Nick Anderson was on the Magic throughout the spectrum.
He was with the team in the late '80s and early '90s when they were still an expansion team and they lacked any real identity or scorer aside from him. He was looked on to be the leading scorer for the team.
He was there during the contender years with Shaq and effective Penny when he was the third or fourth (some nights even fifth) scoring option and his role was to take pressure off of Penny and Shaq and to play defense.
He was there after Shaq left and when Penny became injured and not as efficient. He was asked to be a main scoring option for the team again, which he was able to do aptly.
A good shooter all-around, Anderson became infamous for his performance in game one of the 1995 NBA Finals when he missed four consecutive free throws that could have sealed a victory for the Magic. Orlando lost the game and the series 4-0.
Anderson's confidence was shot and his free-throw shooting plummeted (even as low as 40 percent one season), but gradually got better by the end of his career. But that is not, and shouldn't be, his legacy with the team because without him, they wouldn't have even made it that far.
He has spent more seasons with the team than any other player in team history. He is the team leader in games played, minutes played, field goals, steals, and points. He is also in the top five in all rebounding categories, assists, free throws, and three pointers.
Truly, he is the player who Magic fans can really be proud of. He is the first draft pick in team history and he was a key player for them in many different situations. Simply put, he is the best player in Orlando Magic history.