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  1. TrueMagicFan07

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    SOMETHING TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT Making A Case For... By Garrett Townsend - Orlando Pinstriped | April 10, 2020 Chuma Okeke To Be Rookie Of The Year Making A Case For... By Garrett Townsend - Orlando Pinstriped | April 10, 2020 Markelle Fultz To Win Most Improved Player Award LINK: https://www.orlandopinstripedpost.com/
  2. TrueMagicFan07

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I hear you, HighAngleDad. I guess you can call me a "tweener". I've been training for it since my mom and sister passed away. Not married, no children. Google is my best friend at the moment. I have brothers but, "eh". . .? We could start a club. . .hahaha!
  3. TrueMagicFan07

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    The NBA has asked players to take a 50 percent pay cut while games are on hold, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Link: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/coronavirus-nba-wants-players-to-take-50-percent-pay-cut-union-counters-with-25-percent-per-report/
  4. TrueMagicFan07

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Thanks for sharing, ~O~. We all have to be careful, but I'm nervous because I live alone with no one close to me. So I have to risk going out, which I try to avoid doing as much as possible. You stay safe as well, ~O~.
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    MAGIC'S D.J. AUGUSTIN AIDING NEW ORLEANS HOSPITAL WORKERS AMID CORONAVIRUS CRISIS By Marc Spears - Espn April 1, 2020 D.J. Augustin has 3,427 assists in his NBA career. But the Orlando Magic point guard is making bigger contributions in his hometown of New Orleans, which has been devastated by the coronavirus. Augustin recently made a donation to Krewe of Red Beans that provided food for frontline hospital workers who are treating patients with COVID-19. “They’re getting red beans and rice. They’re getting quality food,” Augustin told The Undefeated. “It’s not just McDonald’s or cold deli sandwiches. It’s quality food for these doctors and nurses to fuel their bodies for what they’re doing. Some of them were going all day without eating.” Augustin and his wife, Brandy, have been in Orlando, Florida, since the NBA suspended the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus on March 11. They were alarmed by the effects of COVID-19 nationally, but especially in New Orleans, which has been one of the hard-hit cities in the country. Augustin still considers New Orleans home and gives a free basketball camp there every summer. Nightmarish memories of how New Orleanians were affected during the deadly Hurricane Katrina inspired him and his wife to help their hometown during the COVID-19 pandemic. “My wife and I being New Orleanians coming from Katrina when we were young, we saw the aftermath is when people needed the most help,” Augustin said. “We were talking about it, seeing how we can help now and after all of this is over.” Krewe of Red Beans is known for hosting a Mardi Gras parade since 2009 called the Red Beans Parade. Its founder, Devin De Wulf, has been affected by COVID-19. The first two people in New Orleans who died of the disease were his friends. His wife, Annelies, is an emergency room doctor at University Medical Center. When his wife told him (husband, Devin De Wulf) that she and her co-workers were hungry as they fought COVID-19 and enjoyed some cookies a nurse made, Devin turned the Krewe of Red Beans’ efforts toward using charitable donations to pay for meals for doctors, nurses, technicians, hospital security, housekeeping and other staff and EMTs. Augustin heard about these efforts through a cousin who is a nurse and works with De Wulf’s wife. After exploring how to help, it was recommended that a donation be made to Krewe of Red Beans. After doing a background check, Augustin decided to partner with them. “The thing I like about it is we’re helping feed the frontline,” Augustin said. “The nurses, the doctors. They are going all day without eating, trying to help people that are sick while risking their health and lives to do so. I heard that they shut the [hospital] cafeterias because they don’t want people in the cafeterias cooking and congregating. . ." De Wulf had no clue who Augustin was when his representatives reached out. But after hearing about his NBA career, his connection to New Orleans and watching YouTube highlights, De Wulf was proud to join forces. “It was pretty amazing to have an NBA player reach out,” De Wulf said. “I can’t stress enough how crucial the timing was. . ." Link: https://theundefeated.com/features/magics-d-j-augustin-aiding-new-orleans-hospital-workers-amid-coronavirus-crisis/
  6. TrueMagicFan07

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I was going to comment that Mo needs to work on his skinny legs next. But then I didn't think he could do anything about those legs. Later, I scrolled below the picture of his workout and one of his followers did make the same suggestion. Hahaha!
  7. TrueMagicFan07

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Okay, thanks. I will try that in the morning. All of you, stay safe!
  8. TrueMagicFan07

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I tried that several times, but it didn't work for me. I guess because I was logged into my twitter account, then searched for John Denton. So I right clicked on the picture for the link, but it gave me an html code which does not work where you post a reply.
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    This is a Tweet by John Denton of Mo Bamba weight training. The date is March 28, 2020 Sorry, I didn't know how to embed the Tweet so I had to capture it and save it as a gif.
  10. TrueMagicFan07

    Covid-19

    It didn’t help Gobert’s case that he joked around by touching microphones and other items in his vicinity a few days before the positive coronavirus test. Links: https://clutchpoints.com/coronavirus-news-evan-fournier-defends-rudy-gobert-after-report-of-recklessness-in-jazz-locker-room/ https://www.eurohoops.net/en/proa/1042136/fournier-defends-gobert-the-behavior-of-people-and-journalists-has-been-disgusting/
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    You think maybe Evan would like to join his friend and fellow Frenchman, Rudy Gobert, on the Utah Jazz team? He has drawn publicity for showing support and defending Rudy's actions. (See the video and Link in the Off Topic Thread (Covid-19)
  12. TrueMagicFan07

    Covid-19

    Thanks Magicman28. I think it was the right thing to do because conversations about covid-19 were being posted in the basketball thread about the Magic.
  13. TrueMagicFan07

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I agree, Soul Bro. I was going to suggest that somehow this discussion be removed from this thread. Thanks again.
  14. TrueMagicFan07

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    It does not mean that Trump was found innocent of any charges. He can still be indicted after he leaves office. I've known this leading up to the end of the investigation. The constitution does not allow a sitting president to be indicted for a crime. This is why Trump is fighting so hard to win another term in office. "Former Federal Prosecutor: Trump Could Be Indicted Upon Leaving Office" Former federal prosecutor Gene Rossi said Wednesday that he believes President Trump could be indicted after leaving office. “If he is defeated, that’s up in the air now, he may get reelected and if the Democrats shoot themselves in the foot, he will get reelected,” Rossi, a Democrat, told Hill.TV during an appearance on "Rising." “But he could be indicted based on what I know,” he added. Rossi contended that Trump could have been indicted a year ago if he were not in the White House. The former prosecutor emphasized that the statute of limitations for certain instances of criminal wrongdoing that the president has been accused of committing wouldn't expire once he leaves office. “If it were Donald Smith instead of Donald Trump, Donald Trump would have been indicted a year ago for the campaign violations,” he told Hill.TV. Link: https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/454531-former-federal-prosecutor-trump-could-be-indicted-upon-leaving-office
  15. TrueMagicFan07

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Gordon, I had not planned to join this ongoing discussion, but I have to say that I agree with everything you have said. If people don't agree with what certain news outlets print, then let Google be your friend. There is always videos published online that you can get a link to for audio-video of actual comments or conversations that you can see and hear.
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Magicpassion, my dear friend. How are you? First of all, 'I don't have a dog in this fight.' You all know that I'm retired. I spend a lot of time on my computer and have my tv going at the same time. The tv stations show Donald Trump's briefings, and I have watched Donald say some of the quotes I listed in the "Fact-Checking" that I posted--like, "It's a hoax"; when the first American case was announced, he was asked if he was worried, then Trump said, "No. Not at all. And we have it totally under control." I also heard him predict it is “going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle – it will disappear.” There are a number of times that Trump does not follow his own experts' advice. I have heard him say things like, "I will personally fix it." Those are just a few of the comments 'I' heard and saw him make on national tv. So, Magicpassion, I guess you don't trust me either, huh? :) Here is another website located right here in the state of Florida--Donald Trump's home state, a state that helped him get elected: _______________ Website. www.poynter.org. The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a non-profit journalism school and research organization located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The school is the owner of the Tampa Bay Times newspaper and the International Fact-Checking Network. Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. The Poynter website lists the same claims that The New York Times, the Guardian, and CNN published. Link: https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2020/we-have-it-totally-under-control-a-timeline-of-president-donald-trumps-response-to-the-coronavirus-pandemic/ By the way: Let's talk about Trump's expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director. In WH briefings on national tv, Dr. Fauci would go to the podium and explain his findings and recommendations about the Coronavirus situation, then Trump would follow Fauci and put his own spin on the situation and makes decisions that went against how Dr. Fauci viewed the situation. In one briefing, I saw Dr. Fauci standing behind Trump (while Trump was at the podium speaking) and Fauci was looking down, rubbing his forehead. **Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., NIAID Director | NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases** Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President's As I said, "I don't have a dog in this fight."
  17. TrueMagicFan07

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    FACT-CHECKING Some of Donald Trump's Most Misleading Coronavirus Claims Editors: Oliver Milmann - The Guardian Marshall Cohen and Curt Merrill - CNN David Leonhardt - The New York Times A List of Claims/Rejections/Denials - **In no particular order 1) The president has repeatedly downplayed the threat posed by Covid-19, criticizing concern over the crisis as a “hoax.” 2) December 31 - Health officials in Wuhan, China, post a notice that says they’re investigating a pneumonia outbreak that is spreading in their city. The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges that it “was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause.” 3) January 8 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a health advisory regarding the “pneumonia of unknown etiology” that appears to have originated in Wuhan. 4) January 17 - The CDC dispatches more than 100 staffers to three US airports to screen passengers arriving from Wuhan, a highly unusual step only taken during major health crises. 5) January 22 - President Trump made his first public comments about the coronavirus on Jan. 22, in a television interview from Davos with CNBC’s Joe Kernen. The first American case had been announced the day before, and Kernen asked Trump, “Are there worries about a pandemic at this point?” The president responded: “No. Not at all. And we have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” 6) January 24 - Dr. Nancy Messonnier, a senior CDC official handling the response to respiratory diseases, tells reporters, “We do expect additional cases in the United States and globally.” 7) “I would view it as something that just surprised the whole world,” the president said in a press conference earlier this month. “Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion.” 8) There is evidence, however, that not only was the Trump administration warned about the potential of a pandemic and its dangers to Americans, it was given a plan on how to deal with it, which it promptly shelved. During the Obama administration, the National Security Council drew up a 69-page “playbook on fighting pandemics”, Politico has reported. The document, crafted in the wake of the 2016 Ebola outbreak, contained advice on tracking the spread of a new virus, how to ensure testing was conducted effectively and the need to stockpile emergency resources. The incoming Trump administration was briefed on the playbook but it was “thrown on to a shelf.” 9) In February, the president said the virus could “maybe go away. We’ll see what happens. Nobody really knows.” He predicted it is “going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle – it will disappear.” 10) By the end of February, Trump and administration officials started shifting their tone. They spoke about the expected uptick in cases and Trump backed away from his comment that concerns about the virus were a “hoax” peddled by Democrats to help them at the polls this November. 11) ‘I’ve always known this is a real – this is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic. I’ve always viewed it as very serious’ As is the case with many of Trump’s statements, his claim he has always taken the pandemic seriously deviates wildly from his previous comments. Perhaps most infamously, Trump said “I don’t take responsibility at all” when asked about the faltering US response. Links: https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/03/politics/coronavirus-trump-cdc-timeline/ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/opinion/trump-coronavirus.html https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/28/trump-coronavirus-misleading-claims
  18. Tuesday, March 10th @ 8:00 P.M. FedEx Forum - Memphis, TN TV: Fox Sports Florida 32-32, 3rd in Southwest Division | 29-35, 2nd in Southeast Division
  19. TrueMagicFan07

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Hi, Markelle. I posted a reply to your (this) post. It's on page 266. I know this is weird but I copied and pasted your quote instead of clicking on "quote". I was trying to restructure my comments, along with images, to make things fit. :)
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I'm sorry to hear of your untimely misfortune, Markelle. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of us. And pray that we will have this catastrophic event behind us soon. 3 hrs. ago, Markelle's Revenge Said: I've got goose bumps from reading that you are an actor, Markelle. . .in LA? When JJZFL said that he is a physician and MagicPassion posted that he was going to a real estate event overseas (Manchester) in May, I was so impressed. I came to realize the diversity of the TBN message board and the broad population of members across the USA, from foreign countries, various age groups, backgrounds, walks of life and ethnicity. We never know who we are conversating with. Who knows, sometimes Alex Martins might be in on discussions. :) We are not that "dried up little pond" that Shaq described us to be. **I know. . . sometimes I can be a drama queen. GO MAGIC!!!!!!
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Two Jazz players, Rudy Gobert whom we already knew tested positive for COVID-19, but his teammate Donovan Mitchell has also tested positive for the virus. Link: https://www.yahoo.com/sports/child-tested-positive-coronavirus-got-005707505.html
  22. TrueMagicFan07

    Magic vs Grizzlies - Tuesday, March 10th @ 8:00 P.M.

    Gotcha! You're good. This is who we are as Magic Fans--agree to disagree--then move on. GO MAGIC!
  23. TrueMagicFan07

    Magic vs Grizzlies - Tuesday, March 10th @ 8:00 P.M.

    It's all good. We will get through all that's going on right now! By the way, I am a little on edge, but not about my Magic. :)
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    Magic vs Grizzlies - Tuesday, March 10th @ 8:00 P.M.

    I respect all of my fellow TBN members and posters, but you cannot speak for other people. You said that YOU found "HAD's" comment a joke and funny. We don't know that (Did he tell you that it was a joke?). HAD may have been serious, and the comment did attract derision. In my opinion, TrueMagicFanSince1987 did not have to apologize because as I said, the comment that HAD made was a little harsh and with all of the recent turn of events, most of us might be on edge right now. So we should just leave it at that. GO MAGIC!!!!
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    Magic vs Grizzlies - Tuesday, March 10th @ 8:00 P.M.

    It's a message board, South_Aussie. Just as you have the right to use 2 paragraphs to point out DJ's age and expectations on the Magic as he nears the end of his career, others have the right to discuss a player(s) on the Magic as often as they want, as long as they do not violate he Terms of Service of this message board. I think using the term "bashing" a player is a little harsh. That term was not used by you, but by another poster. Edit: If you do not want to read what a poster has to say, put them on "ignore" or scroll right past their posts.
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