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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Welcome to the NBA, Travis Diener

Ask and you shall receive, Mr. Anonymous. Many people were suprised to learn that Travis Diener made the final cut, and will suit up for his first NBA game tonight as the Orlando Magic take on the Indiana Pacers, led by that thug Ron Artest. Perhaps nobody was more surprised by Travis' performance in training camp than the Magic themselves --- Diener's bio didn't appear on their Web site until midday EST. Finally, here's a look at the roster and the Diener profile.

While Diener might have been somewhat forgettable to the Magic's Webmaster, Marquette fans will never forget the leadership, gumption and ability that made Travis Diener one of the greatest to ever lace'em up for Marquette University.

Diener, who signed a two-year contract with the Magic after being selected in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft, will backup Jameer Nelson at the point. With Grant Hill currently on the injured list, chances are Diener will spend his first year shuffling between the active and inactive roster. But we at the blog predict a long, fruitful NBA career for Travis Diener.

Congratulations and good luck, Travis!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now that's more like it.

And I'd log in but I keep forgetting my username and password.

Yours truely,