Orlando Magic Encourage Fan Talk On Twitter, Goes As Well As You’d Expect
Geoff Magliocchetti 06:16 pm, July 16th, 2016
In some ways, Twitter is really, really awesome. Never before have we been closer to our favorite celebrities and organizations, who are free to interact with us in 140 characters or less.
Lest we forget, however, too much of a good thing can be brutal, and in particular, the cesspool that is the sea of Twitter trolls shows itself far too often. Whenever a team decides to encourage fan interaction, everything normally goes to hell. The Orlando Magic were the latest to discover this the hard way.
It started on Saturday morning, with the team opting to take advantage of the trending hashtag, #2016In3Words...
To recap, the Magic have not reached the postseason since 2012. This season, armed with a young core of Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and slam dunk champion Aaron Gordon, the Magic showed signed of life this season under former player fan favorite Scott Skiles, in his first year as Orlando head coach. They won 35 games, their most in a full season since 2011.
However, the Magic traded Oladipo this offseason, giving their captain to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a trade that netted them Serge Ibaka. Fans were upset with the movie, especially after displaying promise with Oladipo leading the way. Other players, like Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings, signed elsewhere, leaving the team in even younger hands, as well as Ibaka.
The tweet has not been deleted, so you can find all the entertaining responses at the link. Time will only well if the Magic can cast a spell to shut the trolls up, or if they'll be stuck with their anti-playoffs curse.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter himself @GeoffMags5490
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