| Oct 17, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Dwight Howard finally said out loud what Orlando Magic fans have feared for a long time: Playing for a big-market franchise could appeal to him if he becomes a free agent next summer.
In an Esquire magazine interview released Monday, the All-NBA center...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Otis Smith wants nothing more than to retain superstar center Dwight Howard for the long term, but in an interview Wednesday, the Orlando Magic's general manager wouldn’t rule out trading Howard if he has no other choice.
“I think you have...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:28 PM
One of Jacque Vaughn’s first tasks as the Orlando Magic’s new coach was to speak with all the players on the roster, preferably face-to-face.
He has met already with Glen Davis, the team’s projected starter at power forward.
| Aug 3, 2012
| 11:10 AM
“Player development” is one of the most commonly used phrases around Amway Center these days. So it would be easy to conclude that player development has been an Orlando Magic weakness over the last few years.
That conclusion would be...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Many observers feared sloppy play early in a lockout-shortened NBA season, and they got it in Bulls-Lakers.
Thing is, the Bulls weren’t supposed to be one of those teams. They had almost everybody returning, from the MVP to the “Coach of...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Dribbling around with the Bulls at the break . . .
I know the Bucks were missing Andrew Bogut -- gads, the Bucks are always missing Andrew Bogut -- but to give up a triple-double to Joakim Noah in three quarters is embarrassing even for a Milwaukee team....
| Apr 5, 2012
| 11:51 AM
In perhaps the most bizarre scene of an already tumultuous season for the Orlando Magic, coach Stan Van Gundy today claimed that superstar center Dwight Howard has asked the team’s management to fire him.
“I know he has,” Van Gundy told...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 1:30 PM
President Obama says he had "Linsanity" before Linsanity was cool.
"I knew about Jeremy before you did, or everybody else did," Obama said in an interview with ESPN's Bill Simmons for his new site, Grantland. "I've been on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon for...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 12:31 AM
It appears that <runtime:topic id="15008001">NBA</runtime:topic> fans may get a basketball Christmas present after all.
NBA commissioner <runtime:topic id="PEBSL000509">David Stern</runtime:topic> and players union executive director <...
| May 11, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Many people thought the NBA season would never get off the ground 22 weeks ago when the lockout-shortened season began on Christmas day.
Before the first dribble of training camp, the Magic suffered the first of many bizarre events surrounding their...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 4:12 AM
Q: Does Michael Jordan (who has left me no choice but to boycott any product he hawks) have a clue to how he has alienated himself from both players and, for the long term, their agents? Besides being drafted or being desperate for a paycheck, who would...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Billy Hunter, the executive director of the National Basketball Players Assn., said that while the NBA's third labor stoppage in its history (beginning at 9:01 p.m. PDT) is a grim event, it might propel a more realistic offer of what......