Tale of the Tape: Heat vs Magic Playoff Success

In 1988, the NBA welcomed in 2 new franchises. One in Miami and the other in Charlotte. The side by side comparison (which can be seen below) of their success since entering the league is a stark contrast to say the least. Charlotte has done practically nothing, and they even lost their team temporarily.

The Magic came into existence just 1 year later, so I thought I'd do my own tale of the tape to see just how far apart these franchises have actually been over the years. Let's take a look:

Championships: Heat 3, Magic 0

NBA Finals appearances: Heat 7, Magic 2

Eastern Conference Finals appearances: Heat 10, Magic 3

Division titles: Heat 16, Magic 6

Playoff appearances: Heat 24, Magic 16

All-time Heat lineup: Tim Hardaway, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Jimmy Butler, Alonzo Mourning

All-time Magic lineup: Penny Hardaway, Tracy McGrady, Rashard Lewis, Dwight Howard, Shaquille O'Neal

Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

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Orlando Magic guard (1) Anfernee Hardaway drives p

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