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Low Down "Majic" Dorsey Aims For NBA
Ok so, pictured above, Daryl “Majic” Dorsey looks like he’s posing for a Marietta Police Department mug shot rather than a photo for the local minor league team. Though he was once falsely accused of murder, Majic Dorsey has turned his life around and is making his best in hopes of landing a shot in the league. ESPN mag cover boy Dorsey first came to my attention in SLAM magazine. He was being called the best junior college player in the country and no division one team would touch him really. He’s a tough, but totally humble and cool, Baltimore cat I had the chance to interview this summer for ProBasketballNews.com. He had finished up in the WBA this past spring and was playing in the Mexican pro league. While he was playing and working out south of the bored he emailed me several times letting me know of his progress, recently a professor of his from juco emailed me wondering where he was and if she could tell him how proud she was. He signed to Southern Indiana, a D2 school, but dropped out before the season started to sign with the Las Vegas Rattlers of the ABA. He bounced around and recovered from an injury before signing this fall with the Anaheim Arsenal of the D-League.
This is part of an email he sent me not long after the D-League Draft:
“MATT WHAT’S GOOD? I WAS THE ONLY POINT GUARD THAT WAS DRAFTED TO THE ANAHEIM TEAM. THE COACH TOLD ME ITS MY SHOW WHEN I GET THERE AND RUN THE TEAM GOOD. AND HE WANTS ME TO SCORE ALSO. ONE OF THE THINGS HE SAID IS THAT WHEN HE ASK AROUND FOR A POINT GUARD PEOPLE SAID I WAS THE BEST POINT NOT IN THE NBA. AND THATS THANKS TO YOU AND THE ARTICLE YOU DID. I GOT SO MUCH EXSPOSURE OFF OF THAT…….I’M GOING GET TO THE LEAGUE, TRUST ME. LARRY SMITH IS GIVING ME THE GREEN LIGHT TO RUN THE TEAM. NOW I JUST NEED THE POLITICS ON MY SIDE AS WELL….AND YOU CAN HAVE A TEE SHIRT ANY DAY. AND IF YOU HELP ME OFF THE COURT TO GET THERE. LOTS OF OTHER THINGS WILL FOLLOW” –Majic Dorsey
Majic is proving he can play right now in the D-League. He’s averaging 13 points and 2.5 assists starting 5 of 8 games for Anaheim. Right now, Majic would benefit from some really solid showings in over the next month and boost his numbers. I think there is a chance somewhere down the line a team like the Boston Celtics, who always test a lot of point guards, or Raptors or maybe to one of Anaheim’s affiliate teams like the Blazers or Orlando Magic might give him a call. Maybe even the 76ers now that Louis Williams is in the down low and that Iverson might be on his way out. He’s got to prove, like Corey “Homicide” Williams too, that he can play the true point guard. Majic lead the Arsenal charge with 22 points and 3 assits against the Austin Toros on Dec 1.
"Interview w/ Daryl Dorsey: MaJic' Dorsey keeping pro hoop dreams alive"
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.......Two players making professional comebacks after injury couldn’t have been more popular in their time in the league. Eddie Robinson, who played for the old-Charlotte Hornets and for the Chicago Bulls, signed to play with the long time CBA Idaho Stampede who are making their debut in the D-League this season. Robinson has been out of the league since 2003-2004. He averages 7 points and 2+ rebounds as a hardworking role player from a D2. He’s working on either getting back to the league or moving on to Europe……….Also Ex-Duke point guard Jay Williams signed with the Austin Toros. The NJ-native was cut from the Nets after not being 100% in the preseason. But while they’re at the top of the division, the Continental Airlines Arena looked pretty empty and the local kid could fill a few seats down the road....Also, word out of the league is that both the Utah Jazz and the Cleveland Cavs to have D-League teams in town to boost the attraction at their venues on off nights. This would be after the Lakers have already placed their "D-Fenders" in the Staples Center.....