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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

"The design is very nice: the color. We'll see. We've got to play with it first, but I think it'll be fine. It looks good, so I think it's a good idea by the NBA" – Magic C Nik Vucevic , on the sleeved jerseys his team will debut tonight at home against the Warriors ( ORLANDO SENTINEL, ...

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