The Orlando Magic are an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. The Magic compete in the NBA as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
The franchise was established in 1989 as an expansion franchise, and such notable NBA stars as Shaquille O’Neal, Penny Hardaway, Nick Anderson, Grant Hill, Tracy McGrady, Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, Hedo Turkoglu and Nikola Vučević have played for the club throughout its history.
As of 2021, the franchise has played in the NBA playoffs 16 times in 32 seasons, and twice went to the NBA Finals, in 1995 and 2009. Orlando has been the second most successful of the four expansion teams brought into the league in 1988 and 1989 in terms of winning percentage and playoff success, after the Miami Heat.