Hardwood Classic Today: ESPN 30 for 30 -- Once Brothers
Time/TV: 3:45 p.m./ESPN Classic
1) Without Jimmy Hewitt, there would be no Orlando Magic. Twenty-five years after Hewitt embarked on his "hare-brained" idea to bring basketball to Central Florida, he re-tells the story to Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel.
2) There is a new power struggle in the battle to end the lockout. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports NBA player agents are pushing Billy Hunter to decertify or increase his aggression in negotiations to help end the lockout.
3) The lockout has transformed J.J. Redick into a road warrior as he racks up miles around Orlando to continue his training. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel got the chance to tag along with him in this eye-opening piece.
4) Anthony Bowie and Chucky Atkins, who both played overseas during their basketball careers, spoke with David Baumann of Bright House Sports Network about the possibility of NBA players going overseas during the lockout.
5) The Magic were one of three teams that paid more than $20 million in luxury tax. Money well-spent, I hope.
6) Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel also reports Redick is on schedule with his recovery from an abdominal injury late last season.