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Rashard Lewis rising to the occasion for the Orlando Magic in N...

There are 102 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 21, 2009, titled Rashard Lewis rising to the occasion for the Orlando Magic in N.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Rashard Lewis understands completely why injured teammate Jameer Nelson has started believing in his own fantasy: Everybody wants to be a part of the Orlando Magic 's captivating playoff run.

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Magic Fan Mark

Clermont, FL

#1 May 21, 2009
I love Rashard's attitude for game 2:

Lewis said, "people are starting to recognize we are for real," but he believes the Magic will have to oust the Cavs before they become universally respected.

"It hasn't changed yet," he said. "By winning the first game, it means a lot to us. We have to come out even more hungry. You got to be greedy."
Dick Tracy

Clermont, FL

#2 May 21, 2009
Mo Williams should have completed his comment when he said, "I don't believe the Magic can beat us 4 times..." and added 'in a row'.
Palm Bay Reader

Apopka, FL

#3 May 22, 2009
For all the grief people give Rashard because of his salary, he has been a great addition to this Magic team. The Magic spent money on players like McGrady and Grant Hill but those two hardly produced as effectively as Rashard. Rashard is also a class act, humble and a team player. Few players can forego the limelight and be so willing to let his team mate shine like Rashard.
Swizzle

London, UK

#4 May 22, 2009
Utmost respect for Lewis as a person and the way he plays the game.

Refreshing now days to even see a glimpse of humility...

Since: Mar 07

Orlando, FL

#5 May 22, 2009
COLD BLOODED!
from here

Shreveport, LA

#6 May 22, 2009
apart form making his 5 outside shots in the 4thQ of game 1, he has been incredibly mediocre on offense. His D and his turnovers hurt badly. Love the guy, think he's a class act, and was impressed at the end of game 1 but his non-outgoing persona lends itself to bad turnovers, lame D, and losing loose balls. i've been analyzing him and it's not pretty. I've seen him, having far better than a 50/50 shot, lose 3 loose-balls to the other guy. Two of the times, he barely bent down at the waist for the ball. Just wish he would tighten up a little on D, on his passes, loose balls, and drives. Let me have it...
Magic Fan

Melbourne, FL

#7 May 22, 2009
Hey, lets go out there tonight and take care of business. Play like it's a game 7. They have no answer for our bigs and we need to beat them like a dirty rug. Come out play strong and hit them threes.

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Since: Feb 07

Deltona, Florida

#8 May 22, 2009
Magic Fan Mark wrote:
I love Rashard's attitude for game 2:
Lewis said, "people are starting to recognize we are for real," but he believes the Magic will have to oust the Cavs before they become universally respected.
"It hasn't changed yet," he said. "By winning the first game, it means a lot to us. We have to come out even more hungry. You got to be greedy."
Mark: You should be embarrassssed: You criticized me yesterday for what I said, at least I said it...Now all you did is copy and pasted what Lewis said. I ask you Mark: is that an intelligent/classy post?. You would think that if you read the article, you would have read that already. You are a pathetic Magic fan.
The Living Tribunal

Oviedo, FL

#9 May 22, 2009
Rashard = Silent Assassin.
Judge Philip Banks

Orlando, FL

#10 May 22, 2009
The role the coaching staff puts Rashard in is perfect for him. As long as he's averaging a little under 20 pts, grabbing the occasional off. rebound, and spreading the floor with a few outside attempts, he will be doing HIS job well. As long as his shots are sinking, Shard's specialty is halting the momentum of the opposing teams. When his outside shot is poor, though, the staff can ask him to post up on the left block and shoot turnaround jumpers.

If he had the ego of a $118M player and shot 25-30 attempts per game he would be much less effective. He may score more points, but he would have to do that against double/triple teams, physical play, etc. Not only that, but the chemistry of the team would collapse. He thrives on being underrated.
Aron

Orlando, FL

#11 May 22, 2009
There's no doubt that Rashard has been earning his pay check. He played very well in last year's playoffs too. Granted he may not put up huge stats during the regular season, but he has proved that he is the 2nd best player on this team next to Dwight. Keep it up Rashard!
marko

Oviedo, FL

#12 May 22, 2009
rashard is giving cavs major headaches,they have no answer for him in a matchup at all!!!!!! put lebron on him,and turk goes off,and everybody else...rashard plays so far out on court,tuff to defend,and he can go right around any big man with his speed...
marko

Oviedo, FL

#13 May 22, 2009
if jamer nelson returns,will he be at playoff level of his game so fast,or will he hurt magic..it takes some time to get back to that level of play...i am excited about it,but also skeptical some...what if he rushes that injury,it falls into next season//
marko

Oviedo, FL

#14 May 22, 2009
wow,imagine jameer nelson and alston running the point,and then you have turk who had like 14 assist in game one against cavs..wow...
marko

Oviedo, FL

#15 May 22, 2009
magic can beat any team in playoffs..we give lakers and cavs big mismatch problems!!!!
nanningbob

Nanning, China

#16 May 22, 2009
from here wrote:
apart form making his 5 outside shots in the 4thQ of game 1, he has been incredibly mediocre on offense. His D and his turnovers hurt badly. Love the guy, think he's a class act, and was impressed at the end of game 1 but his non-outgoing persona lends itself to bad turnovers, lame D, and losing loose balls. i've been analyzing him and it's not pretty. I've seen him, having far better than a 50/50 shot, lose 3 loose-balls to the other guy. Two of the times, he barely bent down at the waist for the ball. Just wish he would tighten up a little on D, on his passes, loose balls, and drives. Let me have it...
Rashard has been one of our most consitent players all year. Almost every game we can rely on his 20/7. We have been very good team ever since he joined and as a team we continue to get better and better as these guys play together.
Skip to My Lewis

Maitland, FL

#17 May 22, 2009
who is Mo Williams? he has never done anything in the postseason and for him to come out with a statement like that! He is just merely riding the coat tails of Lebron and so are the rest of his teammates. Our front court advantage will win the series for us. Lebron is gonna have to cover Turk tonight, so i doubt he'll have the energy to put up 49 again. Someone on their team will have to step up and i don't think any of them are ready, especially Mo Williams. This is the same guy who cried because he wasn't on the All Star team and then was finally put on as a replacement of another replacement(Jameer, i think Danny Granger). GO MAGIC!!!! put the chokehold on and win game 2
nanningbob

Nanning, China

#18 May 22, 2009
In fact, after Dwight, he is the biggest headache opposing coaches have to deal with offensively. We have the best frontline in basketball right now and he is one of the reasons why.
Madonna Wayne Gacy

Los Angeles, CA

#19 May 22, 2009
Skip to My Lewis wrote:
who is Mo Williams? he has never done anything in the postseason and for him to come out with a statement like that! He is just merely riding the coat tails of Lebron and so are the rest of his teammates. Our front court advantage will win the series for us. Lebron is gonna have to cover Turk tonight, so i doubt he'll have the energy to put up 49 again. Someone on their team will have to step up and i don't think any of them are ready, especially Mo Williams. This is the same guy who cried because he wasn't on the All Star team and then was finally put on as a replacement of another replacement(Jameer, i think Danny Granger). GO MAGIC!!!! put the chokehold on and win game 2
If I am Stan then I would have that Mo Williams quote on the board in the locker room along with a copy of the Kobe/LeBron lovefest special(Dream Season 23 & 24) ESPN ran yesterday before the Lakers/Nuggets game. If I am the Magic then these two things would motivate me to destroy the Cavs. What a total slap in the face from ESPN to the Magic, Nuggets, and the fans who support them.

I love the naration at the end telling us all about the potential Lakers/Cavs matchup in the finals to finally answer the burning question that is aparently on everyone's mind.
makesense

United States

#25 May 22, 2009
Dick Tracy wrote:
Mo Williams should have completed his comment when he said, "I don't believe the Magic can beat us 4 times..." and added 'in a row'.
Mo Williams is no world beater ...Just a sidekick

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