| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:05 PM
HOUSTON — The Orlando Magic franchise reached a momentous turning point on Aug. 10, 2012. That day, Magic officials completed a 12-player trade with three other teams that sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The move instantly put the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
It may not have been an "official" mental disorder, but a condition known as Linsanity broke out for a few crazy weeks in February 2012. That was when New York Knicks backup point guard Jeremy Lin — the second Asian American ever to play in the...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Who said Nik Vucevic can’t jump?
The Magic’s starting center -- known more for his sound fundamentals than being a dynamic athlete -- has made quite a leap in ESPN’s player rankings heading into the regular season.
Ranked as the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was one of the key advisors who helped Dwight Howard decide to sign with the Houston Rockets.
That's what Dwight Howard told reporters in Houston what Stan confirmed to Open Mike.
From Dwight, courtesy of the Houston...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Kobe Bryant and the Lakers have fans all over the world, including the Philippines.
Dwight Howard, playing an exhibition game Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines, received scattered boos and "Kobe" chants as the Houston...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference.
In the first 12 of 14 entries, the Lakers were ruled better than five (New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:14 PM
The Magic are commemorating their 25th anniversary by bringing back their greatest players, and that requires the franchise to take the high road. We're talking nose-bleed high.
The Magic are working on plans to honor Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Where is that old Gators arrogance and cockiness that used to be on display whenever the University of Florida played a huge football game? I've talked to a lot of Gators fans this week and the general vibe I'm...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:22 AM
It works because Chris Bosh makes it work. It works because the third wheel has learned to roll with it on the court, but more importantly, use the inertia to position himself off the court.
"I never try to get 'em mixed up," the introspective...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The Lakers made their preseason debut Saturday night in Ontario, beating the Golden State Warriors, 104-95.
In a game where Coach Mike D'Antoni sat out Steve Nash and Pau Gasol to avoid playing the veteran duo on back-to-back nights (the team also plays...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:08 AM
The Lakers' preseason got underway with a win and a loss.
Newcomer Xavier Henry made a strong first impression in a 104-95 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.
The following night, the Lakers lost 97-88 to the Denver Nuggets, losing...