Magic vs. Raps... Newest (and Meanest?) Rivalry in the East?

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Old 07-10-2009, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So,
After the events that have transpired since draft day, this could potentially be a nasty rivalry.

Vince vs. Toronto
Howard vs. Bosh
Orlando vs. Hedo

I've heard some people say that things with Hedo and Howard weren't great, as well as the ever lingering Vince effect on Toronto. Or, will the Magic have overhauled their team to such an extent that they will experience what the Raptors did last year? A total lack of chemistry.

I think we're in for an intense rivalry...

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Old 07-10-2009, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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meh, I guess
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We'll have to see what develops, but I like it. I have no issues hating on any team featuring VC. It's a natural fit for Toronto fans, maybe the players will buy into it as well.
The Raps might still be a ways away from matching Orlando on the court though.
Let's see what else BC adds to the line-up.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We were already rivals since we faced off in the playoffs.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have to say we are. OUr regular season games are always intense and now that they added VC and we added Turk, this is for sure a rivalry now
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm all about hating on the Magic. Shitty city, Disneyland(/world?) sucks, not as cool as Miami. Plus, they have Howard and Carter, pretty much the only two players that I can't stand in the league.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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it'll intensify, but not in a large way
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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We've always had a rivalry with the team.

I've many times called the fans of the team delusional.

Oh, e|T, how I miss thee. (for the oldtimers here)
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm pretty bored of Vince. I always like to see the Magic get beat. Them having Vince and us having Hedo won't really add to that.
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And I should say that rivalries really get created in the playoffs. I'm looking forward to see what happens there.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Myself, i'm looking more forward to us playing in Portland.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hell, I was hating Magic for a while, maybe it was 3 years ago when I was in Orlando and I asked a guy at sporting store why they don't have Bosh jersey and he told me is not worth it
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hell, I was hating Magic for a while, maybe it was 3 years ago when I was in Orlando and I asked a guy at sporting store why they don't have Bosh jersey and he told me is not worth it
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Well yea that's in Orlando.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:32 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Not gonna be a real rivalry. Probably just fans booing. If anything at all, it's if we meet in the playoffs.

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Myself, i'm looking more forward to us playing in Portland.
Lol, that'd be fun to watch.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:00 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Ive been to a few Magic games in Orlando and there are always a large number of Raptor fans in the crowd. Vacationers in Florida.

I'll be heading down again this year. There was a rivalry before....it just got turned up a notch.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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New jersey was synonymous with the betrayal of Vince Carter, and now that he's moved on from that team the animosity should die down a bit.

I don't see why Orlando fans would boo Turkoglu - the two couldn't come to an agreement, simple as that. Now Portland fans on the other hand...

There isn't really much of a rivalry between Bosh and D12. Friendly competitiveness maybe, but nothing super special.

Us playing Orlando in the playoffs, and losing, does not by any stretch mean there is any little bit of a rivalry - they smoked us that series. In order for it to turn into a rivalry we'd have to win. I'm confident if you asked Orlando fans about a rivalry with Toronto they couldn't be sure there was one.

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there aren't many true rivalries in sports these days
players playing on multiple teams b/c of free agency
individual is bigger than the team
average fan can't afford to attend many games
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:10 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'd say that Orlando Magic games will probably bring out the most from the fans. More so than against any other team. There are just too many connections now for that not to happen. So i voted yes.

However, for some reason i find that the best, most natural rivalry we have with a team is with the NY knicks. For me it's a couple of things. Past playoff series, geographical proximity, hating other sports teams from new york. It's the truest "team" rivalry for me.

I also really hate how people always compare the city of Toronto to NY. "It's like a smaller New York". pfft. i hate that shit.

(btw. i love visiting NYC).
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Like zachus said, I don't see why Orlando would hate glue. But VC, fuck him, raptor fans are true fans who will never come out of the entrapped past. So definitely don't be surprised to hear the jeers when Orlando visits us.
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
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[quote=ClubMed;209035]Yep, it is gonna be a big rivalry.

They are gonna see us as underdogs. But I dont think so.
Jose can whoop Jameer's butt all day long any given day.
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