Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic: A Storybook Waiting To Be Fulfilled

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates after defeating the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won 99-86.  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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Matt SheaCorrespondent IApril 15, 2010

Oh to be young, yet experienced. We need this banner Magic fans. Our home court, our team! The last year in this arena that was filled with such great memories: Beating LeBron in the ECF last year, Nick Anderson's running layup with time expiring to beat the Bulls, Hedo Turkoglu's game winner over Rashard Lewis of the Super-Sonics when any win was huge, and Kobe Bryant's fist pump after beating us in game 5 of the 2009 NBA Finals....Okay, that last one wasn't so great. Such a good reminder of what we have yet to do.

Get this fans, we are 1-12 all time in the NBA Finals. Kinda scary considering most of the losses came by under 10 points and a missed layup on the road in L.A. at the buzzer. Case in point, nothing is EVER easy in the NBA. The main issue, we don't have enough consistency on defense, and take too many threes. As fans, we can increase their stops on defense from our noise and intensity.

So I challenge my fellow fans, let's make it happen this year. "16 More to Go!" -Vince Carter (16 wins that is). Let's jump on Charlotte early and get some time off after a sweep guys! GO MAGIC!

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