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The Best Orlando Magic of All Time 

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List Rules Please rank the players based only on their time with the Magic.

A list of the best Orlando Magic of all time. Formed in 1989, the Orlando Magic's time as a franchise as been as topsy-turvy as a theme park rollercoaster. The Magic have seen some magical years and some bad ones as well. Whenever things looked bleak for Orlando, a superstar player would magically appear on its roster.The franchise may be known mostly for big name stars bolting the city for larger markets, the best Magic players are some of the greatest in NBA history. Shaquille O'Neal was the first superstar to play for the Magic. During his time in Orlando, Shaq was the best young player in the league. Between he and Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, the Magic had two of the brightest stars in the league. 

After Shaq bolted for Los Angeles and Hardaway had major knee surgery that made a shell of his former self, the Magic looked to find two new superstars to replace them. In came Tracy McGrady and Grant Hill. While Hill was hampered by injuries, McGrady developed into one of the greatest Magic players of all time. When McGrady left, Dwight Howard arrived to take over. As the best center in the NBA, Howard took the Magic to the NBA Finals in 2009. But like Shaq, Howard skipped town when he was traded to Los Angeles in 2012. 

Orlando has had some of the best current players in the NBA on its team since it came into the league, a number that would make other teams jealous. It's hard landing one superstar, nevertheless a number of the greatest players in basketball history, but the Magic have done exactly that.

This is a list of the best Orlando Magic of all time. If you think someone should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this according to who you think should be considered the greatest Orlando Magic player in team history.
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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Center from Newark

Age: 47

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal ( shə-KEEL; SHAK; born March 6, 1972) is a retired professional American basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the ...more

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Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Bartow

Age: 40

Teams: Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. (born May 24, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. He is best known for his career in the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he played as ...more

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Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Memphis

Age: 48

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, New York Knicks

Anfernee Deon "Penny" Hardaway (born July 18, 1971) is an American college basketball coach for the Memphis Tigers and a former professional player. Hardaway played in the National ...more

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Power forward and Center from Atlanta

Age: 34

Number: 12

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

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Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Small forward from Dallas

Age: 47

Number: 33

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons

Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972) is a former American professional basketball player and current Hudl videographer for Orlando City SC. He is also currently a host of NBA TV's NBA Inside ...more

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Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Power forward and Center from Augusta

Age: 54

Teams: Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Chicago Bulls

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Hedo Türkoğlu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from Gaziosmanpaşa

Age: 40

Number: 15

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic

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Nick Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Nick Anderson Shooting guard and Small forward from Chicago

Age: 51

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies

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Dennis Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Dennis Scott Small forward from Hagerstown

Age: 51

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Vancouver Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, + more

Dennis Eugene Scott (born September 5, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) small forward from Georgia Tech, and the 1990 ACC Men's Basketball Player ...more
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Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward and Center from Morges

Age: 29

Number: 9

Teams: Orlando Magic

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Rashard Lewis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from Pineville

Age: 40

Number: 9

Teams: Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics

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Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard from Chester

Age: 37

Number: 14

Teams: Orlando Magic

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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Daniel Adeghe added Shooting guard and Small forward from Daytona Beach

Age: 42

Number: 25

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

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J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Point guard and Shooting guard from Cookeville

Age: 35

Number: 4

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected ...more

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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
mcminnmt added Forward from San Jose

Age: 24

Number: 00

Teams: Orlando Magic

Aaron Addison Gordon (born September 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college ...more
16
Scott Skiles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Scott Skiles Point guard from La Porte

Age: 55

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks

Scott Allen Skiles Sr. (born March 5, 1964) is an American basketball coach and former player. He most recently served as the head coach of the Orlando Magic. He also coached the Phoenix Suns, ...more

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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
tom-charbono added Shooting guard from Upper Marlboro

Age: 27

Number: 4

Teams: Indiana Pacers

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Darrell Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard from Gastonia

Age: 51

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, New Orleans Pelicans

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19
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Takoma Park

Age: 42

Teams: Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks

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Bo Outlaw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
slaft added Power forward and Center from San Antonio

Age: 48

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers

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21
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
mandyclark25 added Point guard from Chicago

Age: 53

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets

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Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
tom-charbono added Shooting guard from Saint-Maurice

Age: 27

Number: 10

Teams: Orlando Magic

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Mike Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Mitchell

Age: 39

Number: 13

Teams: Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies

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Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Power forward and Center from White Hall

Age: 45

Teams: Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls

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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Orlando Magic of All Time
Power forward and Center from Brazzaville

Age: 30

Number: 9

Teams: Toronto Raptors

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