FIT FOR A FIGHT -- OrlandoSentinel.com

FIT FOR A FIGHT -- OrlandoSentinel.com

There are 16 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Sep 2, 2007, titled FIT FOR A FIGHT -- OrlandoSentinel.com. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Keyon Dooling has the steely, pre-fight glare. James Augustine packs a nice left hook.

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Colombiano

Richardson, TX

#1 Sep 2, 2007
It's always great to hear that they're working out, and even more greater when is in the off season, but the magic need to concentrate also on........ FREE THROWS which killed us last year. How many games did we lose b/c of free throws? many!!!! and I do not see any improvement on D. Howard with team USA.

I just hope that Howard, Ariza, Nelson etc are working on free throws too.
Tex

Austin, TX

#2 Sep 2, 2007
Colombiano wrote:
It's always great to hear that they're working out, and even more greater when is in the off season, but the magic need to concentrate also on........ FREE THROWS which killed us last year. How many games did we lose b/c of free throws? many!!!! and I do not see any improvement on D. Howard with team USA.
I just hope that Howard, Ariza, Nelson etc are working on free throws too.
Very true, the free throw champs are always wusses anyway, not tough guys. For example: Nash, Allen Houston, Reggie Miller, Doug Christie, Mark Price, Steve Kerr, Bird were deadly free throw shooters. So D12, please find a free throw this summer in addition to a left hook.
dee

El Paso, TX

#3 Sep 2, 2007
well i dunno now dooling is ready for ray allen if they go at it again lmao. jokes aside this will help them in a few factors.
Kurt

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#4 Sep 3, 2007
I don't think JJ Reddick can fight...in fact i don't think he is still ready for the NBA
Colombiano

Richardson, TX

#5 Sep 3, 2007
Kurt wrote:
I don't think JJ Reddick can fight...in fact i don't think he is still ready for the NBA
Was Howard ready on his second year??? No! Although he had some great games ( 20-20's )

Give Reddick a chance.
Dan George

Orlando, FL

#6 Sep 4, 2007
Boxers are not only the best conditioned atheletes in the world they are also the best martial artists in the world. There aren't any rules in karate tounaments that say how many punches you have to throw, but there are concerning how many kicks. They know how tough boxers are.

This is the best thing that the Magic players could be doing. Get Tough!

And J.J. is going to kick major butt this year and become a force. Watch.
Sue

Englewood, CO

#7 Sep 4, 2007
I'm jumping on the JJ bandwagon too...when was the last time the Magic could say they had a bona-fide shooter with nothing but icewater in his veins? Let's also not forget his work ethic, basketball smarts, toughness, and winner's attitude. He's Scott Skiles reincarnated, and those of us who watched Scotty play will appreciate the comparison. JJ may well develop into the leader the Magic have been looking for all these years. Just because B Hill buried him on the bench is no reason to knock him. Let's see what he does with a firm spot in the rotation!
agatha

Polk City, FL

#8 Sep 4, 2007
I have some doubt about JJ but the kid hasn't had a chance. B. Hill didn't utilize him but R. Jeremy will. As for the Magic fitness program, DG is almost right. Conventional boxers are second only to kickboxers in conditioning.
Dallas

Palm Coast, FL

#9 Sep 4, 2007
If boxing can toughen these guys up and make them more scrappy..maybe we won't shy away from getting some rebounds. But,yeah they need major help with the free throws, and I hope D12 can get some kind of hook, or fad away shot to go with his inside game. We can't have him in one spot..look what the Pistons did to him in the post season, let him get the ball then collape in on him.

Since: Jun 07

New York, NY

#10 Sep 5, 2007
i'm just suprised there aren't any ron artest jokes yet.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#11 Sep 5, 2007
Good to see Orlando utilising additional, perhaps unconventional training methods. Boxing certainly requires conditioning and discipline, and should instill an added edge of toughness.

As for JJ, he is never going to be 'the guy' in the NBA. His physical limitations - undersized, not especially quick or expolosive - make that the case. Used extensively, opponents will try to exploit him on the defensive end. However, surrounded by better players, and used in short bursts, he has the ability to be a killer.

JJ's best role for Orlando is as 20-25 minute a night gunner, used when Rashard and Dwight are playing - there is no point putting JJ on the floor with the other second string guys, because opponents will target their D to stop him. When he is on the floor he should have the green light to shoot on sight that alone will take the focus off Howard and Lewis, because the opposition will know that Redick can and will punish them. If the opposition collapses on Dwight or Rashard, his ice cold shooting will make them pay. If they don't collapse because they are scared of being burned by JJ, then both Lewis and Howard have the ability to score at will, when played one-on-one. It would be a case of 'damned if they do, damned if they don't'.
Ryan

United States

#12 Sep 5, 2007
I excited for the season I think magic will be better.Boxing helps with training in Basketball I'd did the same thing when I played in high school
Kurt

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#13 Sep 5, 2007
If the Magic's hadn't chosen JJ Reddick as their 11th pick, he would've been a second round pick. He might get 15 mins a night at the most.
Eric

Windermere, FL

#14 Sep 8, 2007
Dallas wrote:
If boxing can toughen these guys up and make them more scrappy..maybe we won't shy away from getting some rebounds. But,yeah they need major help with the free throws, and I hope D12 can get some kind of hook, or fad away shot to go with his inside game. We can't have him in one spot..look what the Pistons did to him in the post season, let him get the ball then collape in on him.
God I hope Dwight doesn't start fading away with his shots.

I box, and it's helped me with other sports that I play.... noticeably!

Since: Jun 07

New York, NY

#15 Sep 14, 2007
In the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, Charles F. Gardner writes “Charlie Bell still has hopes of playing in the NBA this season but he no longer wants to play for the Milwaukee Bucks. The 6-foot-3 Bell and the Bucks have reached an impasse on negotiations for a multiyear contract, and with the start of training camp approaching in less than three weeks, the restricted free agent is ready to move on to a European club or another NBA team.”

Since: Jun 07

New York, NY

#16 Sep 14, 2007
hint magic, sign and trade some people, nelson (sorry for his loss, but this is now business), garrity, or whoever else

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