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MAGIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Orlando Magic: Payton, Vucevic bright spots during a dark season

Victor Oladipo slamming it home Orlando Magic fans have very little to celebrate this season because the team looks to be heading down the path of another losing season. The team is currently on a three game loosing streak and have an overall record of 22-52.  James Borrego is currently the interim Head coach for the Orlando Magic and is having a tough time leading his team to...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

How the Orlando Magic nearly passed on drafting Shaquille O'Neal ... by accident

Younger readers in the audience, take noet. It's not just a recent phenomenon: Technical difficulties have been messing things up for a long, long time.  There was never any doubt that the Orlando Magic would take Shaquille O'Neal with the first overall pick in 1992. But they almost missed out on the legendary big man anyway due to a communications breakdown in their draft room...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orlando Magic to Extend Contract of GM Rob Hennigan

Despite a turbulent season that culminated in the firing of head coach Jacque Vaughn, the Orlando Magic are looking to extend the contract of general manager Rob Hennigan, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. On the surface, it would seem such a decision is premature. The Magic are in the third year of a rebuilding effort and remain a long way from contention in the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Highlights and Awards From the OMYF Black Tie & Tennies Gala

It’s always fun to point out who followed the dress code correctly. Poor Andrew Nicholson got blocked from the photo. The Orlando Magic’s Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo were named co-winners of the 2014-2015 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award (CEA) Saturday night at the 25th Annual Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) Black Tie & Tennies Gala presented...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq Wishes He Had More Patience Instead Of Leaving Magic In 1996

Shaquille O'Neal returned to the Orlando Magic on Friday to be inducted into the franchise's Hall of Fame. O'Neal was drafted by the Magic in 1992 and helped lead the team to the 1995 NBA Finals. O'Neal left the Magic in 1996 to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. "It's unexpected because I came here to win. We won games, and then I made a business decision," said O'Neal, who becomes...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq acknowledges regret about decision to leave Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) If he had it to do over again, Shaquille O'Neal says he wishes he would have been more patient before leaving the Orlando Magic. O'Neal said Friday after an ''unexpected'' induction into the Magic's Hall of Fame, that being young and wanting to win right away prompted him to leave for the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency in 1996. The perennial All-Star and four...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH:You won’t believe what Penny Hardaway is doing these days

Jim Racalto During his prime with the Orlando Magic, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway was destined to be the next NBA great. He looked to have the skills to rival the great Michael Jordan. However, chronic knee injuries derailed what would have been a surefire Hall of Fame career. Penny earned over $120 million in that career – enough to comfortably ride off into the sunset. Instead...
Via Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Players, Staff, and UnitedHealthcare Fight Hunger in Central Florida

Orlando Magic players Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo, and Dewayne Dedmon, Magic CEO Alex Martins, Magic Dancers, General Manager Rob Hennigan, interim Head Coach James Borrego, Orlando Magic staff, and UnitedHealthcare employees on Tuesday assembled Hi-Five Kids Packs for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. The athletes, employees and students worked together for the third...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon and Magic Enhance Community Garden in Support of Green Week

The Orlando Magic are in the middle of their NBA Green Week participation, which runs March 22nd through the 29th. The Magic and partners OUC and Owens Facility Services have joined together to celebrate Green Week 2015. The Magic on Monday, along with Ben Gordon, Magic Community Ambassador Bo Outlaw, STUFF the Magic Mascot, and volunteers from OUC and Owens, helped youth from...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Payton's 2nd straight triple-double lifts Magic over Blazers

  Elfrid Payton had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with 111-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Victor Oladipo and Nik Vucevic each added 22 points. The triple-double was the second straight for Payton. He became the first Magic player to post consecutive triple-doubles and the first NBA rookie...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez gets into tussle with Orlando Magic mascot, Stuff

While Brook Lopez is making pals with NBA mascots, his twin, Robin, continues his terrorizing of said mascots. Robin has gotten into altercations with Harry the Hawk and the Spurs coyote. Now he’s picking on Stuff, the Orlando Magic mascot: Someone has to stop Robin Lopez! *** Robin Lopez pic from Getty Images. Vine from the Orlando Magic.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtic pull some rabbits out of their hats, defeat the Orlando Magic, 95-88.

They did it again. After seeming to play through quicksand wearing goggles for three quarters, the Boston Celtics gave us all reason to believe that they make not only make the playoffs, but that they also might provide some entertaining games, coming from behind and defeating the Orlando Magic in Boston, 95-88. It was accurately reported midway through the first quarter by Mike...
Via Celtics Life
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marcus Smart ejected for elbowing Elfrid Payton

Marcus Smart didn’t quite make it to the end of Sunday’s Boston Celtics-Orlando Magic matchup. With 28 seconds remaining in an eventual 103-98 Magic win, Smart was ejected for elbowing Orlando’s Elfrid Payton in the face during a drive to the basket.   This embed is invalid   " /> The infraction was initially deemed a common offensive foul, but the officials...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 NBA most unappreciated team

Point Guard: Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Point Guard Brandon Knight Knight has burst onto the scene this year under new Bucks coach Jason Kidd. Knight was better known for getting posterized by DeAndre Jordan, and for getting his ankles broken by Kyrie Irving in the Rookie-Sophomore game. Since coming to Milwaukee as a sign-and-trade for Brandon Jennings, Knight has...
Via isportsweb.com
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach LaVine wins dunk contest, leaves Dr. J stunned

As awesome as Zach LaVine’s first dunk was at the Slam Dunk contest Saturday, the best part about it was the reaction from the judges. Specifically, Dr. J’s stunned face was the highlight. After the Minnesota Timberwolves rocked an awesome dunk on a lob to himself, Dr. J.’s jaw hit the floor. Here is LaVine’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo sings Frank Sinatra before 540 dunk (Video)

Victor Oladipo made a statement at the NBA Slam Dunk contest Saturday with a unique and original entrance, followed by an awesome dunk. The Orlando Magic guard, who was a runner-up for NBA Rookie of the Year last season, came out of the tunnel with a coat and hat and sang some of Frank Sinatra’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

George Karl interested in Orlando Magic job

The Orlando Magic may have some top coaches on the horizon as potential replacements for Jacque Vaughn. Vaughn was fired Thursday amid a 10-game losing streak and three poor seasons as head coach of the Magic. Former Magic player Scott Skiles was immediately mentioned as a candidate for the job. Mark Jackson and Mike Malone...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Fire Head Coach Jacque Vaughn After 10th Straight Loss

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic fired Jacque Vaughn as coach Thursday after two and half seasons, ending the tenure of the first-time head coach brought in to help rebuild the franchise. General manager Rob Hennigan announced the move, following a 15-37 start to the season and after a series of lopsided losses during a 10-game losing streak. It is the Magic’s second skid of...
Via NESN.com
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic make right move in firing Jacque Vaughn

On Thursday, the Orlando Magic parted ways with head coach Jacque Vaughn following Wednesday night’s 110-103 loss to the San Antonio Spurs — the 10th straight for Orlando. The firing comes as little surprise as it was reported that the team had been leaning that direction for the last week, but now, it is official. In more than two seasons with Orlando, Vaughn’s Magic compiled...
Via Crossover Chronicles
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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