Debating the Second Superman: SportsChump and Michael Lortz discuss a Dwight Howard return to the Magic and the possible retirement of his number

It began with a simple Tweet. One afternoon, while wasting time on the internet, I happened upon a Twitter (X) post that suggested the Orlando Magic should retire Dwight Howard’s number and sign him to a final contract that would Continue reading Debating the Second Superman: SportsChump and Michael Lortz discuss a Dwight Howard return to the Magic and the possible retirement of his number

Shaq calls Curry greatest of all time; internet subsequently explodes

“I’m wondering is it time to start putting him as the best player of all time, in the conversation.” -Shaquille O’Neal on Steph Curry Shaq had some interesting things to say the other night about Steph Curry. I was busy Continue reading Shaq calls Curry greatest of all time; internet subsequently explodes

The road to Ja (and more of what’s wrong with the Orlando Magic)

There are few generational talents playing in today’s NBA.  I’d obviously include LeBron and KD on that list.  Throw in Giannis and Steph for good measure.  The younger generation includes phenoms like Luca Doncic and Nikola Jokic.  And I would Continue reading The road to Ja (and more of what’s wrong with the Orlando Magic)

Exercises in Patience: Anthony Richardson, Jim Harbaugh, Shaquille O’Neal, and the straw polls that broke the camel’s back

Every time I think about whether a franchise should keep a player, or perhaps more importantly whether a fan base has turned on a player, I can’t help but think about what went down in Orlando in the summer of Continue reading Exercises in Patience: Anthony Richardson, Jim Harbaugh, Shaquille O’Neal, and the straw polls that broke the camel’s back

A Tale of Two Owners, Part Two: Shaq Now

A gentleman walked into the bar the other day which is always my favorite way to start a blogpost. He works for the Tampa Bay Lightning as some sort of engineer who ensures the ice in the Amalie Arena meets Continue reading A Tale of Two Owners, Part Two: Shaq Now

Number One Draft Picks and the one that got away, Part One: Shaq Then

I watched this video the other day.  It reminded me of a story, and pissed me off, all at the same time.  I’ll wait until you’re done gawking before I elaborate. Go ahead and press play, Orlando Magic fans. I Continue reading Number One Draft Picks and the one that got away, Part One: Shaq Then

Celtics no answer for Steph Curry’s greatness

“This one hits a little different.” -Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors, four-time NBA Champion With minutes left to play in Game Six of the NBA Finals, on the infamous parquet floor some 3000 miles from where he plays his home Continue reading Celtics no answer for Steph Curry’s greatness

Sights, sounds and suggestions on the Orlando Magic

I experienced a moment of sheer nervousness scant minutes before the Magic game was about to start.  Having arrived ninety minutes before tip-off to catch a glimpse of the five, future Hall of Famers that would grace the floor that Continue reading Sights, sounds and suggestions on the Orlando Magic

Tampa Bay has an NBA team! So now what do I do?

Dear Readers, I’m in a quagmire, a quandary, a mid-state scrum if you will.  So, I turn to you and ask, what is a dedicated roundball fan to do? Thanks wholeheartedly to coronavirus, the NBA has announced that the Toronto Continue reading Tampa Bay has an NBA team! So now what do I do?

Can’t We All Just Get Along: The Jerry Jones-Ezekiel Elliott, Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O’Neal-Dwight Howard, Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown edition

Summer is over but the heat is still burning strong. There’s a whole lot of bickering going on these days. If you don’t believe me, just turn on your television set. Of course, I don’t watch much broadcast news. An Continue reading Can’t We All Just Get Along: The Jerry Jones-Ezekiel Elliott, Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O’Neal-Dwight Howard, Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown edition