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Nelison "Nick" Anderson (born January 20, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former pro basketball player. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ...


He spent thirteen years in the NBA (beginning in 1989), most of them with the Orlando Magic. Anderson ended his career in 2002. Anderson went through Simeon Vocational High School in Chicago, and the University of Illinois. He wore No. 25 in honor of his late friend and teammate, Ben Wilson. Anderson himself was the first draft pick in the history of the Orlando Magic, selected 11th in the 1989 NBA Draft. He is Orlando's career scoring leader, and was the last original Magic player to leave, playing 10 seasons with the club. A starter for almost all of his career in Orlando, he emerged as the top scorer the year before Shaquille O'Neal was drafted. With the addition of O'Neal and Anfernee Hardaway in consecutive drafts, Anderson, along with Dennis Scott became effective outside scoring options for the Magic, complementing O'Neal's inside play and Hardaway's all-around game tremendously. Anderson led the team in three-pointers made in 1994-95, hitting 179 and averaging just under 16 points per game. The Magic won 57 games, finished with the best recond in the Eastern Conference, and won their first ever Atlantic Division title. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Simeon Vocational High School (now known as Simeon Career Academy) is a 4-year public high school on the south side of Chicago. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, The City of Big Shoulders Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as UIUC and the U of I (the officially preferred abbreviation), is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ... Ben Benji Wilson (b. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... 1989 NBA Draft - 27 June 1989 - New York City, New York See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft First Round Second Round Miami Heat - Sherman Douglas, G, Syracuse Categories: 1989 in sports | NBA Draft ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player. ... Anfernee Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American basketball player in the NBA for the New York Knicks. ... Dennis Eugene Scott (born September 5, 1968 in Hagerstown, Maryland) is an American former professional basketball player. ...


Anderson is best remembered for two incidents during that year's NBA Playoffs, when the Magic reached their one and only NBA Finals. The first occurred in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Chicago Bulls. With Magic trailing by one point with under 20 seconds remiaing, Anderson stole the ball from Michael Jordan. The steal led to a basket, giving the Magic the lead. They would go on to win the game, and the series in six games, advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. After defeating the Indiana Pacers in seven games, the Magic began the NBA Finals at home, hosting the defending champion Houston Rockets. With the Magic up by three points late in the Game 1, Anderson missed four consecutive free throws, and Kenny Smith hit a three pointer, tying the game and sending it to overtime. The Rockets would go on to win in overtime and eventually sweep the Magic, winning their second consecutive NBA Championship. Anderson would play on with the Magic through the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season, after which he was traded to the Sacramento Kings. He played two seasons in Sacramento, averaging a career-low at that point, 10.8 points per contest in 72 games his first season. He would play just 21 games the next season, and just 15 games in his final season, in which he played for the Memphis Grizzlies. The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kenny The Jet Smith (born March 8, 1965, in Queens, New York) is an American former pro basketball player and current TV announcer. ... Overtime is an additional period of play specified under the rules of a sport in order to bring the game to a decision and avoid declaring the contest a tie or draw. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ...


On March 10, 2006 the Orlando Magic held a tribute to Nick Anderson during a home game against the Cavailers. While many Magic fans have voiced their desire for Anderson's #25 to be retired, the Magic seems unwilling and the aforementioned tribute appears to be as far as they'll go. Currently, the team has yet to retire the jersey of any former player.


Anderson is now retired from basketball, but recently accepted a job with the Magic in the community relations department.


Psychological disorder

Anderson is well known for his role in sports psychology. After missing four pivotal free throws in the 1995 NBA Championships that led to the defeat of the Orlando Magic to the Houston Rockets, Anderson developed a psychological problem that greatly affected his free throw shooting. His free throw percentage dipped sharply and dropped to 40% at one point. He had developed a fear of shooting free throws as a result of his belief that his missed free throws in the NBA Finals caused the Magic to lose. This was an anomaly as he was considered to be a great shooter. After the help of sports psychologists, Anderson improved his free throw shooting but showed signs of his fear again during the last year of his NBA career. The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


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Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle is an avowed independent who covers politics and contemporary cultural issues in a way that connects with readers.
Anderson majored in political science at Ohio State University and was editorial cartoonist for the school's newspaper, The Lantern.
Anderson was promoted to chief editorial cartoonist in 1995 and was syndicated by the Writers Group a year later.
Nick Anderson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (671 words)
Anderson himself was the first draft pick in the history of the Orlando Magic, selected 11th in the 1989 NBA Draft.
Anderson is best remembered for two incidents during that year's NBA Playoffs, when the Magic reached their one and only NBA Finals.
Anderson would play on with the Magic through the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season, after which he was traded to the Sacramento Kings.
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