Why Do The Magic Men Keep Losing?

jadon reynoldsContributor IJune 13, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 11:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic head to the sideline during Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on June 11, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won in overtime 99-91. NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

O.K., the Magic Men aren't working much magic so far against Kobe and his Lakers. Everything is looking bad. For instance, no games over 24 so far for Superman and they're down 3-1; a position that only eight teams in playoff history have overcome. So what are these supposed Magic Men thinking now? Maybe they give silly excuses like the Lakers have experience or they have a M.V.P. But remember, the Magic beat the best team in the league in 5 games; if that's not experience then I don't know what is.

The Lakers still have Kobe but to counter, the Magic have Superman; who besides dunking, happens to be the defensive player of the year. Not to mention the fact Lewis can hit a three with his eyes closed. So it comes to the Big question again - Why are they still losing? Howard can't score on Phil Jackson's versatile big men nor guard Odom and Gasol at the same time.  This opens up holes for Gasol to unleash his hidden talent of scoring that has not been exercised since his days with the Grizzles.

So how are the Magic supposed to win? Simple but hard - start two centers and stop playing the Howard pass. Start playing a little more creative; I mean they run nearly the same play on every possession. Let's see a little more isolation and a lot less post up. This is the last magic The Magic have.