The Orlando Magic may have gone unrepresented this season when it comes to All-Stars. Last season, center Nikola Vucevic became the first Orlando player to earn the honor since Dwight Howard in 2012.
Although there will be no Magic logos to be found on the court in Chicago on Sunday, there have been some memorable performances from Orlando players. Below, we counted down the 10 best performances from Magic players in the NBA All-Star Game:
10. Dwight Howard (2010 in Arlington)
Stats: 7-for-10 shooting, 17 points, five rebounds, three blocks
In an All-Star Game that featured just six blocks, Dwight Howard had three of them during an efficient offensive night as the Eastern Conference topped the Western Conference, 141-139. Miami’s Dwyane Wade was named the game’s MVP.
9. Anfernee Hardaway (1995 in Phoenix)
Stats: 12 points, five rebounds, 11 assists
In his first All-Star Game, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway became the first Magic player to record a double-double in the All-Star contest. The 11 assists was a team-high. Only Gary Payton of the Seattle Supersonics had more as the West dismantled the East, 139-112.
8. Anfernee Hardaway (1997 in Cleveland)
Stats: 7-for-10 shooting, 19 points, seven rebounds, three steals
Anfernee Hardaway’s second appearance on the list comes for his performance in the 1997 contest in Cleveland. Hardaway played a big part in the East’s 132-120 victory over the Western Conference. Hardaway led his team in field goal percentage. Among Eastern Conference players, only MVP Glen Rice scored more points.
7. Dwight Howard (2008 in New Orleans)
Stats: 7-for-7 shooting, 16 points, nine rebounds, three steals
The only player to not miss a shot in New Orleans, Dwight Howard was the third-leading scorer for the victorious Eastern Conference behind only Ray Allen and LeBron James. The nine boards was a team-high as the East defeated the West, 134-128.
6. Anfernee Hardaway (1996 in San Antonio)
Stats: 6-for-8 shooting, 18 points, seven assists, two steals
On an uber-efficient night, Anfernee Hardaway played a big role in the Eastern Conference’s 129-118 victory in San Antonio. Hardaway had the highest field goal percentage of anyone to play in the contest. His seven assists was a team-high. Only Orlando teammate Shaquille O’Neal and MVP Michael Jordan scored more points in the contest.
5. Shaquille O’Neal (1995 in Phoenix)
Stats: 9-for-16 shooting, 22 points, seven rebounds, three steals, two blocks
The 1995 All-Star Game is the first contest that appears twice on the list. In that contest, Shaquille O’Neal led the Eastern Conference with 22 points. His three steals tied a game-high.
4. Dwight Howard (2007 in Las Vegas)
Stats: 10-for-14, 20 points, 12 rebounds
In his first All-Star Game appearance, Dwight Howard was the leading rebounder and second-leading scorer for the Eastern Conference. The West won easily, 153-132, but among East players, only LeBron James scored more than Howard. Kobe Bryant was the game’s MVP.
3. Tracy McGrady (2002 in Philadelphia)
Stats: 9-for-15 shooting, 24 points, four assists, three steals
The Western Conference handled the East by a 135-120 score in Philadelphia in 2002, but Orlando’s Tracy McGrady was not to blame. McGrady led the Eastern Conference with 24 points and a game-high three steals.
2. Shaquille O’Neal (1996 in San Antonio)
Stats: 10-for-16 shooting, 25 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks
The final All-Star Game appearance for Shaquille O’Neal as a member of the Orlando Magic saw the big fellow lead the East with a game-high 25 points and two blocks and a team-high 10 rebounds. Despite the East winning and O’Neal being the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, Chicago’s Michael Jordan was named the MVP of the contest.
1. Tracy McGrady (2003 in Atlanta)
Stats: 10-for-17 shooting, 29 points, five rebounds
The highest scoring effort for an Orlando Magic in the All-Star Game came from Tracy McGrady in 2003 in Atlanta. McGrady’s 29 points was third to only MVP Kevin Garnett and Allen Iverson. The East fell to the West in double-overtime, 155-145.