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Updated: October 15, 2003, 9:05 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Orlando Magic: Most of the time, it's Tracy McGrady who leaves us breathless, not the other way around. "I didn't realize that for like two weeks, I've been coming up short breathing," said McGrady in the Orlando Sentinel. "Without even doing anything, sitting in bed, I'd have trouble breathing." The all-star was diagnosed with pleurisy, an inflammation of the lining of the lung, and was given antibiotics. He should be fully recovered within the week.

O'Neal
O'Neal

Los Angeles Lakers: Shaquille O'Neal's heal hurts. But an MRI performed on it recently revealed that there is no structural damage to it and, according to him, it won't affect him during the regular season. "We talked about it and I asked him how he felt about playing or not playing and what his feeling was," coach Phil Jackson said in the L.A. Times. "He said he'd just as soon not have a nagging injury affect him and maybe break into more than just a training camp injury, but also affect his regular-season play. So, we're going to try to get that soreness of the heel before he plays."