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Slim Whitman

United States

#1 Nov 21, 2008
I have been a Season ticket holder since 1989. I know many other season ticket holders. I don't know a single one that gives a rat's ass about how the players function in the community. We are all paying to see a championship, not a bunch of boy scouts. Having the Sentinel writers talk about character after 20 years of mediocrity and many thousands of dollars later is an insult to all season ticket holders. I am sure I am not alone in wishing the Sentinel writers would stop aiding and abetting the DeVos empire and their misplaced priorities. P.S. How good would the Magic be if they had added Ron Artest, a real defensive stopper who could have guarded people like LeBron, Pierce and Billups? We will never know will we, b/c instead we got some yahoo with an accent who fouls out when it comes time to play good defense. But he is a quality guy. Just freakin GREAT.
FAN

Ocklawaha, FL

#2 Nov 21, 2008
I can not believe Otis Smith is the voice of this team, he sounds as if he has marbles in his mouth and does not have a grasp of the language.( character bleeds together" what does that mean? Typical NBA thug talk. I am not an NBA fan and will not spend my money on tattooed thugs that have turned a team game into an individual look at me theatre.....
JOSE PEREZ

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#3 Nov 21, 2008
Teams win with character not characters. The task of instilling a set of moral principles and values (ethics) lies in the hands of the head coach. The head coach instills the specific qualities that he desires his team to have (traits). With this, the individuals now hold themselves to a higher degree of excellence (quality).

This is how you win with character and fail with characters. Character is the mental and ethical traits that mark an individual.

A team of characters will never be successful, no matter how gifted they are, because they lack the traits that give them standards for the degree of excellence that they hold themselves and teammates accountable for day to day, hour to hour and minute to minute.
Bob Loblaw

Lady Lake, FL

#4 Nov 21, 2008
What a couple idiots that posted on here. I hope Artest comes into the stands and knocks you out. Having character guys is important because they all need to mesh in the locker room. Why doesnt Artest have any championships if he is that good? Hes a cancer and the Magic made a good call with Pietrus. His offense has really been a bonus. I know the bench is lousy, but if you remember the year that we made the Finals, we had the worst bench in the league. Im not saying thats the way to go, but it has been done before.
JJs Mom

AOL

#5 Nov 21, 2008
I am just so happy that my JJ is on the magics team.
He is without a doubt the Highest, most perfect character player in todays NBA.
Thanks to us and Coach K.
d12 for mvp

Mitchell, SD

#6 Nov 21, 2008
sorry jj's mom but the magic should trade jj to the knicks for their towel boy wed atleast get a more consistent person and im sure hes a great community guy also. the magic need to trade hedo as soon as we find a decent offer

Since: May 07

Silver Spring, MD

#7 Nov 21, 2008
FAN wrote:
I can not believe Otis Smith is the voice of this team, he sounds as if he has marbles in his mouth and does not have a grasp of the language.( character bleeds together" what does that mean? Typical NBA thug talk. I am not an NBA fan and will not spend my money on tattooed thugs that have turned a team game into an individual look at me theatre.****
If you're not a NBA fan, what the HELL are you doing on this site? Why waste your time and the space on this site, to write this stupid mess, when you don't know jack about it. I hate to be violent, but you need the taste smacked out of your mouth just for being stupid!!!! Don't waste our space with this trash, and stay the hell off this site! Freakin MORON!!!!

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