No President Barack Obama. No Gilbert Arenas. No John Wall.
The roster shuffling and new offensive schemes the Orlando Magic have experimented with this season have left them without one of their hallmarks.
Larry Bird risked bumps, bruises and sometimes worse whenever he dared to attack the rim against the "Bad Boy" Detroit Pistons or Patrick Ewing's New York Knicks.
The season the Orlando Magic have long waited for has arrived.
The typical makeup of a power forward for most NBA teams is a big and bulky body, a player with the frame to bang around the basket and perhaps toss in a mid-range jumper.
Pat Riley and LeBron James already have one thing in common. They're keeping track of what's been said about how this Miami Heat team got put together this summer.
Sam Presti has agreed to a multiyear contract extension to remain the general manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
HE SAID WHAT?
SEATTLE — Kevin Durant was welcomed yesterday as the public face and cornerstone of the Seattle SuperSonics.