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Old 12-20-2008, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Is Orlando legit now?

Come on now, they're a GOOD team, and I'm a C's fan. I hate Florida teams, and I'm gonna go ahead and say Orlando and LA are not greatly separated for the title of 3rd best team thus far.
Or are you gonna chalk this up to Jameer being streaky at the right time?
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is Orlando legit now?

yep.

1 regular season victory makes you legit.

by the way the Thunder are legit.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Is Orlando legit now?

The Magic have been legit, and regardless, one game in December won't determine if a team is legit or not.

Bucks up 30 in December, are they legit?

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Old 12-20-2008, 10:50 PM   #4
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Heat are legit.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: Is Orlando legit now?

Orlando is legit because they are a good team, not because of beating the Lakers. Anyone can beat the Lakers right now, period.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: Is Orlando legit now?

It's not this one victory that makes them legit. However, it may be this victory that opens the eyes of the rest of the naysayers.
qrich - I'm very aware that they're legit, and have been. I wish they'd been healthy when they'd played the C's. I wanted to see an exciting match. I'm looking forward to the next one.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:53 PM   #7
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Some of u guys sound like clowns
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philly has a 3 point lead on indiana right now in the 4th quarter. if they can hang on, philly will be legit.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:01 PM   #9
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Default Re: Is Orlando legit now?

Let me reiterate. I'm not saying that this win vaults the Magic up to the top of the pecking order. I'm just saying that it's just become a lot harder for the doubters to justify it to themselves. I'm just wondering when we'll stop seeing Orlando constantly outside the discussion of the truly good teams.
My personal belief is that they're lack of a real wing guy will limit their effectiveness in the playoffs against Boston, and their lack of a defender for LBJ will kill them against Cleveland.
Nevertheless, they are very good, and deserve to be considered so.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:12 PM   #10
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Default Re: Is Orlando legit now?

Its not just about beating the Lakers, they're 21-6 and also just beat the Spurs on Thursday. I'm not sure why people are acting like the Lakers are the only team they've beaten, they've been rolling along all year and people have been trying to find reasons to not call them elite.
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Its not just about beating the Lakers, they're 21-6 and also just beat the Spurs on Thursday. I'm not sure why people are acting like the Lakers are the only team they've beaten, they've been rolling along all year and people have been trying to find reasons to not call them elite.

and they beat the Jazz without Dwight on the Roady
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:14 PM   #12
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Default Re: Is Orlando legit now?

They aren't the same caliber of team as the Celtics, or even the Cavaliers, so no, I don't believe they're legit title contenders.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:15 PM   #13
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Let me reiterate. I'm not saying that this win vaults the Magic up to the top of the pecking order. I'm just saying that it's just become a lot harder for the doubters to justify it to themselves. I'm just wondering when we'll stop seeing Orlando constantly outside the discussion of the truly good teams.
My personal belief is that they're lack of a real wing guy will limit their effectiveness in the playoffs against Boston, and their lack of a defender for LBJ will kill them against Cleveland.
Nevertheless, they are very good, and deserve to be considered so.

Actually your question does just that. You said "now", meaning after the L.A. win.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:19 PM   #14
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Default Re: Is Orlando legit now?

Nobody (or everybody, depending on who you ask) is legit until the playoffs.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:24 PM   #15
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Actually your question does just that. You said "now", meaning after the L.A. win.
That's because I'm not asking myself, nor people who already thought Orlando was good. I'm asking the people who denied it before!!
Jeez guys.
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