Arron Afflalo Embracing New Role With The Magic

Los Angeles is known for its stars, drama and at times loud mouth arrogant athletes.

In the case of Arron Afflalo, that’s the complete opposite.

The 28-year-old leads by example and is now showcasing his ability to be a go-to-guy this season for the young Magic.

“I like it, its growing on me,” Afflalo said to me about his new role.

“Last year I wasn’t used to being focused on by opposing defenses, I had to work in the off-season on conditioning to help adapt,” Afflalo continued.

Orlando (2-2) following an impressive 21-point win over the Brooklyn Nets Sunday night have shown they are no slouch this year.

Afflalo, coming off a 30-point performance against the Pelicans and a 28-point showing against the Timberwolves dished out a career high eight assists vs the Nets last night.

“Wow, I didn’t realize that’s a career high,” Afflalo said with a huge smile.

“That’s a problem,” he joked.

What’s not a joke is this years Magic team. This young nucleus is playing very impressive basketball lead by Afflalo and his humble leadership.