How the Orlando Magic went from a Finals contender to the NBA's worst team in just 4 years

2020-ж., 25-окт.
426 922 Көрүүлөр

Dwight Howard's 2020 championship ring with the Los Angeles Lakers must have been a relief, because back when Dwight was the Orlando Magic's superstar center, he watched a shot at a title crumble around him.
The 2009 Eastern Conference champion Magic were a bit lucky, and a bit of a surprise contender, but they clearly had something cooking. Stan Van Gundy's system surrounded Dwight with a record-setting bunch of shooters, and there was a clear path forward to keep that team intact. Instead, GM Otis Smith tinkered with his roster. When that team failed to match the prior season's success, the tinkering continued, and things only got worse. Howard got restless, the Magic overreacted with some all-out moves, and before you knew it, the kings of the East hit rock bottom.
This is the story of a team underrated for its revolutionary greatness, and how they lost their identity and their superstar just 4 years after a Finals appearance. This is the collapse that ended the first chapter of Dwight Howard's fascinating career.
Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
Edited by Jiazhen Zhang
Motion graphics by Michael Das
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  • I’m surprised there hasn’t been a collapse with the 95 magic with penny and shaq. Need that to drop ASAP

    Marcus MelidorMarcus Melidor13 саат мурун
  • People really forget how good Dwight was, can't believe people think he isn't a Hall of Fame player 🤦

    ccwkex sccwkex s3 күн мурун
  • Suggestion: Beef history: Lebron James vs Paul Pierce

    duke salazarduke salazar3 күн мурун
  • I remember watching the 09 finals run and losing my mind. Greatest basketball moment of my life

    CMD 3CMD 33 күн мурун
  • Who here after the Dwight to the 76ers....

    jay Danielsjay Daniels3 күн мурун
  • it’s crazy, been a magic fan since I was a little kid. Remember when they made the finals in 09 I was a kid crazy how bad they are.

    Holden RickerHolden Ricker6 күн мурун
  • Similar to gianiss situation tho

    khadafikhadafi6 күн мурун
  • Yoooo is watching the draft live on twitch. Come on over.

    Isaac TaneIsaac Tane7 күн мурун
  • Just realized.. Dwight won a championship in Orlando but just not on the Magic 😂

    kartheesh marimuthukartheesh marimuthu7 күн мурун
  • Did anyone else notice how the video frequently used SB Nation articles with the author's name clearly visible? 😂

    Nathaniel MillerNathaniel Miller7 күн мурун
  • I never heard of this no name European all-star replacement for Howard EVER!

    Joshua KimJoshua Kim7 күн мурун
  • Know this comment might get lost in an old video, but you guys should tackle the rise and fall and rise now fall again Toronto Raptors. You guys got a lot in your plate, understandable and you don’t need fans pecking down your throat for video ideas, but the Carter era, which you guys covered, to no one wanting to come up north to bosh to the eventual Leonard trade and win has been down right nuts.

    Daniel BurndDaniel Burnd8 күн мурун
  • yall gotta do a suns collapse

    meankrandelmeankrandel8 күн мурун
  • As a Magic, I like the video but also hate it!! Especially knowing all of this. That team was deeper than the Lakers and Cavs. Turk leaving was the beginning but we could have been okay... it was trading away Lee and draft picks that really got it going! Just a disaster after that next year. Trading away 2 all stars during all this misserable past 10 years is depressing. So much wasted potential

    Me MineMe Mine8 күн мурун
  • They have never, not once, ever been, the worst team in the league.

    Brian RubyBrian Ruby9 күн мурун
  • make a houston rockets collapse

    Jozyr Benoit Dy 李阳威Jozyr Benoit Dy 李阳威11 күн мурун
  • When will we get to see the Patriots fall from grace?

    Lyles KirwinLyles Kirwin12 күн мурун
  • Medias built Dwight's reputation, making idiotic narratives on tensions with Van Gundy, Kobe, Nash & Harden. If something wasn't working somewhere Dwight was, it was systematically because of him...perceptions are so unfair

    japsnaperjapsnaper12 күн мурун
  • Are we not gonna acknowledge the fact that Turk Lewis and Nelson got caught juicing.

    Vinny SmooveVinny Smoove12 күн мурун
  • This team litterally beat the all time Chicago bulls Michael Jordan back then but now i cant belive they are downlfalling

    General ProYTGeneral ProYT13 күн мурун
  • Glad Dwight still won a ring in Orlando😎

    Timothy AsdentTimothy Asdent13 күн мурун
  • I'd like to see the Texans on the next episode of Collapse

    nborr258nborr25813 күн мурун
  • I’ve got a video idea: the rise of teams videos about teams that Rose to championships.

    Xx YoumamXx Youmam13 күн мурун
  • They should have won really the finals against the Lakers, if not coach Stan forced to reinsert Jameer Nelson who just came back from injury on starting lineup which really destroyed the chemistry of the team, he should have kept Alston on starting PG which they had really brought them to the finals

    gerdan bombalesgerdan bombales14 күн мурун
  • Seth is the coolest dude

    Popsjdh WhdvdkPopsjdh Whdvdk15 күн мурун
  • The Magic have been exceedingly lucky for such a young franchise. A good chunk of their existence has been them contending. With that said, the last 10 years of the Magic has been the universe reverting them to the average NBA franchise.

    Gumi ParkGumi Park15 күн мурун
  • Please do a Broncos collapse after Manning retired!

    Andrew HarrisAndrew Harris16 күн мурун
  • Now do one on the Schaub/Foster Texans! They went 12-4 in 2012

    Derek VineyardDerek Vineyard16 күн мурун
  • We need more baseball collapse!

    Kayleigh LehrmanKayleigh Lehrman16 күн мурун
  • Do one on the Mets' double collapse post-2006.

    Jose AcevedoJose Acevedo18 күн мурун
  • This dude sounds like Bill Simmons to me

    Nick DebellaNick Debella20 күн мурун
  • This feels weirdly like Giannis. Multi-year DPOY, team trying to surround him with shooters, small market, looming free agency...

    Seth RobersonSeth Roberson20 күн мурун
  • Orlando's basketball team has a fitting name: Their talented players end up disappearing. Seriously, their best end up going elsewhere, or they end up wasting their talents.

    Justin HillenburgJustin Hillenburg20 күн мурун
  • This reminds me of when I used to get trigger happy with trades in NBA Live.

    CharethCutestoryCharethCutestory22 күн мурун
  • Collapse: 2020 NFC East

    Faris ChugthaiFaris Chugthai22 күн мурун
  • do mike tyson

    Elijah SherbinElijah Sherbin24 күн мурун
  • The collapse of the ‘95-96 Sonics leading to the departure of the team from Seattle. The “Luv Ya Blue!” Houston Oilers leading to the team moving to Tennessee The 1994 Expos leading to their departure from Montreal

    William RayWilliam Ray24 күн мурун
  • Do the suns

    Brandenn FullerBrandenn Fuller24 күн мурун
  • I'm just glad Dwight finally got a ring, like many other legends that never got it, he deserved it.

    Le Quoc HoanLe Quoc Hoan24 күн мурун
  • Do the broncos post Super Bowl 50 win

    Zombie15 GamingZombie15 Gaming24 күн мурун
  • 2010 werent better...TURKOGLU was better then V.CARTER who was a volume shooter who couldn't create shoots for his teammates just for him...V.CARTER was all about his stats...HEDO made the MAGIC team better...

    6 languages and 4 degrees6 languages and 4 degrees25 күн мурун
  • Calling Dwight a “two-way” player is pretty generous...Dwight was a horrible scorer

    DarrylDarryl25 күн мурун
    • Mo No yea wrong choice of words I should’ve said “extremely limited scorer”

      DarrylDarryl22 күн мурун
    • He wasn't horrible. His offense just paled in comparison to his defense, and it certainly didn't align with the offense of other great Centers.

      Joe ParmesanJoe Parmesan22 күн мурун
    • Horrible scorers don’t score 20 plus point multiple years

      Mo NoMo No23 күн мурун
  • 10:55

    Matthew SpursMatthew Spurs25 күн мурун
  • Lmao, this happened to the cavs in just ONE year.

    Dan FordDan Ford25 күн мурун
  • Sayang!!

    RockFrance27TVRockFrance27TV26 күн мурун
  • You have got to do collapse of the Houston rockets. They havent won since the 90’s and they havent even been to a championship game since the new millennium began. And it seems like they are in a middle of another collapse again.

    Taje ClemensTaje Clemens26 күн мурун
  • They made two mistakes.. the first was letting go of Hedo Turkoglu.. and the second was trading away Vince Carter halfway into the season.. They just didn't ride those waves long enough !

    fzfz27 күн мурун
  • sometimes sacrifice and changes makes a person became a winner, co'z if dwight didn't leave magic? he never won a ring.

    ehye ahhs-teegehye ahhs-teeg27 күн мурун
  • Seth’s narration makes life worth living

    Sneakers Dave'sSneakers Dave's27 күн мурун
  • all these Collapse series videos are little masterpieces. Thanks! Idea for the next one: Sonics between 96 finals and 08 Oklahoma switch.

    se basse bas27 күн мурун
  • What about the Cavs when lebron left lmao

    Silas WayneSilas Wayne27 күн мурун
  • Ok Dwight is safe from an Untitled video, now let’s save cp3

    DorkkDorkk27 күн мурун
  • When Hedo Turkoglu started 2 collapses on the 2 best teams he played...

    Timothy AsdentTimothy Asdent27 күн мурун
  • Request: Collapse: Ronda Rousey

    Comrade GalloneyeComrade Galloneye27 күн мурун
  • "Vince Carter was past his prime" That was 10 years ago.

    dynomardynomar28 күн мурун
  • I’d love to see a Collapse on the 2012 Tigers.

    GanondorfTheGreyGanondorfTheGrey28 күн мурун
  • I'm just glad Dwight finally got a ring, like many other legends that never got it, he deserved it.

    Hwa HoodHwa Hood28 күн мурун
  • Team two easily won

    sean acheamposean acheampo28 күн мурун
  • Damn Orlando, y’all couldn’t keep Shaq, didn’t build around T-Mac, didn’t sign Duncan to pair with Hill and T-Mac, other stars y’all didn’t keep such as Victor Oladipo, and y’all split the 09 Magic team up. Brah cmon🤦🏾‍♂️

    Daniel EsterilDaniel Esteril28 күн мурун
  • This team reminds of the bucks right now

    2kold24 22kold24 228 күн мурун
  • It’s been 11 years, why does seeing Lee’s missed layup still make me throw a pillow across the room?

    miko foinmiko foin29 күн мурун
  • @Secretbase You guys should do the 06 mets for an episode of collapse

    harold penaharold pena29 күн мурун
  • I'm pretty happy for Dwight! I didn't particularly care who won the finals this year, but I'm glad Dwight finally got the ring he always wanted. I don't know if he'll be a first ballot, but he's definitely gonna be in the hall of fame.

    slackerofhellslackerofhell29 күн мурун
  • Jameer Nelson was very very underrated in those seasons.

    Ramezk23Ramezk2329 күн мурун
    • they were once the worst team in the nhl and are now one of the most dominant teams in the entire league for the past nearly decade

      miko foinmiko foin29 күн мурун
  • This hurts😞

    Costa rican SportsfanCosta rican Sportsfan29 күн мурун
  • Glad Dwight still won a ring in Orlando😎

    posren delkanposren delkan29 күн мурун
  • Coming soon: Collapse - Patriots Dynasty

    Brendan CoffmanBrendan Coffman29 күн мурун
  • we still hate u dwight - a magic fan

    Saiprasad BuragapuSaiprasad Buragapu29 күн мурун
  • the warriors did it in 1

    victor ataydevictor atayde29 күн мурун
  • The team that robbed the NBA world of a Kobe vs LeBron NBA finals

    DASCO2136DASCO213629 күн мурун
  • Or you know, if kobe actually got called for an OF when he broke jameer nelson's nose with an elbow. Lul.

    Akai RibbonAkai Ribbon29 күн мурун
  • "The Baby-Faced Assassin" 11 years ago today, Stephen Curry made his Warriors debut! »

    Jen JacobsonJen Jacobson29 күн мурун
  • Dwight just got his ring, well deserved,soooo.....

    K_TeckK_Teck29 күн мурун
  • It’s been 11 years, why does seeing Lee’s missed layup still make me throw a pillow across the room?

    seiom jvonyseiom jvony29 күн мурун
  • We need a collapse for AC Milan

    RoadToDawnRoadToDawnАй мурун
  • Here’s an idea you can do right now Klutch sports is dominating the agent industry and they’re getting a lot of heat from it but I CLEARLY remember everyone clowning on lebron and rich Paul for starting it and now they’re on top

    CreateSCUMCreateSCUMАй мурун
    • "You shouldn't sneeze at things." Dont tell me what to do! achoo!!!

      seiom jvonyseiom jvony29 күн мурун
  • Rafer Alston kept Orlando afloat.

    Dasmoose15Dasmoose15Ай мурун
  • New series idea: rebuild. Teams that were once a laughing stock of their league that evolved into a championship team for many years. One team is the Tampa bay lightning, they were once the worst team in the nhl and are now one of the most dominant teams in the entire league for the past nearly decade

    Bryant LiPetriBryant LiPetriАй мурун
  • I remember back in the 2000s that was a legitimate conversation who would you rather start your team with LeBron or Dwight Howard my how things have changed

    Mike JanaconeMike JanaconeАй мурун
  • Imagine if that championship team stayed intact, would have been interesting to see them match up against LeBron the rest of the decade.

    Fernando RoqueFernando RoqueАй мурун
  • I swear Secret Base has the best narrators on any website ever

    Cameron R.Cameron R.Ай мурун
  • All this shows me is that Orlando is the best trash organization ever. They always get the right pieces and let them walk. Gave up on Shaq, Nick Anderson crumbles after his missed fts, penny fell apart, tmac was alone, grants knees buckled, they fumbled the Duncan bag cause it did, they blew a 3-1 lead, they drafted Dwight, surrounded him with all he needed, made a finals, let him fly away, draft oladipo, pick up Tobias, and get some other solid pieces, trade them all for serge ibaka. Draft Gordon and John isaac, one is average and the other cant stay healthy.

    CPGoat #3CPGoat #3Ай мурун
  • Hello Secret Base, can you make a video about Cavaliers' collapse after Lebron decided to go to the South Beach?

    Jean LacabaJean LacabaАй мурун
  • OKC watch and learn

    vishruth vasagamvishruth vasagamАй мурун
  • 08 Phillies please

    Focus on KicksFocus on KicksАй мурун
  • Do a Collapse of the Houston rockets after they won back to back championships

    Caleb HollimanCaleb HollimanАй мурун
  • Next: How the Warriors went from championship contender to worst team in the NBA in 1 year.

    DoberDoberАй мурун
  • if they had a better PG that 09 magic team woulda secured the bag

    Comp WyaComp WyaАй мурун
  • Didn't you guys release this video years ago? I guess double posting for that juicy juicy ad revenue

    Canine University 101Canine University 101Ай мурун
  • "You shouldn't sneeze at things." Dont tell me what to do! -achoo!!!-

    Divine MoyoDivine MoyoАй мурун
  • As a magic fan I know by now that there is no hope for Orlando

    Joonoh CapreJoonoh CapreАй мурун
  • Thats nothing the cavs did it in 1 year

    Jonathan MachadoJonathan MachadoАй мурун
  • Can you do one for the Cleveland browns?

    Sir DisneySir DisneyАй мурун
  • Shoulda gave them more of the coke money the used from the Colombians

    Kill MoncherKill MoncherАй мурун
  • Orlando fans and the team aren’t loyal to their stars. When shaq wanted to sign a max contract with Orlando, the magic did a survey with the community and it was revealed that majority of the community didn’t believe shaq was worthy of the max contract so he left. The same goes for Dwight Howard. When he wanted a better teammates to win they magic didn’t try hard enough to do so and the community didn’t help in thinking he would leave. This is why no one wants to sign with the magic bc of what they have done to their stars in the past.

    Switch outSwitch outАй мурун
  • Man i miss that team who remember the tip offs on 2k9 and 10 with Dwight Howard if you know comment 😂 love Dwight he gets no respect smh

    JH7xXCampusJH7xXCampusАй мурун
    • I remember in NBA Live '10, featuring Dwight on the cover, they had him dancing during the segment of starting lineups lol

      Joe ParmesanJoe Parmesan22 күн мурун
  • Lols once Lebron left, Cleveland became the worst team in less than a year.

    Tan Hong DaTan Hong DaАй мурун
  • Plot twist: The Orlando Magics collapsed because they changed their logo in 2010

    Arthur RahmanArthur RahmanАй мурун
  • Orlando Magic: “What happened?” Dwight Howard: “...I won.”

    GabrielGabrielАй мурун
  • Could make a similar video about the Cavs. How Cavaliers went from championship contender to one of the worst teams in the league. ... Lebron Left Oh and it happened twice.

    Expansive AcornExpansive AcornАй мурун