The Orlando Magic first took the floor back in 1989. When they trot out onto the hardwood to open the 2014 season, the franchise will be celebrating 25 years of NBA basketball.
In order to commemorate this milestone, the franchise has announced that they will unveil a commemorative, 25-year anniversary patch, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
“The logo celebrates the great 25-year history of the franchise,” Magic CEO Alex Martins said. “We’ve had great success.
“Seems it was yesterday we were getting started, when we went to the NBA Finals for the first time, in 1995. It’s gone fast. We have a lot of great memories and we’re optimistic what the next 25 will bring us as well.”
The 1995 season that finished with the aforementioned NBA Finals appearance featured the one and only Shaq. Orlando also went to the Finals on the strength of Dwight Howard in 2009. Both are now gone, but these patches will help bring a degree of excitement as the team rebuilds and looks forward to the 2014 season.
The patches will be unveiled during the Magic’s season finale against the Chicago Bulls at the Amway Center.