Cohen 8-Ball: Reliving Magical Moments

 

OrlandoMagic.com’s Josh Cohen describes memorable plays and moments in franchise history.

Defying Lottery Odds

This diagram perfectly illustrates just how implausible it was for the Magic to land the first overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft. They had a 1-in-66 chance. And when watching the replay, you can tell just how stunned everyone in that room in New York was when Orlando secured the top draft spot.

The Magic would select Chris Webber and immediately trade him to the Warriors for Penny Hardaway and three future first round picks. Hardaway teamed with Shaquille O’Neal and the two led Orlando to the NBA Finals in 1995.

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