Orlando Pinstriped Post Photo / Bruce Maddox
BDL Interview: Dwight Howard - Ball Don't Lie
Trey Kerby of Ball Don't Lie chatted with Dwight Howard after Howard's shift working at Champs Sports last night. It's a brief interview, but well worth it. Howard's thoughts on his low-post game are enlightening, and might even upset a few people:
I think people have the misconception that you have to have a lot of moves in the post. For a player like myself, it's just one move and a counter on both blocks. I don't have a lot of time to do a lot of moves because of the double teams and how people play me.
Carter, entire roster likely available to play Thursday night against the Dallas Mavericks – Orlando Magic BasketBlog
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel spoke with coach Stan Van Gundy after today's practice regarding his team's health. Sounds like Orlando will have its full complement of players available tomorrow night against Dallas.
Magic State of the Union – Orlando Opinionators
Magic center Adonal Foyle offers his State of the Union via his blog at OrlandoSentinel.com. He dishes on Vince Carter, J.J. Redick, Jameer Nelson, Matt Barnes, Mickael Pietrus, and a charity event he's hosting in April. Absolutely worth a read, as always.
MAGIC: 2010 Magic Playoff Theme Song Challenge feat. Ryan Anderson
This promotion from the Magic is one of the newest things on their re-branded website, and it's a doozy:
Do you think you have the skills to write your own 2010 Orlando Magic playoff theme song? If so, Ryan Anderson challenges you to create an original playoff theme song from his own beat. The winner earns two tickets to every Magic home playoff game.
Nuggets losing steam in West playoff race - TrueHoop Blog
John Hollinger of ESPN.com believes the Magic will face the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round of the playoffs, calling that meeting "extremely likely." Orlando won the season series, 3-1.
Via an NBA TV transcript, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant weighs in on Howard's MVP credentials:
Dwight should be in that category every year; he doesn’t get enough credit either. I think defensively what he does makes him an MVP candidate in itself.
Magic coach Stan Van Gundy talks about music, movies and his mustache in a light-hearted Q&A.
Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel chats mostly non-basketball things with Van Gundy.