To celebrate the second season of its partnership with the Orlando Magic, Southwest Airlines on Tuesday invited the Magic to "trade places" with some of its employees. As a result, Magic big men Nikola Vučević and Kyle O'Quinn took on the roles of some Southwest employees at the Orlando International Airport. Stuff, community ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, the Magic Dancers, and the Southwest Airlines Flight Crew joined O'Quinn and Vučević at the event. Photos of the festivities are embedded in this post.
Vučević and O'Quinn took guests' boarding passes and sat in an airplane's cockpit, though thankfully for the safety of everyone involved they did not pilot the aircraft. The pair also signed autographs and met with some fans. Outlaw and Stuff even marshalled a plane to the terminal.
With 14.9 points per game, Vučević is Orlando's second-leading scorer on the season. His per-game rebounding average of 10.9 ranks fifth in the NBA through Wednesday's games. O'Quinn, his backup, is averaging 5.3 points, 4.3 boards, and 1.1 blocks.