How the Orlando Magic went from a Finals contender to the NBA's worst team in just 4 years

25 okt 2020
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Dwight Howard's 2020 championship ring with the Los Angeles Lakers must have been a relief, because back when Dwight was the Orlando Magic's superstar center, he watched a shot at a title crumble around him.
The 2009 Eastern Conference champion Magic were a bit lucky, and a bit of a surprise contender, but they clearly had something cooking. Stan Van Gundy's system surrounded Dwight with a record-setting bunch of shooters, and there was a clear path forward to keep that team intact. Instead, GM Otis Smith tinkered with his roster. When that team failed to match the prior season's success, the tinkering continued, and things only got worse. Howard got restless, the Magic overreacted with some all-out moves, and before you knew it, the kings of the East hit rock bottom.
This is the story of a team underrated for its revolutionary greatness, and how they lost their identity and their superstar just 4 years after a Finals appearance. This is the collapse that ended the first chapter of Dwight Howard's fascinating career.
Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
Edited by Jiazhen Zhang
Motion graphics by Michael Das
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  • Second center to lose a finals in Orlando and win one with the Lakers

    Gunn 23Gunn 233 dagar sedan
  • As a Magic fan, this was hard to watch. Also, Hennigan was the worst GM in team history.

    Thicc BoiThicc Boi4 dagar sedan
  • The Jazz are the 09 Magic right now accept the Jazz have Donavan Mitchell who's WAY better than anyone on that Magic team

    HankyDankHankyDank8 dagar sedan
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  • 4x dpoy certainly a hofer if you have a brain. I’ll never forget how much a beast this guy was in Orlando only Shaq could play more physical in the history of the game.

    Shane JonesShane Jones14 dagar sedan
  • jameer nelson, vince carter, turkologu, lewis, howard. what a team.

    Oj MayoOj Mayo15 dagar sedan
  • Rather pay Dwight than Rudy.

    teddytubeteeteddytubetee17 dagar sedan
  • U should of mentioned my boy Jason Richardson

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  • Miami Heat r trying to so the same thing

    Slim Chain AKA G. WizSlim Chain AKA G. Wiz21 dag sedan
  • Does anyone know the music in the video?

    ralphyralphy21 dag sedan
  • Crazy how the Magic had guys like Shaq, T-Mac, Penny, Grant Hill and of course Dwight, but their highest achievement was a Finals appearance. They should have at least brought home the chip once.

    MambaBreezy24MambaBreezy2422 dagar sedan
  • Nearly 7 footer Rashard Lewis ... 6’8” My Guy

    The Funny JawnThe Funny Jawn23 dagar sedan
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    razor ramonrazor ramon25 dagar sedan
  • Bro the Orlando Magic are not the worst team. The Knicks are the worst you crack heads

    Sophia VegaSophia Vega26 dagar sedan
  • if Giannis is in this Era.. he Might win a Ring.

    Marc MengMarc MengMånad sedan
  • Video Idea: How the Cavaliers Collapsed Seth: LeBron left in Free Agency, and they immediately became the worst team in the league, that's it end of video.

    Ulquiorra CiferUlquiorra CiferMånad sedan
  • Shaq leaves Magic: Wins 3 rings the Lakers Brian Shaw leaves Magic: Wins 5 rings with the Lakers Horace Grant leaves Magic: Wins ring with the Lakers Dwight Howard leaves Magic: Wins ring with the Lakers Frank Vogel gets fired by the Magic: Wins ring with the Lakers

    King AKing AMånad sedan
  • 2009-2010 Magic was a beast, they rolled almost every tough team.. and pave a smooth way on the playoff series, but unfortunately lost to the healthy celtics team at ECF..

    I Made WerliantaI Made WerliantaMånad sedan
  • NBAs worst team? That’s a stretch

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  • Could you do a collapse on the Phoenix Suns

    Boaz LeeBoaz LeeMånad sedan
  • He did what Bron did before Bron. He forced the franchise to make a better roster in Orlando. Then, he dipped lol

    James BowserJames BowserMånad sedan
  • Next Collapse : 2020 Miami Heat

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  • LeBron James

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  • Orlando can blow it up this season, they not making playoffs

    coolruiz19coolruiz192 månader sedan
  • Can’t wait for the inevitable Rockets video to drop in the near future

    ACEACE2 månader sedan
  • You guys need to do an episode about the Bulls, they’ve fallen pretty far from their heights in the 90’s

    Jack MarkowitzJack Markowitz2 månader sedan
  • DAYUM that ‘09 team was a SQUAD!!!

    Marc RichardsonMarc Richardson2 månader sedan
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    chul yeomchul yeom2 månader sedan
  • Dwight's redemption arc to champion is one of the most fascinating storylines in the NBA. And the Magic are one of the most frustrating orgs ever. Amassed so much greatness and realized such little potential. Great deep dive video!

    A. E.A. E.2 månader sedan
  • This is severely lacking the exact moment in time, when every person who followed basketball know Howard would never live up to his draft potential (Larry O'Brian Championship, wise). It was going into Howard's rookie year in the NBA, having JUST been drafted by the Orlando Magic. There were no NBA games yet, so it was essentially slow news weeks, when it came to the NBA, and an NBA reporter (or possibly a local beat writer) asked an 18 year old Dwight Howard, basicall, what it was, he thought, as a young kid, he could bring to a team that was bad enough to warrant the #1 draft pick in the NBA draft that year. Now, there are a BUNCH of correct answers that can be plucked from the "Athlete's Guide to Generic Answers to Sports Reporter Questions" Such as: "Energy" "I think we have a good group of guys here, so I'm just hoping to learn as much as possible from (coach) & contribute when I get my opportunities

    DoobieKeeblerDoobieKeebler2 månader sedan
  • Someone do the collapse of the Philadelphia Eagles from 2017 SB Year to now

    TLE0622 IPLTLE0622 IPL2 månader sedan
  • When Hedo Turkoglu started 2 collapses on the 2 best teams he played...

    Carlson HouseCarlson House2 månader sedan
  • For collapse, can we get it about college programs that once dominated but no longer are back to their glory days? Personally, I'd love to see a collapse episode about Michigan football.

    Nick WitgenNick Witgen2 månader sedan
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  • My favourite clip of Dwight is when he says he’s open to Steve Nash, like it’s Steve Nash, he decides when you’re open.

    Oliver DennisOliver Dennis2 månader sedan
  • There should be a series just like this but the opposite, call it re build. I imagine it being like a mix or collapse and rewinder. Start with the peak, winning the world series or the super bowl etc., and then go back and look at how they went from a bad/ mediocre team, to champs. and take us through the story with a graph and blacked out photos of the championship squad just like collapse. It would be awesome to se a rebuild episode and a collapse episode back to back on the same championship team.

    Alexander RamirezAlexander Ramirez2 månader sedan
  • I’ll never forget when the media used to clown Dwight for acting like a kid in his early 20’s when he was a kid in his early 20’s

    Noah MarkmanNoah Markman2 månader sedan
  • I would love to see a Rewind of when Lebron made Gilbert Arenas miss two free throw IFYKYK REPLY if you wanna see that too!!

    Joshua PalmerJoshua Palmer2 månader sedan
  • I’m surprised there hasn’t been a collapse with the 95 magic with penny and shaq. Need that to drop ASAP

    Marcus MelidorMarcus Melidor2 månader sedan
  • People really forget how good Dwight was, can't believe people think he isn't a Hall of Fame player 🤦

    ccwkex sccwkex s3 månader sedan
  • Suggestion: Beef history: Lebron James vs Paul Pierce

    duke salazarduke salazar3 månader sedan
  • I remember watching the 09 finals run and losing my mind. Greatest basketball moment of my life

    CMD 3CMD 33 månader sedan
  • Who here after the Dwight to the 76ers....

    jay Danielsjay Daniels3 månader sedan
  • it’s crazy, been a magic fan since I was a little kid. Remember when they made the finals in 09 I was a kid crazy how bad they are.

    Holden RickerHolden Ricker3 månader sedan
  • Similar to gianiss situation tho

    khadafikhadafi3 månader sedan
  • Yoooo is watching the draft live on twitch. Come on over.

    Isaac TaneIsaac Tane3 månader sedan
  • Just realized.. Dwight won a championship in Orlando but just not on the Magic 😂

    kartheesh marimuthukartheesh marimuthu3 månader sedan
  • Did anyone else notice how the video frequently used SB Nation articles with the author's name clearly visible? 😂

    Nathaniel MillerNathaniel Miller3 månader sedan
  • I never heard of this no name European all-star replacement for Howard EVER!

    Joshua KimJoshua Kim3 månader sedan
  • Know this comment might get lost in an old video, but you guys should tackle the rise and fall and rise now fall again Toronto Raptors. You guys got a lot in your plate, understandable and you don’t need fans pecking down your throat for video ideas, but the Carter era, which you guys covered, to no one wanting to come up north to bosh to the eventual Leonard trade and win has been down right nuts.

    Daniel BurndDaniel Burnd3 månader sedan
  • yall gotta do a suns collapse

    meankrandelmeankrandel3 månader sedan
  • As a Magic, I like the video but also hate it!! Especially knowing all of this. That team was deeper than the Lakers and Cavs. Turk leaving was the beginning but we could have been okay... it was trading away Lee and draft picks that really got it going! Just a disaster after that next year. Trading away 2 all stars during all this misserable past 10 years is depressing. So much wasted potential

    Me MineMe Mine3 månader sedan
  • They have never, not once, ever been, the worst team in the league.

    Brian RubyBrian Ruby3 månader sedan
  • make a houston rockets collapse

    Jozyr Benoit Dy 李阳威Jozyr Benoit Dy 李阳威3 månader sedan
  • When will we get to see the Patriots fall from grace?

    Lyles KirwinLyles Kirwin3 månader sedan
  • Medias built Dwight's reputation, making idiotic narratives on tensions with Van Gundy, Kobe, Nash & Harden. If something wasn't working somewhere Dwight was, it was systematically because of him...perceptions are so unfair

    japsnaperjapsnaper3 månader sedan
  • Are we not gonna acknowledge the fact that Turk Lewis and Nelson got caught juicing.

    Vinny SmooveVinny Smoove3 månader sedan
  • This team litterally beat the all time Chicago bulls Michael Jordan back then but now i cant belive they are downlfalling

    General ProYTGeneral ProYT3 månader sedan
  • Glad Dwight still won a ring in Orlando😎

    Timothy AsdentTimothy Asdent3 månader sedan
  • I'd like to see the Texans on the next episode of Collapse

    nborr258nborr2583 månader sedan
  • I’ve got a video idea: the rise of teams videos about teams that Rose to championships.

    Xx YoumamXx Youmam3 månader sedan
  • They should have won really the finals against the Lakers, if not coach Stan forced to reinsert Jameer Nelson who just came back from injury on starting lineup which really destroyed the chemistry of the team, he should have kept Alston on starting PG which they had really brought them to the finals

    gerdan bombalesgerdan bombales3 månader sedan
  • Seth is the coolest dude

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  • The Magic have been exceedingly lucky for such a young franchise. A good chunk of their existence has been them contending. With that said, the last 10 years of the Magic has been the universe reverting them to the average NBA franchise.

    Gumi ParkGumi Park3 månader sedan
  • Please do a Broncos collapse after Manning retired!

    Andrew HarrisAndrew Harris3 månader sedan
    • It might be a bit early yet, but if the Broncos do not return to the postseason in the next three or four seasons it would be a very good idea.

      guodadeguodadeMånad sedan
  • Now do one on the Schaub/Foster Texans! They went 12-4 in 2012

    Derek LeeDerek Lee3 månader sedan
  • We need more baseball collapse!

    Kayleigh LehrmanKayleigh Lehrman3 månader sedan
  • Do one on the Mets' double collapse post-2006.

    Jose AcevedoJose Acevedo3 månader sedan
  • This dude sounds like Bill Simmons to me

    Nick DebellaNick Debella3 månader sedan
  • This feels weirdly like Giannis. Multi-year DPOY, team trying to surround him with shooters, small market, looming free agency...

    Seth RobersonSeth Roberson3 månader sedan
  • Orlando's basketball team has a fitting name: Their talented players end up disappearing. Seriously, their best end up going elsewhere, or they end up wasting their talents.

    Justin HillenburgJustin Hillenburg3 månader sedan
  • This reminds me of when I used to get trigger happy with trades in NBA Live.

    CharethCutestoryCharethCutestory3 månader sedan
  • Collapse: 2020 NFC East

    Faris ChugthaiFaris Chugthai3 månader sedan
  • do mike tyson

    Elijah SherbinElijah Sherbin3 månader sedan
  • The collapse of the ‘95-96 Sonics leading to the departure of the team from Seattle. The “Luv Ya Blue!” Houston Oilers leading to the team moving to Tennessee The 1994 Expos leading to their departure from Montreal

    William RayWilliam Ray3 månader sedan
  • Do the suns

    Brandenn FullerBrandenn Fuller3 månader sedan
  • I'm just glad Dwight finally got a ring, like many other legends that never got it, he deserved it.

    Le Quoc HoanLe Quoc Hoan3 månader sedan
  • Do the broncos post Super Bowl 50 win

    Zombie15 GamingZombie15 Gaming3 månader sedan
  • Calling Dwight a “two-way” player is pretty generous...Dwight was a horrible scorer

    DarrylDarryl3 månader sedan
    • Mo No yea wrong choice of words I should’ve said “extremely limited scorer”

      DarrylDarryl3 månader sedan
    • He wasn't horrible. His offense just paled in comparison to his defense, and it certainly didn't align with the offense of other great Centers.

      Joe ParmesanJoe Parmesan3 månader sedan
    • Horrible scorers don’t score 20 plus point multiple years

      Mo NoMo No3 månader sedan
  • Lmao, this happened to the cavs in just ONE year.

    Dan FordDan Ford3 månader sedan
  • Sayang!!

    RockFrance27TVRockFrance27TV3 månader sedan
  • You have got to do collapse of the Houston rockets. They havent won since the 90’s and they havent even been to a championship game since the new millennium began. And it seems like they are in a middle of another collapse again.

    Taje ClemensTaje Clemens3 månader sedan
  • They made two mistakes.. the first was letting go of Hedo Turkoglu.. and the second was trading away Vince Carter halfway into the season.. They just didn't ride those waves long enough !

    fzfz3 månader sedan
  • sometimes sacrifice and changes makes a person became a winner, co'z if dwight didn't leave magic? he never won a ring.

    ehye ahhs-teegehye ahhs-teeg3 månader sedan
  • Seth’s narration makes life worth living

    Sneakers Dave'sSneakers Dave's3 månader sedan
  • all these Collapse series videos are little masterpieces. Thanks! Idea for the next one: Sonics between 96 finals and 08 Oklahoma switch.

    se basse bas3 månader sedan
  • What about the Cavs when lebron left lmao

    Silas WayneSilas Wayne3 månader sedan
  • Ok Dwight is safe from an Untitled video, now let’s save cp3

    DorkkDorkk3 månader sedan
  • When Hedo Turkoglu started 2 collapses on the 2 best teams he played...

    Timothy AsdentTimothy Asdent3 månader sedan
  • Request: Collapse: Ronda Rousey

    Comrade GalloneyeComrade Galloneye3 månader sedan
  • "Vince Carter was past his prime" That was 10 years ago.

    dynomardynomar3 månader sedan
  • I’d love to see a Collapse on the 2012 Tigers.

    GanondorfTheGreyGanondorfTheGrey3 månader sedan
  • I'm just glad Dwight finally got a ring, like many other legends that never got it, he deserved it.

    Hwa HoodHwa Hood3 månader sedan
  • Team two easily won

    sean acheamposean acheampo3 månader sedan
  • Damn Orlando, y’all couldn’t keep Shaq, didn’t build around T-Mac, didn’t sign Duncan to pair with Hill and T-Mac, other stars y’all didn’t keep such as Victor Oladipo, and y’all split the 09 Magic team up. Brah cmon🤦🏾‍♂️

    Daniel EsterilDaniel Esteril3 månader sedan
  • This team reminds of the bucks right now

    2kold24 22kold24 23 månader sedan
  • It’s been 11 years, why does seeing Lee’s missed layup still make me throw a pillow across the room?

    miko foinmiko foin3 månader sedan