic jersey, setting assist records and guiding the fledgling organization. In a more recent vintage, Jameer Nelson nearly helped the Magic to an NBA title -- although his injury...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Scott Skiles bring to the Orlando Magic?

After going through two head coaches in the 2014-15 season, the Orlando Magic will look for more stability at the position as they try to build on their promising young core. Following the dismissal of Jacque Vaughn on Feb 5, 2014, the Magic appeared to already have his replacement in mind. Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojranowski tweeted this just hours after the Magic formally announced...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic announce 2015 preseason schedule

Basketball is right around the corner, even if it feels like the wait is becoming unbearable. And with the 2015-16 regular season schedule announced last week, there's only one thing left for most teams -- releasing the slate of games they'll play in the preseason.The Orlando Magic revealed their 2015 preseason schedule on Tuesday, and Orlando has plenty of traveling on its plate...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic taking trips to Rio, Louisville during preseason

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic will open the 2015 preseason at Amway Center against Charlotte on Saturday, October 3. Tip-off is 7 p.m. The Magic will play a total of eight preseason games, including four at Amway Center. The other three home games are Tuesday, October 13 vs. Miami, Wednesday, October 21 vs. New Orleans and Friday, October 23 vs. Memphis. Orlando will also participate...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Moe Harkless have a breakout season?

Moe Harkless' third season was supposed to be his best. Instead, the 22-year-old (he was 21 at the time) stumbled out of Orlando's rotation, starting only four games after he started 100 over the previous two years.  It was unexpected, but now Harkless is looking for a fresh start with the Portland Trail Blazers. Can he find one? Here's FanSided's Rip City Project with more:"Now...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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