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Named by his Nigerian-born father, Chukwuma Julian Okeke’s nickname of “Chuma’’ means “God knows.’’ He didn’t always know that his basketball fate would turn out this favorably, but he said time and again on Friday that he was thankful that the Magic put a happy twist on his unlikely journey to the NBA. “It’s a real good feeling. You know it kind of doesn’t feel real right now,’’ Okeke said somewhat sheepishly on Friday upon visiting the Magic’s headquarters at the Amway Center for the first time. “It’s just a real blessing after my ACL injury. I really didn’t see this coming, but they gave me a chance. “(Going down injured) really hurt a lot, but the moment (in Thursday’s NBA Draft), that brought a lot of joy to me, my family, my friends. This is what we all worked hard for together,’’ Okeke said later. “So, that kind of replaced the pain, I thought.’’