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Will the Magic choke?

Posted on: May 30, 2009 3:33 pm
 
ORLANDO -- I hope not. I truly hope not. I like this organization and love the head coach, Stan Van Gundy. I don't think they will.

But if the Magic lose this game tonight...

I declared the series over and the Magic will still win it but if they allow this to reach a Game 7 they are flirting with disaster.

The Magic must -- must -- win Game 6 here.

If you're Orlando do you really want to mess around with a Game 7 in Cleveland?

We'll learn a great deal about this team by how they react to having the pressure all on them and make no mistake there's been a seismic shift. Cleveland will be pretty loose tonight.

If the Magic blow this series you know who'll be the first to chime in, don't you?

Expect a Shaquille O'Neal tweet on Van Gundy immediately if that happens.
Category: NBA
Tags: Magic
 
Comments

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2009 7:22 pm
 

Will the Magic choke?

Guess you didn't watch game 2. Who was making shots besides Lebron? The Cavs just need 1 guy on with Lebron and maybe another guy making at least 40% of his shots. Remember, Brown can just play Lebron the damn game, if he wants. How fun would that be. I think they exposed the perimeter guys with Lebron taking the ball at the top of the key. If they are even close to hitting their shots, they can't double team him which equals Dwight Howard fouling out, yet again.



Since: May 30, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2009 6:41 pm
 

Will the Magic choke?

Lebron is a great player, but he cannot win without his team. The question is not if the magic will choke, but if the cavs will step off and stop making Lebron do all of the work.



Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2009 6:33 pm
 

Will the Magic choke?

LeBron is a great player, but it's the TEAM that wins or loses, no the player.
The TEAM isn't going to take the final shot in regulation.
The TEAM isn't going to inspire role players and keep up team morale.
The TEAM isn't going to single-handedly drive the Cavs to a game 7.

LeBron needs a great starting cast around him, but only HE is capable of taking over a game. When Lebron James is on his game, there isn't such a thing as too much LeBron. He is the perfect superstar - a dangerous threat to score with a pass-first mentality.

The Cavs will need as much of that as possible if they want to force a game 7.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2009 6:19 pm
 

Will the Magic choke?

Too much LeBron=Cavs lose This is exactly right. Usaully, when he scores too many points we lose because he is not dishing out the assists.



Since: Jan 17, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2009 5:21 pm
 

Will the Magic choke?

That's the exact reason why the Cavs have had so much trouble, LeBron is a great player, but it's the TEAM that wins or loses, no the player.  Too much LeBron=Cavs lose, . . . see Michael Jordan, never won a championship until he played with and had a team effort.  

GO LAKERS!!



Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2009 3:49 pm
 

Will the Magic choke?

Magic won't lose game 6 - LeBron James will win it.

Get ready for the most memorable playoff moment in recent history :)


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