The Orlando Magic are an American Basketball team competing in the Eastern Conference Southeast Division of the NBA. The franchise was founded in 1989 and plays its home games at Amway Center. Orlando Magic are one of the twelve teams that have never won the NBA Championship.
As is common with most of the expansion teams, the Magic struggled in their initial seasons in the NBA. In 1992, the Orlando Magic won the draft lottery and picked Shaquille O'Neal as their first pick. Future Hall of Famer, Shaquille O'Neal went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year despite the Magic losing out on a Playoff spot. In 1993, Magic acquired Anfernee Hardaway from the Golden State Warriors and Hardaway and O'Neil combined to lead the Magic to their first Playoff appearance. In 1994-95, the Orlando Magic won the Conference title and reached the NBA Finals for the first time in their history. In the Finals, Magic were swept by a rampant Houston Rockets team led by Hakeem Olajuwon. The Magic won their second Conference title in 2009, but were beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals. Some of the prominent players to have played for the Orlando Magic include Shaquille O'Neal, Tracy McGrady, Dwight Howard etc.