- Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! Sports provides his take on "Flop Gate" (HT: funny80sguy).
- After Shaquille O'Neal lashed out at Stan Van Gundy yesterday for Van Gundy's comments concerning O'Neal flopping in Orlando's victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, Stan provides his rebuttal today. Here are some quotes from coach:
"That’s not his normal comments. Obviously I struck a nerve and hurt his feelings. Shaq’s a very sensitive guy. If I hurt his feelings, I’m sorry."
"I’m pretty sure that every player who’s ever played for me doesn’t hate me. Now we’d have to do a survey, but I’ve coached a lot of guys, and I’m pretty sure there’s one or two that don’t hate me. I don’t know that any liked me. But I’m pretty sure there’s one or two who don’t hate me. So I don’t worry about that because, quite honestly, I don’t think it’s true."
"I started it. I made my comment. If you’re going to dish it out, you’ve got to be able to take it. And I can take it."
- The picture below is currently being featured on the Magic's page on the Orlando Sentinel's website right now. Hilarious, no?
- Kyle Hightower writes a nice piece regarding Rafer Alston's "rags to riches" story. I suggest giving the article a read.
- If you've yet to "create a caption" in today's competition, don't forget to do so here. Thanks.
Orlando Magic News for March 5th: SVG Provides His Rebuttal To Shaq; Rafer Alston's Journey From The Streets To The NBA