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The Best Orlando Magic of All Time

Updated June 13, 2020 14.3k votes 2.1k voters 37.4k views74 items

List RulesPlease 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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  • 1
    Tracy McGrady
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    Tracy McGrady

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Bartow

    TeamsHouston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

    Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. (born May 24, 1979) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Penny Hardaway
    879
    207

    Penny Hardaway

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age48

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, New York Knicks

    Anfernee Deon "Penny" Hardaway (born July 18, 1971) is an American college basketball coach... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Shaquille O'Neal
    1,030
    262

    Age47

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

    Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal ( shə-KEEL; SHAK; born March 6, 1972) is a retired... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Dwight Howard
    825
    217

    Dwight Howard

    Power forward, Center

    Age34

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Number12

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Nikola Vučević
    282
    92

    Nikola Vučević

    Power forward, Center

    Age30

    BirthplaceMorges, Switzerland

    Number9

    TeamsOrlando Magic

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  • 6
    Hedo Türkoğlu
    365
    137

    Hedo Türkoğlu

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceGaziosmanpaşa, Turkey

    Number15

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Orlando Magic

    Hidayet "Hedo" Türkoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [hidaːˈjet ˈtyɾkoːɫu]; born March 19, 1979) is... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Aaron Gordon
    231
    58

    Age24

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Number00

    TeamsOrlando Magic

    Aaron Addison Gordon (born September 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Grant Hill
    417
    184

    Grant Hill

    Small forward

    Age47

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Number33

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons

    Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972) is a former American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Horace Grant
    353
    155

    Horace Grant

    Power forward, Center

    Age54

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Chicago Bulls

    Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965) is an American retired basketball player. He attended... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Nick Anderson
    317
    161

    Nick Anderson

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age51

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies

    Nelison “Nick” Anderson (born January 20, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Rashard Lewis
    243
    92

    Rashard Lewis

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age41

    BirthplacePineville, Louisiana, United States of America

    Number9

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics

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  • 12
    Dennis Scott
    295
    140

    Dennis Scott

    Small forward

    Age51

    BirthplaceHagerstown, Maryland

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Vancouver Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Dennis Eugene Scott (born September 5, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Vince Carter
    247
    98

    Vince Carter

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Number25

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Scott Skiles
    210
    119

    Scott Skiles

    Point guard

    Age55

    BirthplaceLa Porte, Indiana

    TeamsIndiana 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.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    J. J. Redick
    195
    92

    J. J. Redick

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age35

    BirthplaceCookeville, Tennessee

    Number4

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Jameer Nelson
    251
    166

    Jameer Nelson

    Point guard

    Age37

    BirthplaceChester, Pennsylvania

    Number14

    TeamsOrlando Magic

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  • 17
    Victor Oladipo
    233
    144

    Victor Oladipo

    Shooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Darrell Armstrong
    148
    86

    Age51

    BirthplaceGastonia, North Carolina

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, New Orleans Pelicans

    Darrell Eugene Armstrong (born June 22, 1968) is a former American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Jonathan Isaac
    69
    16

    Jonathan Isaac

    Small forward / Power forward

    Number1

    TeamsOrlando Magic

    Jonathan Judah Isaac (born October 3, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Steve Francis
    151
    98

    Steve Francis

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age42

    BirthplaceUSA, Takoma Park, Maryland

    TeamsHouston Rockets, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks

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  • 21
    Terrence Ross
    70
    21

    Terrence Ross

    Small forward, Shooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Number31

    TeamsOrlando Magic

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  • 22
    Evan Fournier
    113
    76

    Evan Fournier

    Shooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceSaint-Maurice, France

    Number10

    TeamsOrlando Magic

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  • 23
    Mike Miller
    118
    78

    Mike Miller

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceMitchell, South Dakota

    Number13

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies

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  • 24
    Mo Bamba
    77
    40

    Mo Bamba

    Center

    Number5

    TeamsOrlando Magic

    Mohamed Fakaba ”Mo” Bamba (born May 12, 1998) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Bo Outlaw
    105
    68

    Bo Outlaw

    Power forward, Center

    Age48

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers

    Charles "Bo" Outlaw (born April 13, 1971) is an American professional retired basketball... more on Wikipedia