Magic slam Bobcats

There are 56 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 23, 2007, titled Magic slam Bobcats. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

There was a time when Dwight Howard and Emeka Okafor ---- the No. 1 and No. 2 picks in the 2004 NBA Draft --- were considered to be rivals for years to come.

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Colombiano

Winter Garden, FL

#1 Nov 23, 2007
Now I know how most of you feel. The game was only televised in the NBA channel.

Glad to see that Howard had a monster game like he's getting us used to! R. Lewis is killing me this week in the fantasy league!

I don't know about you all, but when the magic made the decision to pick Howard over Okafor I was a bit upset. You never what you are getting, but a kid from HS is risky to be the #1 in the draft. Howard is the best decision the Magic has ever made....that kid makes me smile.

He's playing like an MVP
jguy789

Debary, FL

#2 Nov 23, 2007
Another win, another team we should beat all along. In the past few years, we'd have given away games like this. But this season is different. We're winning the games we should win. 11-3 and for the first time in a long time, the return of the Shaq-Penny combo to Orlando tomorrow night. I'll be there! GO MAGIC!!!
red1

Lady Lake, FL

#3 Nov 23, 2007
The Magic really won that game easily and Howard absolutely was a beast. Everyone else seemed to be a little off, which is weird as it seems to happen only at home so far. Couch was pissed and doesn’t seem to be inclined to let this team get comfortable, which is great. They are so close to being an elite club and a title contender this very year!!!
singer

Singapore, Singapore

#4 Nov 23, 2007
What do you think about the short rotations ? I can only watch the game on espn gamecast, but it seems crazy to have the starting 5 in while we're up big, in the 4th...don't want to jinx anyone, but is SVG too stingy with the minutes ? This would have been a good game to get Augustine and JJ, and the new guys some more time. Love the winning, just nervous about the mins.
Steve

United States

#5 Nov 23, 2007
singer wrote:
What do you think about the short rotations ? I can only watch the game on espn gamecast, but it seems crazy to have the starting 5 in while we're up big, in the 4th...don't want to jinx anyone, but is SVG too stingy with the minutes ? This would have been a good game to get Augustine and JJ, and the new guys some more time. Love the winning, just nervous about the mins.
The game was starting to get away from the Magic, that's why SVG left the starters in most of the 4th quarter.
steve

San Jose, CA

#6 Nov 23, 2007
who is better than howard?
Jim

United States

#7 Nov 23, 2007
The beast could not be stopped!
DAN THE MAN

AOL

#8 Nov 23, 2007
Thank God for Dwight tonight!Another MONSTER performance! 34 pts 17 reb 4 blks! The other guys have to step it up!
John

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Nov 23, 2007
TOO BAD I DIDNT SEE IT. When does Bright House realize Magic t.v ratings are decreasing since the start of that "pay per view" channel.
Jim

United States

#10 Nov 23, 2007
Great game for Howard. Defense was better. Need to do a better job from the free throw line. Also need to finish teams off better when we have them down big.
Tomorrow night is a big game vs Miami who beat Houston tonight. Can't wait to see the Shaq/Dwight matchup. Shaq is beginning to get his legs back so it should be a battle in the paint.
GO MAGIC!!
Jim

United States

#11 Nov 23, 2007
FSN didn't televise tonight's game either. Tomorrow night vs Miami the game will be on FSN. Next game on SunSports will be this Monday at Portland at 10:00PM.
HonoluluMagic

Kailua Kona, HI

#12 Nov 23, 2007
Dwight will eat Shaq for breakfast!
Jim

United States

#13 Nov 23, 2007
Good to see Coach SVG not allow this team to get too complacent. He will continue to push them no matter what the outcome of any game may be.
Jackson

Henderson, NV

#14 Nov 23, 2007
one of the most pointless stat is the dunks, who cares how many dunks Howard has. What is good to note, is that his Offense is comming together, and though not all the way there, hes putting up 30+ with out much of a jumpshot. Can you imagine what teams are going to have to do to contain howard once he develops a jump shot, this guy is just plain scray. Can you imagine, that Howard supposedly could not bench over 180lbs, Currnetly Ben Gordon who is deceptfully strong benches more than Howard right now. I heard Howard has just started pushing over 300lbs, Gordon i believe is benching over 325. Regardless Howard is still young and will continue to gain a lot of strength. Rashard lewis as much as i like him, shot 4-12 from the field converting on only 1 3 point shot, he attempted only 4 FTs. Lewis has to start attcking the basket and needs to make more freethrows, When your shots dont drop for you, you must attack the basket, Bogans, Lewis, and Turk all need to attack more often, as well as the Magic are playing, they are relying way too much on jump shots, and against good teams, Spurs, Suns, Mavs, and Pistons, they will def. need to attack if their shot is off. Other than that I hated the Ariza trade, but will help the team during the course of the season. Keep up the good work, the Magic vs. Suns game is just around the corner, hopefully the Magic dont win the next few games and get complacent. How sweet would it be to beat the suns in phoenix. Watch out Amare better get your knees ready cause D12's comming to your town.
Jackson

Henderson, NV

#15 Nov 23, 2007
Howard comming into the league could not bench over 185, but that shows the guys commitment to improve his overall game as a basketball player, Looking at his shoulders just shows how much hard work he has put in since comming into the league some 3-4 years ago, keep it up
Jackson

Henderson, NV

#16 Nov 23, 2007
I know his ability to bench when first entering the league and his strenght now are an important factor in his game, but every one knew he would get much stronger as the years go on, I had heard how much he can now bench on NBA tv, and i knew Gordon comming out of Uconn was insanley strong, its just crazy to think that a guy whos 6'4" about 210 lbs can out bench 6'11" 260 lb guy. pretty pointless but i thought it be somewhat interesting so i thought i might as well bore everyone else with my pointless rants, sorry
LETS GO MAGIC AND IM OUT
Philip Boggs

AOL

#17 Nov 24, 2007
hata off to Steve Van Gundy! A Magic coach who finally calls it like it is and is smart enough to realize there is plenty of room for improvement even when winning. The players should be embarassed to be called out like that by their coach. Van Gundy has league wide respect which Brian Hill did not have. When Hill came down on his players it never carried any weight because Hill was viewed throughout the league as a thick headed pouter. Not so with Van Gundy. So guys understand, your coach will never settle for complacency. To say you played like you didn't care about winning is about as strong a criticism as a coach can lay on his players. Now Van Gundy is not going to put you on a permanent poo poo liost, but you will sit if you don't show a desire to win. Again I say, players wise up, you're not going to see any "firestevevangundy" web sites any time soon. And that includes you Rachard Lewis. If your normal scoring game is off, you had darn well better find other ways to compensate for it. Try using a little muscle and create some easy shots for yourself. Too many guys expect Howard to do it all. Not fair to Dwight, the coach or the fans.
j-man

Taylors, SC

#18 Nov 24, 2007
Is there anywhere online to watch the games?
Brian Rivers

Orlando, FL

#19 Nov 24, 2007
Finally a coach that tell it like it is, this group didn't do anything yet, to feel so comfortable in the court, we still losing leads, instead putting teams away. Thank God coach won't let this team rest on their laurels. A game like this was a loss last year, Thank you coach VanGundy.
ERNIE

United States

#20 Nov 24, 2007
HEY STAN YOU WON THE GAME TAKE BREATH

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