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I ever tell you guys the story about how I met Shaq at a Magic game?

 

The year was 1996, my dad worked for the twin towers hotel and convention center across the street from then Universal studios. At the time there was no “resort” associated with universal, and only the one theme park. No city walk or IOA yet... so the twin towers across the street was the premiere hotel at the time, and shaq would come in and my dad, who was the food and beverage director, would always take care of him at the bar and what not.

 

Anyways, we’re at a magic game, it’s the middle of the regular season, and I don’t believe a word of it. So in an effort to prove he was telling the truth, my dad walked myself and him down to the magic bench, and at the time Shaq had a broken thumb, so he was just chilling in street clothes. As we approached the magic bench, the police officer stopped us and said we can’t come any closer. Shaquille O’Neal proceeded to stand up, a towering seven footer and said, “It’s okay, they’re with me.” To the police officer, and then he let us through.

 

It was probably the coolest experience a seven year old can ever have, shaking hands with a seven foot giant, one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

 

I know he left a year later, and the magic haven’t really been the same since, but that is a memory that I’ll always have growing up as an Orlando Magic fan, and I appreciate you guys too. You’re my friends and have given me a place to vent my thoughts for so many years.

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gporter is ur body ready??  if u guys take MPJ 1 pick ahead of us im offing myself:))))))))

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My body is ready for Luka or Trae 

 

 

but I know that means I'm gonna get Wendell Carter 

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My body is ready for Luka or Trae 

 

 

but I know that means I'm gonna get Wendell Carter 

Don't worry I'm sure the Grizz are gonna pick him at 4. Sighhhhhh

 

I'm hoping for the Grizz to trade #4 to the Bulls for 7/22 (Take Carter or Young at 7) then package 22 & 32 for a pick in the late teens and pick whoever dropped.

 

But like I said we will just pick Carter at 4 even though every team 5-10 wants to trade up. Ya know, because Chris Wallace and all.

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good pick 6ers

 

they should have traded down, and taken Porter Jr 

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Mo Bamba is the 2nd 7-footer the Magic have taken with a top-10 pick.

 

The other was Shaquille O'Neal - 1st overall in 1992.

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Mo Bamba is the 2nd 7-footer the Magic have taken with a top-10 pick.

 

The other was Shaquille O'Neal - 1st overall in 1992.

Is Dwight not 7 foot?  Also Mo Bamba will be a Laker after his rookie deal, just like all the other Magic bigs...

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Is Dwight not 7 foot?  Also Mo Bamba will be a Laker after his rookie deal, just like all the other Magic bigs...

He's 6'11". 

 

By the way guys, here are some more fun facts. I'm literally on cloud 9 this morning... cannot believe five teams passed on the 7'10 wingspan monster of Bamba. Even Scalzo likes the pick, and he's always downplaying Magic moves.

 

Mo Bamba is the LONGEST player in recorded draft history. His 3 quarter-court sprints outpaced John Wall, Russell Westbrook. His peripherals are out of this world. He has the ability to be a gamestopping defensive force, and is developing a diverse offensive repertoire.

 

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Grizzlies wanna have one last run with Gasol & Conley, so they drafted a 3 year project big man. 

:thinking: 

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Lebron has officially told Cleveland to take their 36 million dollars and shove it up their ass!!! He's a free agent, going to Lakers with PG13 or Kawhi Leonard. Still gonna get beat by Warriors next year but when Klay leave a year later he should be able to overcome them then. 

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