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Could Magic bring Dwight Howard back home to lineup?

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Is it time for Dwight Howard to come home to the Orlando Magic? Once a repulsive thought, because Howard didn’t leave a lot of fuzzy feelings when he left, time has eased the sting. These days, Howard, 30, is thought of as an elder statesman who can still play a little bit. And if the Magic can put together a deal of bringing Howard home, and Chandler Parsons with him, it could turn Orlando into a playoff team overnight. One…

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We enjoyed Chocolate Thunder’s visit from Lovetron

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Some rims must still rattle from the force of Chocolate Thunder. Some glass backboards have re-emerged in other forms, recycled after their destruction by Darryl Dawkins and others like him. Dawkins died Thursday at the young age of 58 in Allentown, Pa. He left behind a highlight reel of dunks that earned him the Chocolate Thunder nickname as well as a basketball encyclopedia indexing nearly all of them by name. He was a unique character, who at 7 feet also…

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