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Orlando Magic News for January 24th: Dwight Howard Leading Vote-Getter In NBA All-Star Game

A couple quick bullet points before the Magic's game tonight against its divisional rival, the Miami Heat. 

  • I know this was announced a few days ago but I felt it was necessary to properly recognize Dwight Howard for his achievement

    He was the first to dress as Superman to win a dunk contest. 

    He's now the first player to get 3 million votes from fans.

    Yes, the All-Star game is fast becoming Dwight Howard's personal showcase.

    The Orlando Magic center -- who l eads the NBA in rebounds, blocked shots and double-doubles -- got a record 3,150,181 votes to lead this season's All-Star team, released Thursday.

    The Feb. 15 game in Phoenix will mark the third All-Star trip for Howard, who'll be starting for the second time and easily topped the previous record of 2,558,278 votes collected by Houston's Yao Ming four years ago. 

    With a stat line like this, who can argue?

    Dwight Howard:

    25.4 PER -->> 4th in NBA

    - Win Shares (7.3) -->> 3rd in NBA

    - ORtg (114) 

    - DRtg (94) -->> 1st in NBA

    AND Dwight leads the NBA in rebounds/game (14.0) & blocks/game (3.2). 


    Can we upgrade Howard's status from superstar to überstar now? 


  • Kyle Hightower of the Orlando Sentinel gathers the Magic's reaction following the team's loss to the Boston Celtics two nights ago. 
  • Also, make sure to drop by Third Quarter Collapse tomorrow when I will unveil the winners of the inaugural 3QC Mid-Season Awards ' show.' There are six categories total: