Van Gundy: Magic Disrepected by Schedule

Note to Stan: You’re going to feel disrespected until your team wins the ‘Chip: “‘For a team that went to the Finals, we really haven’t gotten the respect teams normally do,’ Van Gundy said. ‘Based upon what we did last year, I think our players do feel a little underappreciated and under respected.’ Van Gundy pointed to a perceived slight by ABC, which usually puts the two Finals teams from the year before in the prime 3 p.m. slot on Christmas day. This year, it’ll be the Los Angeles and Cleveland in the prime slot while the Magic play the Celtics in the prelim game. ‘It’s a lot of little things, and in the long run they’re not very important, but you feel it,’ Van Gundy said. ‘Like the television schedule. Normally on Christmas Day, you get a rematch of the teams that played in the Finals. But instead, we get a Christmas Day matchup of the teams that they (ABC) wanted to see in the Finals.'”