Here's Victor Oladipo Crooning A Bill Withers Song

This is from back in April, but the internet just discovered it because it was tweeted out last night by Shelby Gogreve, the woman on stage with Magic rookie Victor Oladipo, who fancies himself as a singer. The video above is from Indiana University's Spirit of Indiana Showcase. It's Oladipo and Gogreve, an IU… » 11/05/13 7:01pm 11/05/13 7:01pm

J.J. Redick And His Ex-Girlfriend Had An Abortion Contract

The muckrakers at MediaTakeOut have done it again, this time uncovering a very odd legal document that was drawn up in 2007 by lawyers representing NBA player J.J. Redick and his then-pregnant ex-girlfriend, model Vanessa Lopez. The document is essentially a contract that seems to be the result of Redick and Lopez… » 7/23/13 2:30pm 7/23/13 2:30pm

Dwight Howard Dunked, Then Blew A Kiss To Magic Fans

Naturally, Dwight Howard's season-high 39 points came in his only visit to Orlando this season, a 106-97 Lakers victory. Serenaded by boos and greeted by signs ("Dwight Coward" was a personal favorite), Howard returned the love after this slam, wholly set up by Steve Nash drawing two defenders. A kiss to the… » 3/13/13 11:02am 3/13/13 11:02am

The Heat Win Their 16th Straight, But Not Without Getting Every Single…

The Heat got lucky. They got all the rolls, all the whistles, and the winner, a LeBron James layup with three seconds left, came off a timeout that was never called. It's almost a paradox: You get all the breaks when you're the type of team that can win 16 in a row, but you also don't win 16 in a row without getting… » 3/07/13 9:00am 3/07/13 9:00am

Chicago's Kiss Cam Is Almost As Hot As The Blackhawks

Here's a lady and gent thoroughly enjoying their time on the United Center's Kiss Cam during the Blackhawks win over the Colorado Avalanche. And why not? The Blackhawks won again tonight with a last-minute goal from Daniel Carcillo; it was his first of the season. Jonathan Toews also chipped in with a shorthanded… » 3/07/13 12:40am 3/07/13 12:40am

Twitter Loves The Orlando Magic, Has Never Heard Of The Arizona…

The Wall Street Journal has helpfully assembled the sort of slow-news-month story that lets you forget that none of the four major sports (five, if you include college football) is playing many meaningful games at the moment. In it, the incomparably named Stu Woo compiled the Twitter follower counts for every team in… » 3/02/13 1:30pm 3/02/13 1:30pm

Doug Collins Has Hit A Wall In Philadelphia, Like We All Knew He Would

It's getting harder and harder to remember that the Philadelphia 76ers, who just polished off a six-game losing streak and sit in the dregs of the Eastern Conference at 22-33, were full of hope coming into this season. It was less than a year ago that a plucky Sixers team scrapped its way into the playoffs as an… » 2/27/13 1:20pm 2/27/13 1:20pm

Score One For The Stat Nerds: Milwaukee Bucks Press Release Cites J.J.…

The only trade of note to take place on the NBA's trade deadline day was the one that sent shooting guard J.J. Redick from the Orlando Magic to the Milwaukee Bucks. As is standard practice, the Bucks put out a triumphant, post-trade press release that includes all kinds of boring statistics and PR-speak and hey wait… » 2/22/13 1:35pm 2/22/13 1:35pm

Hedo Turkoglu Tests Positive For Steroids, The Internet Reacts

The Orlando Magic's Hedo Turkoglu was suspended 20 games for testing positive for methenolone, which is an anabolic steroid. He claims it was given to him by a trainer in Turkey helping him recover from a shoulder injury and that he failed to cross reference it with the NBA's banned substances list. He copped to the… » 2/13/13 11:59pm 2/13/13 11:59pm

John Wall Had Ish Smith Jumping All Over The Place Tonight

First, Wall literally pump-faked Smith over his entire body. Smith, however, was unfazed. He quickly bounced back and blocked the real shot. Pretty impressive. Later, as the third quarter was winding down, Wall shook Ish out of his shoes and into the Magic bench before dumping it off to Kevin Seraphin for an easy… » 1/14/13 11:02pm 1/14/13 11:02pm

Orlando Magic Cheerleader Falls On Head, Waves To Crowd As She's…

A scary scene tonight during the Knicks-Magic game when Orlando cheerleader Jamie Woode took a tumble and fell on her neck/head straight on the hardwood. After a brief delay, she was eventually wheeled off the court on a stretcher, waving to the crowd as she was taken to a waiting ambulance. She's at a local… » 11/13/12 8:55pm 11/13/12 8:55pm

A Soldier's Blown Trampoline Dunk Delayed The Magic Game For 13 Minutes

It is becoming clear that this administration's military spending cuts are having disastrous effects on the readiness of the men and women who keep our country safe. There is no greater illustration than trampoline dunking being excised completely from basic training—leading to international incidents like this one,… » 11/05/12 5:20pm 11/05/12 5:20pm