Tag: Orlando Magic

Cole Anthony Drilled A Game-Winner Against The Grizzlies Then Gave A Wonderful Postgame Interview

The Orlando Magic knocked off the Memphis Grizzlies, 112-111, thanks to a monster night by Cole Anthony capped off with maybe the best postgame interview we’ve seen this year. Anthony, the rookie guard out of North Carolina, scored a game-high 26 points with eight rebounds, six assists, and three steals in 36 minutes of work. […]

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The Day Sports Stood Still Proves Athletes Reserve the Right to Be Human, Too

Image: HBO For as far back as I can remember, I’ve always had a symbiotic relationship with sports. Advertisement Whether it was throwing the football around in my neighbor’s backyard as a child, or getting clowned at basketball tryouts as an 8th grader because my sneakers had holes in them, or my father chasing me […]

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These Are Winners And Losers Of The 2021 NBA Trade Deadline

What was expected to be a quiet NBA trade deadline brought fireworks, as All-Star Nikola Vucevic was sent to Chicago first thing in the morning to set things off, and a number of rumored players changed teams before the 3 p.m. ET deadline. The landscape of the league changed once again, as tends to happen […]

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5 Players Who Are As Good As Gone Before the NBA Trade Deadline

Photo: Andy Lyons (Getty Images) Do you know what today is? Yes, I know it’s Thursday and your child support is due, but more importantly, today is the NBA trade deadline—the magical day in which teams throughout Adam Silver’s lucrative kingdom make a last-ditch effort to either acquire assets or strengthen their rosters before Kyrie […]

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Another Day, Another NBA All-Star Game Without Devin Booker

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) Nobody likes to get snubbed. Whether it’s the Oscars, the Grammys, or that promotion we wholeheartedly believe we deserve, there’s nothing worse than busting your ass at work and getting zero recognition for it—especially when people who are far worse are showered with accolades. This is exactly why every time […]

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The Five Most Interesting Players On The 2021 NBA Trade Market

The NBA trade deadline is still more than a month out, as teams have until March 25 to make deals this season, but with the midseason break approaching in early March, the expectation is for discussions and rumors to pick up once the entire league has a week off for front offices to really dive […]

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Fred VanVleet Exploded For A Raptors Franchise Record 54 Points Against The Magic

The Toronto Raptors have a new record holder for the most points scored in a single game. Fred VanVleet, who has endeared himself over the years to the Raptors faithful with his meteoric rise from an undrafted guard to a crucial member of the rotation, went off against the Orlando Magic, scoring 54 points on […]

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Cole Anthony’s Buzzer-Beater Three Gave The Magic A Comeback Win Over The Timberwolves

You would be forgiven if you looked at Wednesday night’s NBA schedule and made the executive decision to take a pass on Magic-Timberwolves, as Orlando arrived riding a 6-game losing streak and Minnesota was 1-9 in their last 10 coming in. After one half of play, it looked like Minnesota would be the ones snapping […]

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N.B.A. Eastern Conference Preview: Will the Nets Reign Supreme?

Is it already the most wonderful time of year again? With LeBron alley-ooping and referees demanding we be of good cheer? There’ll be dunks used for posting, Kawhi laughs for roasting and trash talking out in the snowwwww. Yes, the N.B.A. season is upon us, beginning Tuesday, with a much different landscape from any other […]

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Pope Francis Shouts Out NBA Players for Their Work in Addressing Racial Injustice: ‘You’re Champions’

In this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 file photo, Pope Francis attends an inter-religious ceremony for peace in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, in Rome.Photo: Gregorio Borgia (AP) When the NBA made its triumphant return in July after COVID-19 tried its best to steal our joy, it looked like nothing we’d ever seen before. […]

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The Bucks Have Reportedly Traded For The Magic’s Second Round Draft Pick

The Milwaukee Bucks have been extremely active this week, as they have made clear their intentions on giving Giannis Antetokounmpo supporting stars worthy of him re-signing for the supermax later this month. The Bucks dealt away three future first-round draft picks, including No. 24 overall this year, for the Pelicans’ star combo guard Jrue Holiday […]

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LeBron James’s Teammates Beat Him, Then Joined Him

When he was on the verge of reaching the 2020 N.B.A. finals, LeBron James offered praise to some of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates who helped bring the team to championship contention. Rajon Rondo, the backup point guard, capably conducted the team’s offense, James said. Center Dwight Howard provided an interior prowess, he added. “Dwight […]

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Stories of 2020: Five Lives Caught in a Year of Upheaval and Pain

WASHINGTON — And then Chadwick Boseman died. On a Friday night, a way-too-young Hollywood star who had inspired fans around the world suddenly was gone without warning. After everything else, it was just too much for many. “I HATE 2020” began trending on Twitter. Not for the first time and probably not for the last. […]

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‘It Was Challenging’: Bucks Return, Balancing Basketball and Activism

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It is bound to be forgotten with time that the Milwaukee Bucks, determined as they were in their pursuit of social justice, merely wanted to forfeit a basketball game Wednesday. The Bucks initially believed that they could stage a one-game, spur-of-the-moment walkout, even during the N.B.A. playoffs, without far-reaching consequences. […]

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Three Takeaways As The Bucks Put Away The Magic And Move On To Face Miami

The Milwaukee Bucks finished off their series with the Orlando Magic with a 118-104 win on Saturday in their rescheduled Game 5 after the Bucks refused to play on Wednesday in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which prompted a league-wide halt of play to press for further action from […]

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Live Updates: Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., Is Identified

Here’s what you need to know: ImageWisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul during a news conference about the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wis., on Wednesday.Credit…Stephen Maturen/Reuters Jacob Blake acknowledged having a knife, the authorities said. Wisconsin’s attorney general said late Wednesday that Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot […]

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Milwaukee Bucks Won’t Let America Look Away, Refuse to Play Game 5 to Keep Focus on Police Shooting of Jacob Blake [Update: NBA Postpones Today’s Playoff Games]

The benches are empty at the scheduled start of the first half of game five between the Orlando Magic and the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 26, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.Photo: Ashley Landis (Getty Images) In what can […]

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The Bucks Rode A Big Afternoon From Giannis Antetokounmpo To Beat The Magic In Game 3

The Orlando Magic stunned the Milwaukee Bucks in the first game of their opening round series Tuesday. It was a legitimate shock, as the Magic looked terrific and the Bucks — which sleepwalked through the Bubble’s seeding games — appeared to have some questions to answer. A few days and two games later, and boy, […]

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James Ennis And Marvin Williams Got Ejected From Bucks-Magic After An Altercation

James Ennis III and Marvin Williams were ejected during game three of the first round playoff series between the Orlando Magic and the Milwaukee Bucks following a tussle. During one play in the second quarter, Ennis and Williams collided under the basket while boxing out for a rebound, and as the play moved to the […]

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I Hate to be the Bearer of Bad News, But Your Team Isn’t Winning an NBA Title This Year. Here’s Why

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) You still upset about the headline? You can bitch and moan all you want, but your team still ain’t winning shit. So once you’re done with your temper tantrum, I’ll happily explain why. Advertisement You done? Cool. Let’s go. Boston Celtics When last they left us: 43-21, 3rd seed in […]

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