Everyone wants to jump on you when things are down. The media is looking for someone to blame for the Magic's poor record this year. Monday morning quarterbacks are looking for the one thing that is going to turn this franchise around. News flash, these problems have been around for years. Fortunately for us, we had two good things going for the team. Doc Rivers and Tracy McGrady. Doc is gone, and if we are not careful - McGrady will be too.
Now, don't get me wrong - I am not making excuses for anyone. I think it is time for McGrady to stand up to the critics and show why he deserves to be the leader of this team or any other team. We forget this guy is still a kid. We are watching one of the greatest players in basketball grow up right before our eyes. I truly believe this team can win tonight against the Pacers. I will be at the game tonight, cheering just as loud as every past game. All that I am asking for, is for our team to play as hard as they have in the past. Not the past 12 games, but the past few years.
Individually, we have a group of good players. For whatever reason, they have not played well together. After two days off, and no doubt some tough practices - I expect the Magic to come out fired up.
Let's go Magic!