The Shaq-Penny Magic bounced Michael Jordan from the playoffs, so he destroyed them

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On this episode of Bulldozed, Bomani Jones summarizes the 1990s Orlando Magic, whose brief run as contenders featured an NBA Finals appearance in 1995. After years of playoff letdowns, Shaquille O’Neal’s free-agency move to the Los Angeles Lakers and Penny Hardaway’s injuries ended the Magic’s title window: