Sometimes the folks who sit courtside at
Well, maybe not.
But on Monday night, they heard a different game than everybody else inside the arena.
Redick added Flair's trademark exclamation "woooo!" as he celebrated a made 3-pointer.
The basket cut the
As Redick ran back down the court, he extended three fingers on each hand and yelled "woooo!"
It was tough for most fans to hear Redick because the arena's loudspeakers simultaneously blared public-address announcer Paul Porter yelling "threeee!"
Nicknamed "The Nature Boy," Flair is one of pro wrestling's most famous figures.
Before Monday's game, Redick said he was going to incorporate Flair's signature phrase into his on-court celebration.
It seemed at the time that Redick was playing a prank on the reporters who were interviewing him. After all, several years ago, Redick never denied a false rumor that he was making a rap album, and Redick got a kick out of seeing gullible members of the media report the rumor as fact.
But Redick delivered on his Flair pledge.
Several Magic players got into the holiday spirit Tuesday.
McRoberts played almost 23 minutes in Orlando's 102-93 win over Minnesota after he didn't play in the Magic's previous three games.
McRoberts scored four points — two of them on a highlight reel-quality putback dunk — and collected four rebounds.
How did McRoberts stay ready?
"It's something I've had to do throughout my career, so I think it's something I'm kind of used to," he said. "It's ourjob. Everybody's got to be ready to go. That's what I'm here for, and that's what everybody else on the bench is here for."
On the mend
As their teammates practiced, they worked out in the Magic's strength-and-conditioning area.
Once practice ended, each of them did separate shooting drills.
Turkoglu, who underwent surgery to repair a broken left hand Nov. 3, worked at a fast pace and shot accurately.
Harrington, who is recovering from a staph infection in right knee, didn't move at full speed. But he preceded many of his shot attempts with jab steps.
"The great thing is they know how I think so far," Vaughn answered. "I'm only concerned about the Washington Wizards, and that'll be our approach. We'll talk about them at the shootaround [in the morning], and that'll be our only concern."