Magic Media Day Behind-the-Scenes
January 1, 2012
Jason Williams returns to the Magic for a second straight season.
Williams is very focused on helping Orlando capture its first NBA championship.
Quentin Richardson and Chris Duhon are two of the newest additions to the Magic. They have fun interviewing each other.
Marcin Gortat sports a mohawk at media day.
Gortat spent a portion of the summer competing in the EuroBasket qualifying tournament for his native country, Poland.
Daniel Orton was drafted 29th overall in the first round by the Orlando Magic this past June.
Orton says that if he wasn't playing basketball for a living he would be a garbage man.
Chris Duhon signed with the Magic after a two-year stint with the New York Knicks.
Media day at the brand new practice court inside Amway Center was packed with reporters and photographers.
Jameer Nelson is very optimistic that the Magic can win the NBA championship this season.
Eastern Conference Championship banners from the 1994-95 and 2008-09 seasons hang from the wall at the practice facility.
How many can you juggle at once Vince?
Dan Savage interviews J.J. Redick for OrlandoMagic.com.
Redick is ecstatic to be back in Orlando after the Magic matched an offer sheet made by the Bulls during the summer.
One of the best shooters in the game, Redick expects to have an even bigger role on this team this season.
At Magic Media Day, players pose for various photo shoots, answer questions from reporters and participate in other activities.
Vince Carter expects to be more aggressive this season.
Q-Rich overcame back and hamstring injuries earlier in his career to bounce back and become one of the more durable and dependable players in the NBA.
Mickael Pietrus gets a lesson on how to play a saxophone during media day.
Players rotate from station to station during media day. It's a tiring day for all.
Malik Allen is the latest addition to the Magic's roster after signing with the team earlier this month.
John Denton gets some sound from Redick.
Brandon Bass anticipates earning more playing time in 2010-11.
Mickael Pietrus is always a fan favorite among Magic fans.
MP is a pleasure to interview.
Ryan Anderson spent much of the summer training in the weight room and on the court to improve his overall game.
Dwight Howard believes this team can win the NBA title if they work as a unit and give 100 percent every night.
D12 is not concerned about what teams like the Heat and Celtics are doing. He is focused on the Magic and what they are capable of achieving.
Howard is never shy around the media.
Nelson delivered several outstanding performances during the playoffs last season.
Very musically inclined, Anderson enjoys playing the guitar during media day.
It was a very cheerful day on Monday at the Amway Center's practice facility.
Carter is very determined to elevate his game this season.
Since many of the same players are returning from last season, Rashard Lewis thinks that the Magic will have great chemistry on the court.
Stanley Robinson played all four years at UConn before being drafted by the Magic with the 59th pick in the second round.
Stan Van Gundy had plenty of interesting things to say during media day on Monday.
It takes a lot of lighting equipment to set up for media day.
A crowd of reporters border around Van Gundy to ask him questions.
It's all about unity when you wear a Magic uniform.
Richardson is pumped about being a teammate of No. 12.
Players spent about three hours at media day on Monday. Then, they have to get up early to start training camp.
Q-Rich is thrilled to be playing for a championship contender in Orlando.
Now that's a nice smile Rashard.
He even wants to see how he came out on the camera.
Ice-O loves the camera.
Lewis was disappointed about losing in the conference finals last season but is very motivated to bounce back this year.
Vince Carter sat down on a local radio station to chat about his thoughts on this upcoming season.
It's a very busy day for photographers.