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@markaphelps As a fan, I really, really, hate the trade. I'm also bitter about Van Gundy being canned for no reason now.
9 months, 1 week ago on Dwight Howard traded to Lakers
I'm on a diet that involves no sugar. Your post has really tested my resolve. Good luck with your new life in Portland.
10 months, 1 week ago on Magic Basketball Weekly: On the supremacy of pie among desserts
Good luck Danny in your new endeavors! Thanks for writing here. As for Noam and Sean welcome to Magicbasketball.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Thank you Danny Nowell; Welcome Sean Highkin and Noam Schiller
Interesting pick, consider the Magic already have two power forwards on their roster. I wonder what Hennigan is up to?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Magic select Andrew Nicholson in first round of 2012 NBA Draft
Dwight better sign an extension with the Magic or this move is going to be absolutely idiotic. Goodbye SVG, I'll miss your brutal honestly.
12 months ago on Magic fire Stan Van Gundy; part ways with Otis Smith
Incredible win by the Magic!! The Magic are going to have to step up their game though. I doubt Hibbert is going to miss all of those shouts or the pacers are going to miss so many ft's next time. I'm very proud to be a Magic fan tonight. The guys out there showed a lot of heart.
1 year ago on Preview: Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers, Game 1
Way to look at the positive! I'm really worried about Dwight and whether he will be ever be the same player. Look at what happened to Amare Stoudamire this season. He went from being a MVP canadidate last season to a contract albatross this season. And what type of injury did he have this season? A bulging disc. Which is actually less harmful then a herniated disc. What a nightmare this season turned out to be.
1 year, 1 month ago on Recap: Orlando Magic 100, Cleveland Cavaliers 84
Down goes Davis. What a horror show.
1 year, 1 month ago on Preview: Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers
Does anyone have a good explanation why all of a sudden Glenn Davis is playing well? And is it sustainable?
1 year, 1 month ago on Preview: Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic
@djbacardi Yes it is a business. Dwight Howard is a brand, and his brand has been severely damaged today. Not only did he tell a bold face lie, but he committed the sin of prizing himself over the team. Stan is a fantastic coach, top 5 in the nba. And for a guy to claim to be all about winning, then try to fire his coach because he challenges him and doesn't coddle him is inexcusable imo.
1 year, 1 month ago on Dwight Howard vs. Stan Van Gundy
I have totally turned against Dwight Howard now. I've forgiven him for the whole Dwight nightmare. I know making life altering decisions can be tough. But to ask for an awesome coach to be fired just because he yells at you and holds you accountable is childish and emotionally immature. Remember he didn't like Brian Hill either, so I don't think he would be pleased with any coach that would hold him accountable.
"That creates two problems: 1.) the offense takes a nosedive and 2.) the defense takes a nosedive". Lol yah the magic second unit being unable to score and stop the other team from scoring is a problem.
1 year, 2 months ago on Recap: Orlando Magic 114, Milwaukee Bucks 98
tae To far man.
1 year, 3 months ago on Magic Basketball Weekly: Regrettably watching the Super Bowl
I sport hate Rose too. And it has nothing to do with his play on the court or his conduct off it. I hate that he STOLE the MVP award from Lebron and Dwight last year, and I hate the out of touch, behind the times sport journalists who gave him the award, and I especially hate all of his fan boys with their irrational proclamations of Rose as the NBA best player. Which is a shame because Rose is by all accounts a humble, hardworking superstar who is a good guy on and off the court.
What a mess...
1 year, 3 months ago on Reaction: Philadelphia 76ers 74, Orlando Magic 69
Honestly I'm not even watching Magic games right now. It's infuriating how little effort and heart the Magic as a team our displaying right now. It's would be one thing if the Magic were losing consistently to teams they should lose to, like the Thunder, Heat, and Bulls. But to be losing to the Gordanless Hornets, a crippled Celtics team TWICE, also rans like the 76's and pacers. It just disgraceful, plain disgraceful.
It's also really disappointing that Dwight Howard is giving up so easily. Since when is an all star player effort level dependent on his teammates? Dwight often talks about wanting to be one of the greatest players ever, but great champion's like Jordan and Russel never ever gave up on the court. I expect more from Dwight.
1 year, 3 months ago on Recap: Philadelphia 76ers 74, Orlando Magic 69
Disgraceful. I think that is the appropriate word for the Magic's performance tonight.
1 year, 3 months ago on Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics
Well I guess this settles the whole asinine debate on who is the best center in the NBA.
1 year, 4 months ago on Recap: Orlando Magic 92, Los Angeles Lakers 80
As the owner of both Jameer and Turk on my fantasy basketball team, I'm beyond pleased with their recent resurgence. Hopefully they can keep it up!! I didn't watch the game but looking at the boxscore I saw that Dwight played 39 mintues and finished with 5 pf's. Maybe Dwight simply can't get after players like he used because of the Magic's lack of depth. Or maybe he is somewhat checked out mentally and is playing up to his high defensive standards.
1 year, 4 months ago on Recap: Orlando Magic 96, Charlotte Bobcats 89
I often criticize Otis Smith for his many dumb moves. But Otis insisting on Ryan Anderson when he traded for Vince Carter was a brilliant decision by him. It's also interesting that John Hollinger stats point out that Dwight Howard hasn't been as effective as a defender as he has in the past. Although the sample size is too small to definitely say that Dwight best defensive days are behind him, they might be. Whether this is due to disinterest or perceived necessity is impossible to say for certain. The Magic might actually be better served if Dwight does reign back his defensive intensity and stay on the court longer because of the utter lack of legit 5's on the team. There might be a correlation between how good Dwight is defensively and how long he stays on the court. I remember when the Magic where playing the Bobcats in the first round a couple years back and Dwight was an absolute terror on defensive but seemed to have trouble staying off the pine because of foul trouble. Of course back then Magic had Gortat as a safety net, so Dwight had the luxury of only playing 20 something minutes and having the Magic win. A luxury they don't have now.
1 year, 4 months ago on Tuesday's Magic Word