Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference Kyrie Irving guard (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers brings the ball up court during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic Today: MONDAY, Monday, monday

Good morning, readers. The weekend is just too dadgum short, isn’t it? Anyway, lets get our work week started off right, and that includes today’s dish around the Magic and the league in Orlando Magic Today.

At OrlandoMagicDaily, Philip takes a look at some of the cities that have bid for the All-Star game in the coming years. He also looks at how the Magic have stated interest in potentially hosting the event again in the future, and the new performing arts center they’re building could help them in securing said bid.

Orlando has hosted two All-Star Games — 1992 and 2012. The event was great for the city and enabled it to show off the Amway Center. The city was buzzing or “on fire” as Dwight Howard described it at the time.

A Magic spokesman said the Magic are still planning to bid for future All-Star Games. There would not be a public announcement like recent bids from Charlotte and Portland. The spokesman also did not specify whether the team would bid for 2017 or 2018.

The city and the Magic, however, have made it no secret they would like the All-Star Game to return. They believe their plans to build an entertainment complex on property they have acquired across the street from Amway Center will add to the presentation and bid for the city to get its third All-Star Game. David Stern had also said he envisioned Orlando being part of a general All-Star rotation.

Our friends over at King James Gospel took a look at Shawn Marion, the Cavaliers latest addition to their already big summer. You know, getting LeBron James and Kevin Love would’ve been enough, Cavs.

Finally, this piece is a few days old, but still great. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Zachary Bennett took a look at who really blogs about basketball and why we do it. For people who don’t do it, this piece is really a great read to get somewhat of an understanding regarding the world of basketblogging and why so many people do it.

That does it for today’s installment of Orlando Magic Today! Make sure to check back with us later when we start rolling out a bunch of great pieces from the team, and some great insight into the Magic as a whole.

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