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Originalticketholder last won the day on October 6 2019

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  1. Originalticketholder

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Give Denver credit, They rolled the dice and gambled on MPJ overcoming his injiury and it has worked so far. I researched him and none of what he is doing should come as a surprise. Overcoming his injury was the key. It was a little easier for Denver who got him at pick 14. Taking him at #6 would have taken a lot of guts. Hopefully Okeke will be our MPJ. I still think Denver's trade for injured Bol Bol may turn out to be just as good. Both MPJ snf Bol Bol were considered top 3 picks before their injury. Dnver could end up with two good starters for pick 14 and cash for pick 44. Not too bad if it works. Sometimes you need a little luck.
  2. Originalticketholder

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Great post and an upvote. So proud of how JI handled the press conference. What a great human being in addition to a really really really good (on the verge) basketball player. Reporters (including Bianchi (questionable human being)) were like wolves. Ji was calm. articulate and composed. He was the adult in the room. Whoever that lady (the worst of them all) was who asked the followup question (and I paraprhase) "Could you explain to me what religion has to do with standing or not wearing a BLM shirt?" was a real piece of work. I am sure the reporters did not see it this way but they got beat worse than the Nets. JI won on AND off the court. I do not know what protocol is but my only concern was where were the Magic FO folks. If that was one of my players. employee's etc I would have intervened in their defense. They had to know this would probably happen. I am not a big twitter user but I tweeted JI last night how I loved what he said and was rooting for him. Hope the Magic organization feels the same way. I cannot wait to hear Barkley's take on this.
  3. Originalticketholder

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    What I loved most about last night was the energy level when JI, Fultz, MCW and that group came into the game. First unit was plodding along and then BAM, defense ratcheted up, ball started moving, cuts and picks were clean and constant, penetration was leading to open looks. Caught Denver flat footed. We were the aggressor making the action happen. Cudo's to Augustine and Gary Clark in the 3rd quarter or first unit would have lost that lead. We have weapons. I know one game will not necessarily what we see all the time but it shows we can be competitive and even dominate when we are on. And all this without Gordon. We have a bright future.
  4. Originalticketholder

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I have to give the Nuggets FO credit. Took chances on two injured players--Porter Jr. and Bol Bol who look like real steals. Bol Bol ahead of Bamba at this point.
  5. Originalticketholder

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Love Isaac and Fultz tonight. I was happy when we got Bamba and still have hope that he will develop and I see good signs but I was still in the camp to pick Porter Jr.with that pick. If his brief stint tonight is any indcator he is going to be really good. Of course we may have our own Porter Jr. In Okeke. This Magic team may be on the verge of being really hard to defend and hard to beat.
  6. Originalticketholder

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Please tell me that Ennis will not be in our starting lineup on the Restart. If it is not Isaac play 3 guards (perhaps Fournier at 3) with increased pace of play. Or, after last night, think about Bsmba and Vuc on the floor at the same time. Clifford said last summer he wanted to try that and never did all season. Tells us a lot about Clifford and his imagination as a head coach. I think Frazier played better than Ennis last night and previous comments about Frazier should indicate how bad Ennis is playing right now.
  7. Originalticketholder

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Facts: Most Dangerous Drugs: Visits to the ER Based on Drug Use Cocaine: Responsible for 505,224 Visits. ... Benzodiazepines: Responsible for 501,207 Visits. ... Marijuana: Responsible for 455,668 Visits. ... Prescription Painkillers: Responsible for 420,040 Visits Cannabis is a drug (all drugs, especially hallucinogens have side effects on the brain and your anatomy) and is just starting to be studied and evaluated due to it's increased use. Note more ER visits than opiates. It will produce lots of tax revenue but will also increase health care costs as evidenced by above. Really good recent book on cannabis and violence is "Tell Your children" by Alex Berenson. Even as a pharmacist we all have much to learn. But this was not meant to be a social commentary. It was about the NBA and Pennywise (aka--Silver the clown) and his lack of leadership. So now we have Kryie leading the Brooklyn Tea Party (sure wish he was in Boston so we could call it the 2020 Boston Tea Party) "No participation without representation". Hard to believe the players did not get a vote on this matter to take ownership in it. Another Pennywise blunder. Good news is if the season goes on and our players really play (Aminu only Magic player on that call that I saw) we have a really good chance at 7th place (I have to think Brooklyn's psyche will be shot) and playing Toronto. Will be really interesting to see what the final rosters look like.
  8. Originalticketholder

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I think it is great to start having live sports (fans or no fans) and love that the NBA is back. Golf starting this week for us golfers. As stated it is all about the money (probably TV money in this case). But I still cannot, for the life of me, understand Pennywise (my new nickname for Silver the clown) and his moves (with respect to the good of the game). He has messed up the lottery (giving better teams a chance at a higher pick (see Lakers last year)), he has messed up tampering (widespread now), he has messed up tanking ( fined Cuban but watch Washington and Portland tank if they do not win the first few games). Anybody think he is fining starters for not playing (like Lilliard, who has stated he will sit if he thinks Portland has no chance) when there chance is over. AND, then, Pennywise comes up with the play-in game????? Still cannot understand how the Magic or Nets voted for it??? So now a season is not all that important just get within a few games (4) of the playoffs and you deserve a shot?????? What????? How did they come up with 4, why not 5, 6, 7....20. Maybe we should have play in games for every position 1-8 if you have 12 players that have a pulse. And finally that statement above on recreational drugs takes the cake. List is below and I would suggest, if taken properly, performance enhancing drugs may be less harmful. Oh, and some of those recreational drugs are performance enhancing. (amphetamine, for sure) For the record I am a high school Chemistry/Biology teacher and a pharmacist. But, as we can see, money overrides common sense. Pennywise is in it for the cash, just not so sure the good of the game is even on his radar. The 9 most used recreational drugs that lead to hospital visits are: Alcohol. Mdma. Amphetamine. Cocaine. LSD. Cannabis. Mushrooms. Methamphetamine
  9. Originalticketholder

    Magic @ Cavaliers - Friday, Dec. 6th at 7:00 P.M.

    I am OK with that strategy now even though I was a bit concerned at the start of the season. I have always seen where you are at about game 20 tells a lot. I thought we had a chance to come out of the gates hot and get ahead of the game but that did not happen. Now I am liking what I see (I apologize for everything bad I said about Fournier and Ross to start the season even though they should have been better) with a whole lot of upside left to occur. We want to be ready in March/April (especially if Fultz and Bamba (wish he would be given more minutes) continue to grow in their roles) and I could see us as very dangerous and not a team you want to play.
  10. Originalticketholder

    Magic @ Pacers - Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 7:00 P.M.

    Thank you and totally agree and an upvote for such a well versed and thought out post. I am really disappointed in Ross's start this season. I did not think he would be a contract year type of player but so far he is proving me wrong.
  11. Originalticketholder

    Magic @ Pacers - Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 7:00 P.M.

    I apologize in advance if that is not a sarcastic post but clearly those three examples you use, they are great team players because they have all won NBA titles (which no on one player can win on their own) and made the players around them better. In two of the cases (Jordan and Durant) they played for less money than they should have been paid (that is a team player). Clearly all three players worked hard to expand and improve their games every year. Clearly all three give your team the best chance to win a game at the end and should have the ball in their hands and clearly they have all won many games at the end. At times they failed but never was it throwing up wide open bricks like we saw the other night. Clearly, as the Pacer's game showed (just the most recent example), this is not Fournier.
  12. Originalticketholder

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Kudo's for being clairvoyant or just plain intuitive as last night Aaron nails the 3 pointer for the win. Problem is if we got him (and immediately he becomes the best shooter on our team) Clifford would find a way to keep him on the bench. Or take him out when he is hot due to a "planned" rotation change.
  13. Originalticketholder

    Magic @ Pacers - Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 7:00 P.M.

    Did you miss the 3 point bricks he (along with Ross) threw up at the end of the game last night. Wide open 3 pt. bricks I might add. I acknowledge he is playing better but he needs to turn the corner for someone else other than us. If you cannot make any wide open shots at the end of an NBA game you are not a team player. Holiday (2nd year player) nails a 3 while our veterans throw up bricks does not define a team player
  14. Originalticketholder

    Magic @ Raptors - Monday, Oct. 28th at 7:30 P.M.

    Too early to say but hoping Ross and Vuc's last year performances do not turn out to be "contract year" performances. I projected us at 2-1 or 3-0 at this point. Good news is that we can say we have room for improvement.
  15. Originalticketholder

    2019 Preseason Thread

    And who wants Bamba traded now?
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