We only break out the “Twitter reacts...” feature for the Magic’s most monumental moments.
Like when Twitter reacted to the Markelle Fultz trade. Or to Frank Vogel’s firing. Or to the Game 1 win over the Raptors.
Their win over the Lakers, despite being just a regular season game in mid-January, is in that category.
It had all of the makings of a Hollywood classic -- the next chapter in the comeback story of Markelle Fultz, the unsung hero Wes Iwundu, the newcomers B.J. Johnson and Gary Clark, the struggling centerpiece Nikola Vucevic, the scene stealer Aaron Gordon, the legendary antagonist LeBron James, the villain Dwight Howard, and the underdog Orlando Magic stunning the mighty Los Angeles Lakers.
The tweets about the game did not disappoint. Here are some of the best of the best...
What. A. Night. pic.twitter.com/F9F7fs8r6U— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) January 16, 2020
The Orlando Magic, playing without half their damn roster, just beat the mighty Los Angeles Lakers. Amazing win— Orlando Pinstriped Post (@OPPMagicBlog) January 16, 2020
I’ve haven’t seen magic Twitter this lit in a long time and it’s 1 AM on the East coast— Brandon (@MagicManBrandon) January 16, 2020
TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY #MagicAboveAll pic.twitter.com/e6x5WO4J4Q— Otown Magic Memes (@OtownMagicMemes) January 16, 2020
Orlando Magic when they play the Lakers pic.twitter.com/S2SGlpSATd— ♛ (@Igotburners) January 16, 2020
A story in 4 parts pic.twitter.com/jKxV2X2SLv— Orlando Meme Machine (@OrlandoMeme) January 16, 2020
Good ass win man— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) January 16, 2020
The Lakers' loss to the Magic is their first loss to an under .500 team this season.— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 16, 2020
LA was the only team left without such a loss. pic.twitter.com/hsimO3dP7u
The Orlando Magic Tonight. #MagicAboveAll pic.twitter.com/XxjKDhhBEs— FantasyMagic (20-21) (@jamesabaileyjr) January 16, 2020
Make sure your apologies are just as loud as the disrespect was. pic.twitter.com/VXkFXJhxxP— SLAM (@SLAMonline) January 16, 2020
Aaron Gordon has been the best LeBron-stopper in the league since Gordon was drafted in 2014. pic.twitter.com/jOQyNI1HJB— The Lando (@TheLando__) January 16, 2020
Shout out to everyone that didn’t give up on Fultz— Nitz Bluv (@nitzbluv) January 16, 2020
The Magic trading for Fultz last season like:— Be Magic Or Be Gone! (@BeORLMagic) January 16, 2020
Markelle Fultz had a triple double in a win in LA and also threw LeBron into the 12th row pic.twitter.com/RZDDwpVVVQ— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 16, 2020
LeBron on Markelle Fultz:— The Lando (@TheLando__) January 16, 2020
- “Confident.. He’s been given an opportunity to go out and play the game how he grew up playing... I been supportive of him ever since he was in high school, as a rookie in Philly, through his situation, and till this day. I’m happy as hell for him.” pic.twitter.com/jtaRwAlvEl
Markelle Fultz when he saw Quinn Cook popping off in the 2nd half last night. pic.twitter.com/M6W5JCIsmf— The Sixth Man Show (@SixthManShow) January 16, 2020
I SEE YOU BOY!!! @MarkelleF— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) January 16, 2020
Went to bed early...woke up with about 3 minutes left in the game and my twitter blowing up. The 1 game I didn't watch pic.twitter.com/Bx10ta2dof— Michelle (@michellebgl_) January 16, 2020
This will put the Magic's injury woes into perspective. At one point in tonight's first quarter, Orlando employed a lineup of Wes Iwundu at point guard, Terrence Ross, B.J. Johnson, Gary Clark and Mo Bamba. No one could've projected that grouping at the start of the season.— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) January 16, 2020
Wes Iwundu taking it to the rim and scoring pic.twitter.com/OQgxQIEE24— Brandon Blake (@BrandonGBlake) January 16, 2020
Lakers would probably trade Kuzma for Iwundu right now.— Adam Papageorgiou (Pau goaltended C-Lee in ‘09) (@PapageorgiouMBO) January 16, 2020
10-day contract signee Gary Clark making his Magic debut wearing Dwight Howard’s number 12 while playing against Dwight Howard is next-level trolling— Mike Gavin (@MikeGavin7) January 16, 2020
It’s always a great day when we beat the Lakers, LeBron and Dwight all in one game!!! I love you @OrlandoMagic— Simon Dharmakirthi (@airbender106) January 16, 2020
Kyle Kuzma Ballinnn— ℝ (@ramiimar95) January 16, 2020
-11 +/- @Lakers @kylekuzma pic.twitter.com/UCZdDqLGGm
I don’t know how many Sixers fans are up and watching but Markelle Fultz is hooping his ass off against the Lakers right now— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) January 16, 2020
@OMagicDaily @TheLando__ @JoshuaBRobbins @NBA - @MarkelleF made @KingJames look WEAK tonight. It was beautiful #ORLvsLAL pic.twitter.com/3v78M33FhR— Barry Brock (@Tweets_By_Barry) January 16, 2020
Aaron Gordon just reentered himself into the dunk contest. pic.twitter.com/Lp8lp5YRFd— Preston Ellis (@PrestonEllis) January 16, 2020
holy shit Aaron Gordon pic.twitter.com/eUU8UhvZRT— Louis Keene (@thislouis) January 16, 2020
That dunk was your annual reminder that Aaron Gordon was robbed in the 2016 NBA Dunk Contest.— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersSBN) January 16, 2020
Aaron Gordon right now #MagicAfterDark pic.twitter.com/hoNs22EzeT— Orlando Magic Daily (@OMagicDaily) January 16, 2020
Trying to recall a comparable “underdog” victory for ORL..only one close was Jan. ‘92..Magic (with 8 healthy players) snapped 17 game losing streak in Seattle against Kemp/Payton Sonics. @Chris_Corchiani and Anthony Bowie had been signed 5 days earlier..played key roles.— David Steele (@steelemagic) January 16, 2020
That was a Big Time Win for the Magic tonight. They showed a lot of maturity and a lot of pride tonight!!! Very impressive win for the Magic and a well coached game by Steve Clifford.— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 16, 2020
Markelle Fultz going anywhere he wants in this fourth quarter …— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 16, 2020
Markelle Fultz closes out the Lakers in Staples. He back. pic.twitter.com/y0c4btL6r6— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) January 16, 2020
Lakers got cooked by Markelle Fultz? pic.twitter.com/0KL8XgvSgo— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) January 16, 2020
Lakers were awarded 3 points on this. NBA replay center claims they did not have enough evidence to overturn it. Are you serious? pic.twitter.com/NRKq6Y10ZD— Magic On Top✨ (OMZ) (@MagicOnTop) January 16, 2020
AG!!!! I JUST SCREAMED SO LOUD I WOKE THE NEIGHBORS— Orlando Pinstriped Post (@OPPMagicBlog) January 16, 2020
Terrence Ross attempted to murk JaVale McGee for the poster of the year, JaVale straight up rejected him pic.twitter.com/p4NpFc6qu9— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 16, 2020
So, how many people had Iwundu as Orlando's leading scorer at the half?— Garrett Townsend (@garrtown) January 16, 2020
there’s literally no difference. pic.twitter.com/ltuFlG6AeN— ³✨ (@SimmonsForThree) January 16, 2020
How did Markelle Fultz go from looking like he couldn’t walk and chew gum to dropping triple doubles in the staples center?— Kazeem Famuyide (@Kazeem) January 16, 2020
So the Magic has a great win. A lot of people will talk about the big names. Fultz and AG both had great nights.— Stephen Cameron (@Stephen0610) January 16, 2020
Who I was impressed with was Gary Clark though. We sign him yesterday and he had 1 practice.
In 20 minutes he had 4-6 shooting for 10pts, 4 rebound and 1 block.
Tonight:— Disney Gary Clark (@Itamar1710) January 16, 2020
Gary Clark (Orlando Magic):
10 PTS, 4 OREBs, 4-6 FG, 2-4 3PT, 1 BLK, 20 MIN.
Luxury tax savings (Houston Rockets):
0 PTS, 0 OREBs, 0-0 FG, 0-0 3PT, 0 BLK.
This is a very unexpected yet interesting development.
B.J. Johnson with another dunk. Magic up 19...Be right back, going to build a B.J. Johnson statue outside Amway Center— Orlando Pinstriped Post (@OPPMagicBlog) January 16, 2020
BJ Johnson and Gary Clark, 2020 (colorized) pic.twitter.com/tdXq5vHKX1— ✯ ❼ (temp. Titans fan) (@PreacherJudah) January 16, 2020
Markelle Fultz working Lebron on that last play pic.twitter.com/nvF6gzs8Wp— Uncle Dennis (@LoadManagerUnc) January 16, 2020
Finished up Magic/Lakers this morning:— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) January 16, 2020
-Fultz was great. And it came in a game where Magic had no other PG option due to injuries. Considering the circumstances, the best game of his career so far.
-Iwundu was really good too. Best game of his career too?
-More of this AG please!
If it means beating teams like the lakers I’ll take panic attacks every game #MagicAboveAll pic.twitter.com/JOiTCbJHCz— parker allen (@pegasus_flyer) January 16, 2020
So...— Jordan Greer (@jordangreer42) January 16, 2020
I don't think Aaron Gordon is from this planet. pic.twitter.com/kwkeuAs9fj
It was during a dead ball, but this Aaron Gordon windmill is too casual pic.twitter.com/W2zOWiVuWq— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 16, 2020
Look at where he took off from.— Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) January 16, 2020
Then he got pushed in the opposite direction.
Still flushed it.
Aaron Gordon is absurd pic.twitter.com/gchqqBecXg
Here is PF Aaron Gordon’s @espn #sctop10 No. 1 play in Wednesday’s win over the @Lakers : He had SportsCenter’s No. 3 and No. 1 plays of the night. pic.twitter.com/iypEVOaRUM— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) January 16, 2020
You could fill the #SCTop10 top five with just @OrlandoMagic plays tonight. https://t.co/0EE1kyYxcW— Dan Savage (@Dan_Savage) January 16, 2020
Please fill this out and send in ASAP pic.twitter.com/QBMBzU5Zlq— ✯ ❼ (temp. Titans fan) (@PreacherJudah) January 16, 2020
the magic just beat the lakers (were on a 9 game winning streak) without: jonathan isaac, evan fournier, al farouq aminu, dj augustin and michael carter williams.— keanu (@keanukarg) January 16, 2020
guys like bj johnson, gary clark and khem birch received significant minutes.
take a fucking bow @OrlandoMagic
When you’re on like three hours of sleep but don’t care cause the Magic won... pic.twitter.com/dURESOfYOF— Orlando Pinstriped Post (@OPPMagicBlog) January 16, 2020
Waking up to see Markelle Fultz had a triple-double and the Magic upset the Lakers in LA pic.twitter.com/rliDfa3VbL— Orlando Meme Machine (@OrlandoMeme) January 16, 2020
NBA Twitter waking up to see the Lakers lost and that Markelle Fultz had a triple double pic.twitter.com/eJhEZZsjey— Jeff WeltGawd (@MagicMan816) January 16, 2020
The guys are probably going clubbing after that one, lol. Expect lots of Amile Jefferson tomorrow— Cigamodnalro (@cigamodnalro) January 16, 2020