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2018 free agency, Aaron Gordon, NBA, Orlando Magic, Uncle Drew -

Aaron Gordon will make his acting debut as the cocky basketball star Casper in the movie Uncle Drew, in theaters beginning Friday. The Orlando Magic forward is best known for his memorable dunk contest performance during NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto in 2016. He has not been to the playoffs in four seasons with the […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, NBA, NBA Playoffs, Orlando Magic -

As his three teammates on the court ran frantically to their positions, Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James casually took two quick and small hops to the left. Then he planted his left foot and aggressively faked as if he was going to the basket. It was all a ruse. He put his forearm in Hedo Türkoğlu’s […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Meek Mill, NBA, NBA Playoffs, Orlando Magic, Penny Hardaway, Philadelphia 76ers, Shaquille O'Neal -

The Philadelphia 76ers, after “trusting” the “process,” have completed their first playoff series victory since 2012. It happened in five games over the Miami Heat, and sharpshooter J.J. Redick led the charge with 27 points. But Tuesday night in Philly was far more than a series victory. It was a moment. The presence of Meek […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Orlando Magic -

Somebody forgot to tell the rest of the NBA that we’re supposed to be waiting for a fourth straight Golden State Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers Finals. In the West, the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers are rocking rims and raising eyebrows. In the East, the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic are killing, while doormats are giving […]

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NBA, NBA Playoffs, Nick Anderson, Orlando Magic -

There’s no way those free throws don’t still haunt Nick Anderson. Anderson and the Orlando Magic were as in control as a team could hope for late in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on June 7, 1995. The Magic led the then-defending NBA champion Houston Rockets, 110-107, with 8.5 seconds left after a foul […]

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#RememberWhensdays, David Robinson, John Lucas, NBA, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs, Shaquille O'Neal -

All is fair in love and war, and since battle terminology is often the metaphor used in sports, for better or worse, let’s discuss the day the San Antonio Spurs and David Robinson successfully staged a coup to overtake the Orlando Magic’s Shaquille O’Neal for the 1993-94 scoring title. The Admiral’s battle plan was simple: […]

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Africa, Bismack Biyombo, NBA, Orlando Magic -

Bismack Biyombo could be hanging out in Hollywood, putting his large feet in Caribbean sand or enjoying the nightlife of Miami Beach now that his NBA season is over. Instead, the Orlando Magic big man is in the Middle East, where he is spending time with children in refugee camps in Jordan and talking hoops […]

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Lowell Perry, NBA, Orlando Magic, Pittsburgh Steelers, Scott Perry -

Pittsburgh Steelers receivers coach Lowell Perry was on a team plane to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1957 for a preseason game when he got word of what was waiting for the franchise’s black personnel there. Lowell Perry — the NFL’s first black assistant coach since the 1920s — along with a black athletic trainer and the […]

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Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Orlando Magic, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Andrew Wiggins can jump so high … the Minnesota Timberwolves guard almost touched the sky. And when Nikola Vucevic went up to block his try … Wiggins’ dunk almost ended his life. Wiggins was good for 27 … and the Timberwolves have now won eight of 11. Minnesota beat the Orlando Magic, 111-105, […]

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John Wall, NBA, Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. The Washington John Walls lost to the Orlando Magic Tuesday night, 124-116, despite 52 points from Wall. Not 25 … 52. That has to hurt a little bit, right? John Wall deserves so much better — Ben Eby (@Eby_Jeebies) December 7, 2016 https://twitter.com/SpencerTyrel/status/806326513343799296 BLESSINGS Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers was Memphis Grizzlies […]

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Aaron Gordon, NBA, Orlando Magic -

During one of Aaron Gordon’s unforgettable 2016 NBA Slam Dunk contest dunks in which he put the basketball under his legs while hovering over the Orlando Magic’s mascot, there was a young woman in the background standing near stunned players by the bench calmly filming with her camera phone. Elise Gordon wasn’t surprised at what […]

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Los Angeles Lakers, Music, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, NBA, Oral History, Orlando Magic, Shaq Diesel, Shaquille O'Neal -

[talkingheads] The lead spark plug of the frenetic hip-hop trio known as the Fu-Schnickens was being inundated by prank calls. Someone claiming to be NBA rookie phenomenon Shaquille O’Neal had been phoning. And phoning. It was early summer of 1993. And Roderick “Chip Fu” Roachford was not amused. This was the era of Juice, The […]

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Bismack Biyombo, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors -

Lots of NBA free agents were signing lucrative contracts last week. None may appreciate each dollar more than Bismack Biyombo. When Biyombo learned to play basketball growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he didn’t have basketball shoes. He walked 45 minutes to attend school. And once he arrived, there were many days when […]

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Basketball, Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, News, Orlando Magic, Sports, Trade -

(AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have a deal in place to acquire Dwight Howard from Orlando in a four-team, eight-player trade also involving Denver and Philadelphia...

The post Dwight Howard headed to Lakers appeared first on theGrio.

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Brooklyn Nets, Dwight Howard, Dwight Howard Nets, Free Agency, NBA Trades, News, Orlando Magic, Rob Hennigan, Sports -

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Magic general manager Rob Hennigan says that trade talks for Dwight Howard with the Brooklyn Nets are "stationary," but that discussions remain open with them and other teams...

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Basketball, Brooklyn Nets, Dwight Howard, NBA, News, Orlando Magic, Rob Hennigan, Sports, Trade -

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Magic say they haven't committed to honoring Dwight Howard's latest trade demand that he be dealt to the Brooklyn Nets...

The post Magic GM: Dwight Howard has indeed reissued trade request appeared first on theGrio.

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Alex Martins, Brooklyn Nets, Dwight Howard, Dwight Howard Brooklyn, Dwight Howard Nets, Dwight Howard Trade, News, Orlando Magic, Otis Smith, Sports -

After requesting a trade from the Orlando Magic, Dwight Howard has said, "There's only one team on my list."...

The post Dwight Howard says he'll resign with only one team if traded appeared first on theGrio.

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