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Old 05-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default '95 Orlando Magic would easily win a championship right now?

Yes or no? Back then they just ran into the Rockets in '95 and then the Bulls in '96. But I think if you put that same team in today's league and they absolutely dominate. Who is going to stop Shaq and Penny?
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: '95 Orlando Magic would easily win a championship right now?

They would probably win the title, yes.

'95 Penny > current DWade

Shaq would destroy Miami's front line.

Horace Grant, Nick Anderson, Dennis Scott were good role players and depth scorers.

I don't think LeBron, as good as he is, cancels out Orlando's massive advantage in the paint and overall scoring depth.

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Old 05-11-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: '95 Orlando Magic would easily win a championship right now?

Of course. That was one helluva team. One of the best teams ever which didn't win the chip. Shaq would make mince meat out of haslem, birdman, bosh. The Bron-Penny matchup would've been epic.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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Definitely. Shaq would kill every team's front line and of course you got Penny as well. The ECF would be the real Finals.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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Default Re: '95 Orlando Magic would easily win a championship right now?

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Yes or no? Back then they just ran into the Rockets in '95 and then the Bulls in '96. But I think if you put that same team in today's league and they absolutely dominate. Who is going to stop Shaq and Penny?

1995 Magic wins it in 5 games!

1996 Magic wins it in 6 games!

Shaq led magic will be back-2-back champs easily!

excellent BIG MEN, excellent 3 pts shooters. Excellent SG defender & good scorer (Nick anderson), excellent bench, excellent coach.

'90s was way too touch particularly the East Conf.

Shaq knew he had to head west & avoid GOAT.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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Default Re: '95 Orlando Magic would easily win a championship right now?

Shaq/ Grant would average 50/25 on them. People forgetting Orlando Shaq used to run the floor like a guard.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:34 PM   #7
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Default Re: '95 Orlando Magic would easily win a championship right now?

A team that mediocre defensively is never winning the championship. The 2013 Heat, one of the all-time great offensive teams, would make a mockery of them.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:46 PM   #8
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Shaq/ Grant would average 50/25 on them. People forgetting Orlando Shaq used to run the floor like a guard.

Trust me, these modern day PSEUDO NBA fans just dont know how athletic young 22 yrs old BEST OF NATURE Shaq was.

There memory is still of LAL's shaq.

Who is gonna stop Shaq if there is no Hakeem present in MIA.

Bosh?

1995 ORL beating MIA in 5 easily

If MIA can loose to MAVS after being favorites, trust be 1995 ORL will destroy them

absolutely CHEW THEM UP cuz of EXCELLENT REBOUNDING alone.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:47 PM   #9
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Default Re: '95 Orlando Magic would easily win a championship right now?

yes, easily.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:49 PM   #10
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Lol, Heat would crush them. '95 Magic got swept by a 47-win 6th seed. They're definitely not beating one of the top 3 teams of all-time.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:50 PM   #11
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A team that mediocre defensively is never winning the championship. The 2013 Heat, one of the all-time great offensive teams, would make a mockery of them.
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Lol, Heat would crush them. '95 Magic got swept by a 47-win 6th seed. They're definitely not beating one of the top 3 teams of all-time.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:51 PM   #12
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Lol, Heat would crush them. '95 Magic got swept by a 47-win 6th seed. They're definitely not beating one of the top 3 teams of all-time.

That 6th seed was one of the best teams ever.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #13
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No man, seriously. This nostalgia is getting to be ridiculous. Everything 80's and 90's isn't better than everything present. It's one thing if you're saying the '96 Bulls would beat this Heat team. Ok fine, you can make a strong argument

But the '95 Magic? Hahahahaha. They suck compared to the Heat. Miami would destroy them.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #14
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That 6th seed was one of the best teams ever.
Trash compared to the 2013 Heat. Top-2 player ever (2013 LeBron), 66 wins, second longest winning streak in NBA history (27 games), won 37 of final 39 games, loaded with 3-point snipers, best #2 and #3 options ever perhaps, etc.

Comparing either the 90's Rockets or 90's Magic to this Heat team is just shameful. You can compare them to the current Thunder or Spurs perhaps. Definitely not the Heat.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #15
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What a surprise, all the post decision "heat fans" have no idea what they are talking about
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