Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Basketball, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, NBA Finals
Orlando Magic (Basketball team); Houston Rockets (Basketball team); National Basketball Association
For an NBA expansion team to go to the NBA finals in its sixth season is a remarkable feat. For that team to be swept in the finals by a clearly superior team is not surprising. The Magic were outmanned, outgunned, outhustled, outcoached and outclassed by one of the great NBA teams of the last several decades. Clearly Hakeem Olajuwon is one of the best centers in the history of the game, and his supporting cast was nearly flawless.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Magic in the NBA Finals Disappoint" (1995). On Sport and Society. 395.