Why does everything in the NBA come down to race? We hear the argument that the NBA is predominantly black, so the suspensions, rules and anything else that happen are driven by race. Seriously fans, does anyone really buy this? When the brawl in Detroit happened, I said they should have banned any player that went into the stands for life. There is absolutely no reason for a player to go into the stands at anytime during a game. This year, the new dress code has already generated the argument of the rule being racist.
October 2005 Archives
I don't know fans, the Magic don't look very good without Grant Hill. THe Magic lose another stinker to the Miami Heat, 104-90. Other than the first few minutes of the game, the Magic posed no serious threat for the Heat the entire night. Though I have listened to the games on the radio this year, this was everyone's first opportunity to see the Magic on TV.
After a week of uncertaintity and second opinions, Grant Hill will undergo surgery for a sports hernia next week. The injury occurred last week in the first quarter of a preseason game against Maccabi. Hill is expected to be out 3 to 6 weeks while he recovers. The surgery is considered to be minor and we can expect Hill to miss the beginning of the NBA season and rejoin the Magic sometime around the first week of December.
In what was probably the worst game in NBA preseason history, the Magic pull out the win over the Memphis Grizzlies, 67-65. Only three Magic players scored in double figures with Jameer Nelson the top scorer with 12 points. The game came down to the last play of the game when Pat Garrity nailed a runner for the win. Dwight Howard finished with 8 points and 9 rebounds. Kelvin Cato played 21 minutes in his first extended minutes of the preseason.
Grant Hill sustained an abdominal injury last night during a preseason game against Maccabi. At this time, the extent of the injury is uknown. Hill is listed as day-to-day.
The Orlando Magic have waived forward Matt Freije and guard Felipe Lopez, trimming the roster to 17 players.
The Magic begin their training camp today at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Saturday the 8th, the Magic will have an open practice for the fans.