Dwight Howard Asks Orlando to Believe in the Magic

by April 06, 2011

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.'”