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Rise of the Rookie 

Post#1 » by Bigmagicfan82 » Sun Nov 4, 2012 5:15 pm

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 » by AdamTheGreek » Sun Nov 4, 2012 5:24 pm

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 » by Cigamodnalro » Sun Nov 4, 2012 5:32 pm

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 » by OrlandO » Sun Nov 4, 2012 5:39 pm

haha so much thought went into getting the "right" stool for jameer. Also lol at big baby and soap.
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Post#6 » by Noonskadoodle » Mon Nov 5, 2012 2:47 am

GREAT series.

Can't wait for Harkless to get in the swing of things.
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Post#7 » by doct3r dr3 » Sun Dec 9, 2012 10:42 pm

anyone know when we can expect the second installment of this?
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Post#8 » by G-Heel » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:30 am

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 » by didak » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:31 am

Nice find!

Great insight into a Rookies life in the NBA.
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Post#10 » by Reverse_Angle » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:31 am

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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Post#11 » by KingRobb02 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:09 pm

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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 » by doct3r dr3 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:01 pm

has episode 2 still not come out yet, or did i miss it?
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Post#13 » by Devin 1L » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:13 am

I'm thoroughly impressed by that video.
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Post#14 » by Viper1500 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:54 am

Love it, saw on TV
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Post#15 » by Luzern Walker » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:04 am

can't wait to see harkless plays in full force...!!
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Post#16 » by doct3r dr3 » Sat Mar 9, 2013 4:56 am

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Post#17 » by MagicStarwipe » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:02 am

That was an extremely long wait. Thanks dr3.

Edit: Hmm... not as good as the first episode.
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Post#18 » by Greenraida » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:59 am

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 » by drsd » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:28 pm

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 » by p0peye » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:12 pm

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.

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