Hardwood Classic Today: 1987 NBA Finals Game 4 -- Lakers vs. Celtics
Time/TV: 8 p.m./NBATV
1) Stan Van Gundy continues to defend the Magic's playing style, telling Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel that he is simply using the talent on his roster in the most effective manner possible.
2) Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes this upcoming year is likely the most important of Gilbert Arenas' career and if he plays well, he could be the toast of Orlando.
3) DIME Magazine reports Dwight Howard is hoping to meet with Hakeem Olajuwon again at some point this summer.
4) David Damron of the Orlando Sentinel reports the five community gyms the Magic built as part of the Amway Center deal are going to cost the county nearly twice as much to run as Orange County expected.
5) Dwight Howard could not avoid talk about his future when he visited Comic-Con to promote his role in a new Disney cartoon. But he is sporting a funky new beard. Fear the Beard indeed.
6) Cuttino Mobley has been turning heads at the Drew League in Los Angeles and looks ready to make his comeback. Kevin Arnovitz of TrueHoop talked with the former Magic shooting guard.
7) Quentin Richardson expects to be back practicing fully soon after undergoing back surgery earlier this offseason, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.