To my knowledge, Paul Porter has had the privilege and the honor to introduce every player that has stepped on the court for the Magic. I think he also has a very recognizable voice and should be considered one of the best P.A. guys in the NBA
For fun, let's assume that the Magic end up with the first pick in the 2014 draft and that they are going to draft the best player available (BPA). Now, let's assume that the only criteria for drafting the BPA is how good the prospect's name sounds when Paul Porter announces it to a sellout crowd in the Amway Center. Who's your number one overall pick from the 2014 draft?
For my pick, I'd have to go with Jahii Carson. In my opinion Porter's introductions are at their best when the player's both first and last name have two syllables (Rashard Lewis, J.J. Redick, Maurice Harkless). The stress syllables in Carson's name are right next to each other, allowing the "boom" of the name to segue in a delightfully silky manner from first to last name. Ja-HEEEEEEEEEEEE, CAAAARRRRRRRR-soooonnnnnnn
My runner-up goes to Adrien Payne, whose last name is a name I'd really like Porter to say. AY-dree-in, PAAAYYYYYYYNNNNNEEEEEE. Unfortunately there don't seem to be any names in this draft pool that make the 'ooo' sound like you hear in Lewis or Turkoglu, which probably would have been my first pick
What about all of you? Who would be your BPA in this draft if player introductions were the only criteria? (Also, feel free to list a couple of your favorite past and present Magic player introductions by Paul Porter, like how my favorite are Lewis and Redick)