Free Throw

Free ThrowThe Orlando Magic has a special sound effect that is played during every free throw attempt. The sound effect is played is played over the arena speakers of the Amway Center in order to excite and motivate players and fans. Free throws are also known as foul shots. Orlando Magic players are awarded these special opportunities when players or coaches from the opposing team commit game play errors. Fouls shots offer the opportunity for the Magic to score points without the opposing defense attempting to block the shot.

The Magic has been a franchise of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 1989. They are part of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. They are well known for their speed and agility on the court. The Orlando Magic is one of the top scoring teams in the NBA averaging 94 points per game during the 2012-2013 season. They also averaged 13 free throw points during that same season.

According to the official NBA rules, a free throw is the privilege given a player to score one point by an unhindered attempt for the goal from a position directly behind the free throw line. This attempt must be made within 10 seconds in order to be counted as a valid point scored. Legal foul shot attempts are scored when the basketball, thrown from the playing area, enters the basket from above and remains in or passes through the net below the basket.

The Orlando Magic knows all about scoring points and winning games. The team has won five division championships, had seven 50-plus win seasons and won the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Today, players like Tobias Harris, Glen Davis, Arron Afflalo and Nikola Vucevic lead the team in scoring points. They work hard to bring the team to victory and fulfill championship dreams.

The Amway Center is the home of the Orlando Magic. This brand new, state-of-the-art arena contains one of the largest Jumbotrons in the NBA. Combine that with a high definition sound system and fans are sure to enjoy a show full of exciting thrills and action. Moving from the old Amway Arena to the Amway Center may have brought a lot of new elements to the game day experience, but old traditions still remain. Familiar sounds, music and faces are still part of the Orlando Magic. You won’t want to miss a thing.

The shot clock is ticking; the ball flies through the air as you stand, waiting to hear the familiar chime that signals a free throw has been made. Watching the Orlando Magic is sure to keep you on your toes.