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Magic tweet, delete confusing trivia question about Orlando's poor defense

Sporting News logo Sporting News 4/13/2021 Jordan Greer

What's the best way to describe the Magic's 2020-21 campaign? Uh, bad. It's been bad.

Since moving three of its top four scorers at the trade deadline, Orlando has lost eight of its last 10 games. The Magic currently own the fourth-worst record in the NBA (17-37), and the future is blurry with no obvious franchise cornerstone on the roster.

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But hey, at least the social media team is staying positi— wait. Oh no.

Here's some Tuesday trivia from the Magic's official Twitter account: "Without looking... our defensive rating this season is 113.4, our season highest in franchise history. Which season did we have the highest defensive rating?"

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Two issues with this tweet:

  1. The phrasing is incredibly confusing. The tweet claims the Magic's defensive rating is the highest in franchise history, which would seem to answer the question. No need to look anything up. The correct response is right there.
  2. A high defensive rating is not a good thing. For reference, the Lakers lead the league with a 105.6 defensive rating. The Kings are last at 117.6. Orlando is much closer to Sacramento than Los Angeles. Probably not something you want to highlight.

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The Magic unsurprisingly ended up deleting the tweet, but not before Twitter had a little fun at their expense. Go easy on them, guys.


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