The revamped Orlando Magic are looking to make a statement this season in the Eastern Conference. With new uniforms and new players, Magic tickets are selling fast once again. TicketNetwork.com can help you find seats for all Orlando Magic games this season. Get Orlando Magic tickets this season and watch your favorite team try to regain its form that saw it reach the NBA Finals only a few seasons ago!
Since the beginning, the Orlando Magic franchise has seen tremendous support from their growing fan base. In their first few seasons while the team struggled, they still sold out Orlando Magic tickets to almost every game. Now the team and franchise is one of the most dominant in the NBA, and TicketNetwork can help you get some of the cheapest Magic basketball tickets you can find.
The Orlando Magic joined the NBA along with three other franchises (Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets) in 1989. They were an expansion team that was determined to have success early, and they did. In just one season the team improved from 18-64 to 31-51. With great players like Dennis Scott and Nick Anderson, the Magic looked to have a bright future. Although they struggled in year three, their struggles helped them to land the biggest prize in the draft, literally. The team selected 7' 1", 301-pound center Shaquille O'Neal with the #1 pick, who quickly become the most dominant force in the league. O'Neal helped improve the franchise to 41-41 in his first year. The following draft saw the Magic acquire point guard Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, and he along with O'Neal formed a stand-out tandem. By the 1994/95 season the Orlando Magic had become the best team in the Eastern Conference and ran through the playoffs, knocking off the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers on their way to the NBA Finals, becoming the second-fastest franchise ever to accomplish that feat. They would go on to be swept by the Houston Rockets in the finals.
The following year the Orlando Magic were once again among the league's best, but the Orlando Magic were ousted by the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals. Following the defeat, Shaquille O'Neal left for the west coast and the franchise was dealt a huge blow. They have struggled to recapture the dominance of the Shaq era but have remained competitive with players like Tracy McGrady, Grant Hill and Dwight Howard donning the jersey in the years that followed.
The rise of Dwight Howard was one of the prominent eras of Orlando Magic basketball. The star center was a household name in the NBA and was a defensive force to be reckoned with. The Magic were able to surround him with enough talent during the prime of his career and the Orlando Magic made it to the NBA Finals in 2009. They won the first ever Finals game for the franchise, but lost the series in five games to the LA Lakers.
Dwight Howard left the franchise after a few more turbulent years, and the Magic have been sputtering ever since. With new talent acquired this offseason and a bunch of savvy veterans on the roster the Magic are looking to change their fortunes.
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