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Friday, November 4th, 2011 at 9:40 am  |  25 responses

Dwight Howard’s Charity Game to Feature Penny Hardaway, Vince Carter


Penny and Vince are just two of the big names expected to hoop in Dwight’s exhibition charity game. 11 others have also made a commitment to show up. Per the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard apparently encountered little difficulty convincing current and former Orlando Magic players to participate in his charity exhibition game Nov. 13 at UCF Arena. Kevin Samples, Howard’s manager, said that barring unforeseen conflicts, 18 people have committed to play, including former Magic players Vince Carter, Penny Hardaway and Steve Francis. Samples said the D12 Foundation also has received commitments from Gilbert Arenas, Trevor Ariza, Carlos Arroyo, Matt Barnes, Brandon Bass, Earl Clark, Drew Gooden, Rashard Lewis, Mike Miller, Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson and DeShawn Stevenson. Those commitments are in addition to Ryan Anderson, Chris Duhon, Quentin Richardson and Daniel Orton, who have told the Orlando Sentinel directly or through their agents that they expect to play.”

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  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    This would have to be the worst collection of players to participate in a professional sports exhibition game of all time. *Bill Walton voice*

  • ron

    Featuring Penny !?

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    Stevie Franchise sighting?

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Steve Francis, Penny, Vince and Gil — between them all, they might have 1 set of good knees.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    As a Magic fan, this sounds amazing.

  • Rainman

    those are ALL just Old Orlando Magic players…

  • Kadavour

    no Shaq?

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Would like to see Penny and Stevie play again.

  • rain206man

    kadavour, shaq hates dwight…haha

  • reeld

    VC HOF

  • wiltmj23

    ^if he can get a ring

  • http://www.slamonline.com house

    PENNYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Woohoo!

  • http://slamonline.com Saviour

    Sick line-up – better than the same boring pick-up games we’ve seen all summer. Anyone failing to understand the epicness of this lineup kindly proceed to the history books and report back.

  • robb

    VC is not a HOF c’mon.

  • http://slamonline.com hirardu

    penny will school em all!
    where’ tmac?

  • Buschfire

    they should get horace grant in on it too

  • mike

    i agree that this might not be the best “CELEBRITY” game…. but as an orlando magic fan, this sounds absolutely great… if nick anderson , dennis scott, horace grant, t mac and DARRELLL ARMSTRONG played this would be even better. GO MAGIC!!

  • dma

    “man vince carter and dwight howard on the same team will be unstoppable and full of alleyoops” – me. sad.

  • gakbrenti

    bring orlando legend like dinnis scott and nick anderson to play man!
    or maybe event coach skiles :D

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    T-mac should play too.

  • http://www.slamonline.com rich

    who thinks vc isnt going to the hall of fame someday…. GTFO here yes he is an underachiever but the man is THE greatest ingame-contest dunker ever. a prolific scorer and is the only reason the raptors still play in Canada

  • Kevin Moylan

    Now that Penny’s Sneakers are BLOWIN UP!, they want him and his still ballin Skills…He should still be in the NBA.

  • thegreatestforwardever

    T-mac and shaq need to play as well. Maybe not shaq….. but tmac has too.

  • thegreatestforwardever

    and grant hill too.

  • True Magic Fan

    This is fricken awesome. I wish I still lived in Orlando. I bet the tickets are only going to be for the 1% ;) too. Charity? If I didn’t have bills to pay and mouths to feed I’d be there. Too bad it won’t be on tv either. Maybe someone should write Brighthouse to cover it and charge for Pay-per-view so us simpltens can catch it.

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