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Orlando Magic News for May 13th: More Respect the Magic, a Look at Their Starters, and More

  • What they’re saying about the Orlando Magic – Orlando Magic BasketBlog

    Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel empties her notebook of conversations about the Orlando Magic she had with several national media types. The disrespect card? Maybe Orlando ought to discard it. One of her observations:

    Everybody is extremely impressed with the Magic. I opened the interviews by asking if the Magic look like the best team in the East. The majority of reporters and analysts replied that the Magic look like the best team in the league, not just the East. A few thought it was too soon to draw conclusions about their status within the Conference.

  • FanHouse TV NBA Roundtable: Magic Now Team to Beat? -- NBA FanHouse

    NBA FanHouse assembled a panel to discuss the Magic. The result? This video, which clocks in at just over 5 minutes.

  • A Progress Report of "The Magic Show," Part II | Magic Basketball

    Eddy continues his evaluations of Magic players' postseason performances with a look at the starters. Here's part of his take on Jameer Nelson:

    Nelson is playing with a focus and determination that has completely carried down to the rest of his teammates, as they are each playing with a single-mindedness that has made Orlando look like an army of Terminators right now. Ruthless and efficient.

  • Magic Enjoying The Cavs/Celtics Battle -- NBA FanHouse

    Here's Tim Povtak's update from today's Magic practice. The mood was light afterward, he says, but Van Gundy "ran a detailed and physical practice Thursday before all the foolishness began," he says.