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Post#1 Rise of the Rookie
Sun Nov 4, 2012 12:15 pm by Bigmagicfan82

I don't know if anyone posted this yet but Orlandomagic.com is running a web series called Rise of the Rookie. It is really good. Here is the first episode:

http://www.nba.com/magic/video/rise-of- ... -beginning
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Post#2 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Sun Nov 4, 2012 12:24 pm by AdamTheGreek

Yeah, I'm a big fan of this continuing throughout the season. The guys getting Jameer a stool at the SoDo Target was hilarious.
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Post#3 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Sun Nov 4, 2012 12:32 pm by Cigamodnalro

It'll be a sad day when O'Quinn is the throw-in on some midseason trade or DQJ is waived to make room for a 2-for-1 swap.

I like our guys, but this is a team in transition and we have to recognize it as such. The "get to know you" pieces are great, this one not excluded, but I'm a little weary of taking anyone on the team for granted after this summer. I feel, for better or worse, like I have to stay a bit detached. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
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Post#4 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Sun Nov 4, 2012 12:39 pm by OrlandO

haha so much thought went into getting the "right" stool for jameer. Also lol at big baby and soap.
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Post#5 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Sun Nov 4, 2012 1:04 pm by AdamTheGreek

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Post#6 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Sun Nov 4, 2012 9:47 pm by Noonskadoodle

GREAT series.

Can't wait for Harkless to get in the swing of things.
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Post#7 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Sun Dec 9, 2012 5:42 pm by doct3r dr3

anyone know when we can expect the second installment of this?
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Post#8 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Sun Dec 9, 2012 8:30 pm by G-Heel

Interesting watch. But LOL @ Nicholson struggling with the 70lbs dumbbells -- for some reason, I thought he's stronger than that. Maybe because it's toward the end of his workout?
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Post#9 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:31 pm by didak

Nice find!

Great insight into a Rookies life in the NBA.
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Post#10 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:31 pm by Reverse_Angle

G-Heel wrote:Interesting watch. But LOL @ Nicholson struggling with the 70lbs dumbbells -- for some reason, I thought he's stronger than that. Maybe because it's toward the end of his workout?


pressing a pair of 70 lbs dumbbells for moderate reps is very good for a really tall guy who is not on steroids. 140lbs should equal to 200+ with the bar, which is a decent number for a basketball player.
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O'Quinn will have a longer and more successful NBA career than Nicholson. Any takers?
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Post#11 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:09 am by KingRobb02

Reverse_Angle wrote:
G-Heel wrote:Interesting watch. But LOL @ Nicholson struggling with the 70lbs dumbbells -- for some reason, I thought he's stronger than that. Maybe because it's toward the end of his workout?


pressing a pair of 70 lbs dumbbells for moderate reps is very good for a really tall guy who is not on steroids. 140lbs should equal to 200+ with the bar, which is a decent number for a basketball player.

Some people just like to assume that professional athletes would be a lot better than us physically. When you see Ricky Davis jump over Steve Nash, it's exciting because I know there is no way I could pull that off. But when I see a guy pushing up two 70lb dumbbells, I think "wait, am I really that much stronger than him? Why is he in the NBA?" Just part of wanting to root for the mythology. It's why guys don't like the WNBA. We all think we are just as athletic as the stars.
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Post#12 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:01 pm by doct3r dr3

has episode 2 still not come out yet, or did i miss it?
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Post#13 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:13 am by Devin 1L

I'm thoroughly impressed by that video.
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Post#14 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:54 am by Viper1500

Love it, saw on TV
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Post#15 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:04 am by Luzern Walker

can't wait to see harkless plays in full force...!!
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Post#16 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Fri Mar 8, 2013 11:56 pm by doct3r dr3

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Post#17 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:02 am by MagicStarwipe

That was an extremely long wait. Thanks dr3.

Edit: Hmm... not as good as the first episode.
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Post#18 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:59 am by Greenraida

still nice though, really like it, I hope these guys bond and gel so we can keep them in the future.

at the end they mentioned that the next episode would feature doron lamb, so that will be interesting.
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Post#19 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:28 am by drsd

What I loved about this second video was the clear reflection that the rookie realize that the live a dream life, and thus, they must work very, very hard to maintain that dream.

GM Hennigan not only found some young kids; he found hungry kids. This is awesome. The emotional stability of Orlando's 19-22 yo puppies is phenomenal. Orlando might have the most coach-able and trainable collection of assets int he NBA today.

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Post#20 Re: Rise of the Rookie
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:12 am by p0peye

drsd wrote:GM Hennigan not only found some young kids; he found hungry kids. This is awesome. The emotional stability of Orlando's 19-22 yo puppies is phenomenal. Orlando might have the most coach-able and trainable collection of assets int he NBA today.


^This. Mental makeup is IMO the most important ingredient to successfully developing a star and a lot of busts were complete opposites.

No matter what people talk about him today in hindsight, could any of you imagine what Darko would have been if he had Steve Nash approach?
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