Starting Thursday, four Lakeland Magic basketball games will be aired live on Fox Sports Florida and, and two games will be taped and made available after Orlando Magic games, Fox Sports announced.

“The Lakeland Magic are thrilled to be broadcast on FOX Sports Florida for the first time in team history,” Hans Steinbrenner, president of the Lakeland-based NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic, said via a news release.

In addition, all Lakeland Magic games are available on ESPN+, which requires a subscription.

Three games will be televised nationally, according to They include the Feb. 23 game against the Westchester Knicks on ESPN2 and the Feb. 28 game against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and March 5 game against the Iowa Wolves, both on NBA TV and Twitch.

Because of COVID-19, the 2021 NBA G League Season will be played in a “bubble” at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. 

View the Lakeland Magic 2021 schedule

Games available on Fox Sports Florida and include:

  • Feb. 18: 3:30 p.m. vs. Erie Bayhawks
  • Feb. 19: 3:30 p.m. vs. Oklahoma City Blues
  • Feb. 24: 11 a.m. vs. Canton Charge
  • Feb. 26: 11:30 a.m. vs. Delaware Blue Coats
  • March 1: 7:30 p.m vs. Greensboro Swarm (tape delayed and shown following Orlando Magic)
  • March 3: 7 p.m. vs. Salt Lake City Stars (tape delayed and shown following Orlando Magic)

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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