Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  23 responses

Dwight Howard Asks Orlando to Believe in the Magic

In order for them to win a title, Howard needs the hometown fans to turn their understandable cynicism into untamed optimism as the Playoffs approach. From the Sentinel: “My Orlando brothers and sisters, do you see the light? Do you believe in the Orlando Magic? Do you think this Orlando Magic team is NBA playoffs ready? Dwight Howard wants your Amen! He needs your Amen! He needs you to believe that this Orlando Magic team is good enough to win it all. That’s a tough sell after the Orlando Magic uglied their way to a 78-72 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. The magic shot 2 of 21 from 3-point range, shot 38.8 percent overall and committed a whopping 21 turnovers! … ‘We’re not perfect, we’re going to make mistakes, we’re going to miss shots, we’re going to make bad turnovers, bad decisions with the ball, but we just need everybody to believe in us,’ Howard said. ‘We are going to continue to believe in ourselves and believe in each other, but we need our city to continue to believe in us.’”

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  • Eddie

    About as credible as Obama. CHANGE

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Their new slogan should be “Do you believe in Magic?”

  • RunNGun

    Orlando needs to keep believing, because Dwight’s a leavin’… for the Big Apple.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    I feel it D Howard, I feel it bruh. Orlando could spoil some plans…

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    The question is Dwight do YOU believe?

  • greg

    am i the only one who thinks dwight is making real progess on his ft shooting? his consistency is now on a level of younger tim duncan. ive noticed this despite the percentage saying othewise. its only in games where he is playing bad he will shoot something ugly from the line. sorry, typing with onehand

  • bull22

    if dwight howard is in there, they will be a hard out. they hit the panic button too early in the season and i dont think they have defense to do it..

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com just bcuz

    has anyone else noticed that basketball fans in florida are extremely insecure and petty? Ive noticed that alot this year with botht he heat and magic being good. The fans down there are just weird and overly sensitive toward everything. its like they are worse than laker fans. You would think with the great weather and beaches they would be relaxed and chilled

  • Anthony

    dwight just shut up an sighn wit new jersey…….

  • http://slamonline Dan

    Lets hope he stays with the Magic – I think it would be great for some stars to stay with one team for the majority of their career like they used too – Hakeem, Ewing, Robinson, MJ, Malone etc

  • yes.we.did.

    Damn. Dwight has to ASK for support? That’s a DAMN shame!

  • Towelie

    How good would the Magics be if he left Orlando.

  • Eddie

    Y’all brainwashed by the illuminati. Jordan actually was first drafted by Portland and traded to the supersonics. He played his first 6 years in Seattle. Get ya facts straight!

  • Anthony

    ^^wat lol

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLkX97Wc6VU Desert Storm

    Eddie, didn’t Charley tell you that hangin with Rick James will mess you up?

  • dsleepy

    Orlando asks Dwight Howard to believe inthe magic…in 2012


    Yeah Eddie’s right. It was Kemp who was winning all those titles 4 the Bulls. Thanx 4 waking us up Eddie


    Yo Eddie. Wait till 4/20 man

  • ClydeSays

    Sounds alot like the Heat’s “Fan Up!” campaign…

  • D12FSU

    Atlanta Hawks in round one, which MIGHT be an upset, but i trust SVG in making the right changes in the postseason to take care of ATL..then a still very inexperienced playoff Bulls team round 2 (Noah can not guard Dwight) followed by the winner of a BOS/MIA matchup which would probably go 7…and neither team has a real threat of a defender to guard Dwight (maybe shaq for a game and a half)…My hopes for my Magic were way down about 3 months ago…but ever since the Perkins trade and Chicago taking the #1…Im beginning to believe again!

  • NJ4Life

    BROOKLYN. Dwill and D12.

  • What?

    on a sidenote – this might be the more interesting story about the magic


  • knickzvet82

    Brainwashed? Illuminati? Y’all need to get your facts straight. Dwight doesn’t want to play for the Sonics anymore?