TAG: daniel orton

Smack / Apr 17, 2012 / 1:23 am

Miami Sleepwalks Before Being Rescued; A Game In Utah Goes 3OT

LeBron James

There was a point in the third quarter where you could see it on LeBron James‘ face. New Jersey was flowing. Miami was in a trance. And LeBron was annoyed. A late regular season game in New Jersey isn’t exactly the NBA Finals, but it’ll do for now, especially when he puts together a performance that had shades of 2006, Game 5 in Detroit. LeBron scored 17 straight for Miami to bring the Heat charging back in a 111-108 W, all while everyone in the building screamed “MVP!” Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 14, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Orlando Magic

Dwight Howard

Outside of their beast in the middle and waterfall of threes, the Orlando Magic are a team of uncertainty for fantasy owners. Their starting shooting guard is most likely on his way out, their backup point guard appears more primed to stir up controversy on Twitter than do anything provocative anything on the court and a timeshare looks likely at the power forward position. All that said, there are open doors for a few players to assert themselves as fantasy stalwarts. Of course, if that beast in the middle wiggles his way out of town before season’s end, this house of cards will come tumbling down – hard. Read More »

College, NBA / Mar 30, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Daniel Orton Talks Kentucky Basketball

Daniel Orton

While at the Knicks-Magic game a couple nights ago, I was privileged to experience firsthand a rookie hard at work. No, it wasn’t Landry Fields‘ three-point, four-rebound performance in the OT thriller; I’m talking about work of a different variety. Away from the hardwood, in the Magic locker room after the game, 6-10, 255-pound rookie Daniel Orton – draped in his Sunday’s finest – was doing his best impression of Geoffrey, the butler from Fresh Prince. Not only was he cleaning out the locker of Gilbert Arenas, carrying Earl Clark‘s tote bag and moving chairs out of the way for reporters, but he even waited ’til the bitter end to collect Dwight Howard‘s Louis Vuitton toiletry bag after he was finished his postgame interviews. A spectacle to say the least. Read More »

NBA / Dec 1, 2010 / 4:45 pm

NBA Trade Rumor: Gilbert Arenas To Orlando

Gilbert Arenas

There was talk of Gilbert Arenas going to Orlando this summer, but all that cooled before the season. Now it appears to have warmed back up. According to Evan Dunlap of the Orlando Pinstriped Post, the Magic have engaged the Wizards in ongoing trade talks centered around Arenas, and here’s how it might look: Read More »

DimeTV, NBA, Video / Oct 29, 2010 / 12:00 pm

NBA Rookies: My Pick For Rookie of the Year

While I was at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in August, I was able to get up with all 40 NBA rookies in attendance and ask them each five questions. All 30 first rounders were there (except No. 17 Kevin Seraphin who was getting his visa), as well as 10 second round picks and undrafted Jeremy Lin. Watch as they tell DimeTV who their pick is for Rookie of the Year.


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DimeTV, NBA, Video / Oct 27, 2010 / 11:30 am

NBA Rookies: My Secret Life

While I was at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in August, I was able to get up with all 40 NBA rookies in attendance and ask them each five questions. All 30 first rounders were there (except No. 17 Kevin Seraphin who was getting his visa), as well as 10 second round picks and undrafted Jeremy Lin. Watch as they tell DimeTV one thing that most people don’t know about them.


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DimeTV, NBA, Video / Oct 26, 2010 / 12:00 pm

NBA Rookies: My Dream Girl

While I was at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in August, I was able to get up with all 40 NBA rookies in attendance and ask them each five questions. All 30 first rounders were there (except No. 17 Kevin Seraphin who was getting his visa), as well as 10 second round picks and undrafted Jeremy Lin. Watch as they tell DimeTV who they’d call if they could get any girl’s number in the world.


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DimeTV, NBA, Video / Oct 25, 2010 / 8:00 pm

NBA Rookies: My iPod Playlist

While I was at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in August, I was able to get up with all 40 NBA rookies in attendance and ask them each five questions. All 30 first rounders were there (except No. 17 Kevin Seraphin who was getting his visa), as well as 10 second round picks and undrafted Jeremy Lin. Watch as they tell DimeTV what’s in the rotation on the iPod. (Note: Some of these albums had just dropped.)


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DimeTV, NBA, Video / Oct 25, 2010 / 6:00 pm

NBA Rookies: My First Purchase With NBA Money

While I was at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in August, I was able to get up with all 40 NBA rookies in attendance and ask them each five questions. All 30 first rounders were there (except No. 17 Kevin Seraphin who was getting his visa), as well as 10 second round picks and undrafted Jeremy Lin. Watch as they tell DimeTV the first thing they bought after being drafted.


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Smack / Oct 21, 2010 / 1:41 am

Orlando runs unbeaten preseason streak to 21 wins

Vince Carter

Funny how everybody looks at preseason differently. If your team is killing, the exhibition games only make you more optimistic for the season. If your team is getting killed (or if your rival is killing), you’re in full “It’s just preseason, it doesn’t matter” mode. However you slice it, the Orlando Magic have turned the NBA preseason into a Rookie mode dynasty on NBA 2K. Last night’s win over the Mavs was the 21st straight preseason win for the Magic, and it seems like every one of them has been a blowout. Does it mean anything? Read More »