ORLANDO – Maybe there are more iconic institutions than Darrell Armstrong in his adopted home of central Florida.
Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most popular athletes in history, who still has a mansion in the Orlando area.
Wesley Snipes was born there and made it to the pinnacle in Hollywood.
Mickey Mouse drives the local economy.
But when it comes to beloved Orlando treasures, Armstrong takes a back seat to nobody. That’s what happens when you are the floor general for the only local professional sports team that loses its two best players yet finds a way to soldier on, maintaining prosperity with a style that became known as “heart and hustle.