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City Edi­tion uni­forms out for first time Fri­day as Magic face Rap­tors

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS FRIDAY - By Roy Parry [email protected] or­lan­dosen­tinel.com

MAGIC

The Or­lando Magic re­turn to Amway Cen­ter on Fri­day for the first of two straight home games.

It also will mark the game de­but of the team’s City Edi­tion uni­forms as the Magic take on the Toronto Rap­tors. The con­test tips off at 7 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports Florida.

The Magic (7-10) will put a three-game home win streak on the line against the Rap­tors (13-4).

Or­lando un­veiled its lat­est uni­form it­er­a­tion ear­lier this month at the NBA Ex­pe­ri­ence at Dis­ney Springs in front of sea­son ticket hold­ers and plenty of fan­fare that in­cluded Cen­tral Florida icon Mickey Mouse.

The new jer­seys are an­thracite gray with or­ange let­ter­ing, a de­par­ture from the team’s tra­di­tional blue, white and black color pal­ette, and fea­ture “ORL” across the chest. They fea­ture the Magic’s sym­bol in or­ange on the side of the shorts and breaks from the team’s pin­stripe tra­di­tion.

In ad­di­tion, the Magic will uti­lize a new hard­wood floor on Fri­day that is tied in with the City Edi­tion uni­forms.

This will be the fourth and fi­nal uni­form in the

Magic’s col­lec­tion this sea­son. They al­ready have un­veiled their “State­ment” uni­forms, fea­tur­ing splashes of the team’s clas­sic pin­stripes on the shorts and jersey. The other uni­forms in­clude “Icon” and “As­so­ci­a­tion.”

The City Edi­tion uni­form for each NBA team hon­ors the city and its fans and will change each sea­son. This cur­rent “ORL” ver­sion will only be worn this sea­son.

The Magic’s City Edi­tion jer­seys went on sale

Wed­nes­day at the Magic Team Shop at Amway Cen­ter and on­line at www.or­lan­do­mag­ic­shop.com.

Or­lando and Toronto, mean­while, will be meet­ing for the third time this sea­son, with the Rap­tors win­ning the first two at Sco­tia­bank Arena.

The teams will play for the fourth and fi­nal time in the reg­u­lar-sea­son fi­nale on April 15.

STEPHEN M. DOWELL/OR­LANDO SEN­TINEL

Magic play­ers, from left, Aaron Gor­don, Amile Jef­fer­son and Ter­rence Ross show off the team’s City Edi­tion uni­forms dur­ing the un­veil­ing event at the NBA Ex­pe­ri­ence at Dis­ney Springs.

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