The Orlando Magic announced Tuesday their plans to honor Bo Outlaw during Friday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. To celebrate its 25th anniversary season, the team has previously honored Tracy McGrady; Nick Anderson; Pat Williams and Jim Hewitt; Dennis Scott; Pat Garrity; and Horace Grant on these "Legends Nights."
Outlaw signed with the Magic prior to the 1997/98 season and quickly became a fan-favorite because of his energetic play and winning personality. With two career triple-doubles, Outlaw stands in a four-way tie for second place on the Magic's all-time list, trailing only Hedo Türkoğlu.
The first 2500 fans in attendance Friday will receive a commemorative photograph, measuring eight by 10 inches, of Outlaw and Magic point guard Ronnie Price. Outlaw will also join Paul Kennedy and Anderson on Magic Live, the Fox Sports Florida pregame show. In addition, Scott will appear with David Steele and Jeff Turner on the Fox Sports Florida telecast of Friday's game. Tipoff against the Lakers is set for 7 PM.
In his eight Magic seasons across two separate stints, Outlaw averaged 6.3 points, six rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game on 58.5 percent shooting from the field. In team history, he ranks sixth in rebounds (2160), 10th in steals (401), third in blocks (536), and first in field-goal percentage (58.5).