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Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
The Orlando Magic announces their participation in the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Green Week 2014, which tipped off April 3 and runs through April 10. The Orlando Magic and partners OUC – The Reliable One and Owens Facility Service join together to celebrate Green Week 2014 through various green initiatives. Magic player Tobias Harris, Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, Magic Dancers and volunteers from OUC and Owens will visit youth at Nap Ford Community School (325 N. Parramore Ave., Orlando, 32801) in the Parramore community on Tuesday, April 8 at 2 p.m. to plant fruits and vegetables and craft garden signs to enhance their garden. In addition, OUC will educate the youth on water conservation and efforts around the community to “go green.”
12 Apr 14
The Magic also announced on Friday that they will hold a similar ceremony next week for Anderson, the second-leading scorer in franchise history.
Nick Anderson, the first player ever drafted by the Magic and now a community ambassador for the franchise, made a strong push right away for Williams to be the first inductee into the Magic Hall of Fame. Anderson lauded Williams for being a father figure and a motivator for him, and he said there would be no Magic in Orlando if not for the legendary vision of Williams.
16 Sep 13
The Orlando Magic announced Friday their telecast schedule for all games in the 2013/14 season, with 81 regular-season games and one preseason game appearing on Fox Sports Florida. In addition, the team announced that it has added former Magic coach Brian Hill to its rotation of in-studio analysts. Hill, Nick Anderson, and Tony Battie will rotate in that capacity throughout the season, joining studio host Paul Kennedy.
John Denton: Congrats in order for #Magic great Nick Anderson on birth of his twins today. Myles Blake Anderson and Morgan Breyana Anderson born at noon.
Alex Kennedy: Dwight Howard has passed Nick Anderson to become the Orlando Magic’s all-time leading scorer at 10,651 points. Impressive for a 26-year-old.
O’Neal has a tattoo of the Superman logo, while Howard donned a Superman cape to win that 2008 dunk contest. And now, once again, Orlando is at risk of ending up with a center who resembles Clark Kent. “It makes my stomach turn,” said Nick Anderson, a star on the Orlando team Shaq bolted from and now a Magic community ambassador. “Because it just seems like the same path.”
“I would like Dwight to speak up more,” Anderson said. “Leaders should speak up and take the good along with the bad. They say, ‘Be a man about it.’ Speak up. If there is something that needs to change (on the Magic) or some kind of players you’re interested in (having Orlando obtain), speak up. “Superstars, they’re accountable for the good and the bad. Some people can handle that when everything is great but when rough times come about, they go and hide… Speak up. What are you scared of?”
But there would be one major difference in this “Superman” sequel. You better believe Orlando isn’t going to risk losing another franchise center for nada. “They didn’t get anything in compensation for Shaq,” said Anderson, who played for the Magic from 1989 to ’99. “I don’t think they want that to happen again if the young man decides to go somewhere else. You don’t want to make that same mistake again.”
SLAM: Out of the players you see today, who’s doing it right? Nick Anderson: I use this young man as a perfect example. I think he’s one of the most humble kids in today’s game that you’ll ever meet. It’s Kevin Durant. From what I’ve seen, I don’t know him personally but Kevin Durant was raised and I praise him to the utmost. He interacts with his fans, his teammates, he lets people knows he’s a human being who’s blessed with a talent to play basketball, and he doesn’t think he’s better than you. And that’s the way I see him and he’s got a fan in Nick Anderson.
Anderson also told the the story of the summer day in 1996 when he found out Shaq was leaving for the L.A. Lakers. “I was sitting at my home in Chicago watching the Olympics (in 1996) when a special bulletin came on and I happened to see the Big Fella (Shaq) holding a (Lakers) jersey standing next to Jerry West,” Anderson remembers. “I fell off the couch. Two minutes later, my phone rang and it was my dad calling to say, ‘You know, your championships just went to L.A.’ And how right he was. They (those championships) left and went to L.A.”
When Shaquille O’Neal left Orlando all those years ago, he potentially took a sixpack of NBA championships with him. This is what former Magic star and current Magic executive Nick Anderson contended when we interviewed him about Shaq’s retirement on our critically acclaimed radio show Thursday. “I’m honest when I say this, I think we would have had five or six championships,” Anderson said of the mid-1990s Magic team he played on with Shaq, Penny Hardaway, Horace Grant and Co.