One week from now, the Orlando Magic locker room will be devoid of sounds, the parquet floor of the Magic’s home court will be put into storage and the Amway Arena will be used exclusively for concerts.
There will be no LeBron James eating up the Magic’s front line, there will be no Stuff the Magic Dragon prancing up and the down the stands blowing his green noise into the face of unsuspecting fans. A week from now, the only nail biter involving the Magic will be which college star the team will pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
With this aspect of reality once again transpiring for the second straight year, it would do the Magic some good to finish the season on a high note.
The Magic are on course to do that, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves and the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets to show that this team, which was filled with promise at the beginning of the season, is not as bad as their record indicates.
Leading scorer Arron Afflalo looks to have regained his shooting grove back, Tobias Harris is certainly looking like the biggest trade deadline steal in recent NBA memory and Victor Oladipo is continuing to make his case to be the NBA’s top rookie this season.
The next four games will all be against teams that will be looking to bring an end to the Miami Heat‘s reign in the playoffs, and with the playoff seeding still not set, playing spoiler would bring a little more joy to a season that saw very little of that happy feeling.
For what the fans have tolerated this season, they are owed at least one last week of that glorious feeling of winning.