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GIFs, NBA / Nov 17, 2014 / 1:59 am

GIF: Stephen Curry Channels Magic Johnson With Around-The-Back Dime In LA

Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry

The Warriors rolled the Lakers at Staples Center Sunday night, 136-115, and that was even after the Lakers outscored them by 15 in the fourth quarter. It wasn’t even close, so Stephen Curry — who finished with 30 points and 15 assists in less than 30 minutes — decided to harken back to the showtime days of Magic Johnson with a pretty around-the-back dime on the break. Read More »

Video / Nov 10, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Past Meets Present In Epic Update Of NBA’s Classic “Forever” Commercial

Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James

Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James (photo. Slamdunk Mixmakin”

Have you ever wondered what Derrick Rose would look like playing with Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan? How Paul George measures up to a prime, healthy Tracy McGrady? If LeBron James’ aerial exploits compare to Julius Erving’s? You won’t ever find out, unfortunately, but this epic update of classic NBA spot “Forever” is the closest you’ll come to doing so. Read More »

Smack / Nov 5, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Delusional Magic Johnson Calls Lakers “Exciting,” Kobe MVP-Worthy In Tweets

Magic Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers have lost their first fives games of the 2014-2015 season, and Kobe Bryant is averaging 24.4 shots to get his 27.6 points per game. But ever the optimist, Magic Johnson still really likes this team. Unfortunately, the blind nepotism in these tweets offered by the Lakers legend surely only make things more depressing for purple-and-gold clad fans across the globe. Read More »

GIFs, We Reminisce / Oct 16, 2014 / 2:15 pm

GIF: Elfrid Payton Channels Magic Johnson By Dishing A Dime While On His Behind

Elfrid Payton, Tobias Harris

We were still stuck in the id phase of development when Magic Johnson was leading LA’s Showtime Lakers at the Old Forum under coach Pat Riley. That doesn’t mean we didn’t beg our parents for VHS tapes of him when we hit the ego stage of sentience. We remembered a pass from one of those old tapes when we saw Magic rookie Elfrid Payton bounce a pretty dime while sitting on his butt during Orlando’s win over Flamenco in preseason play last night. Read More »

We Reminisce / Aug 14, 2014 / 5:00 pm

We Reminisce: Magic Wins Finals MVP As An NBA Rookie

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson turns 55 today. To honor his birthday, we take a look back at his incredible rookie season, which ended with Magic winning NBA Finals MVP as the Lakers defeated the 76ers in six games to win the title. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 9, 2014 / 11:45 am

Tim Duncan Has Played In More Playoff Games Than The Majority Of NBA Teams

Tim Duncan Playoff Games

We all know Tim Duncan is an all-time great, but to truly show just how amazing he’s been over the course of his illustrious 17-year career, ABC displayed a ridiculous statistic during Game 2 on Sunday night. In the graphic, it shows Duncan having appeared in more playoff games than 17 of the NBA’s 30 teams. Read More »

NBA / May 22, 2014 / 10:30 am

Spurs’ Trio, Duncan, Parker & Ginobili, Set Record For Most Playoff Wins

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili

The San Antonio Spurs trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Paker crushed the visiting Thunder last night, 112-77. The win meant more than a 2-0 series led, though as San Antonio’s “Big Three” are in first place for the winningest trio in NBA history, one game ahead of the Lakers’ “Showtime” triumvirate of Michael Cooper, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Read More »

NBA / May 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Adam Silver Grew Up Idolizing Magic Johnson

Adam Silver

Adam Silver is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated. The issue contains a longform profile from Lee Jenkins on the commissioner which sheds light on Silver’s back story, including his childhood, growing up in New York, and most interesting of all, how he idolized Magic Johnson growing up. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 20, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Awesome Adam Silver T-Shirt For A Great Cause

Adam Silver

Many of us celebrated when Adam Silver dropped the hammer on Donald Sterling last month with a lifetime suspension and $2.5 million fine for racist marks made on a leaked audio tape. Silver received universal praise from the public, including owners, coaches and players in the league. Now, there’s a t-shirt you can buy to celebrate the commissioner’s decision. Read More »

NBA / May 16, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Best Individual Performances In NBA Playoff History

LeBron James

Did you see Kevin Durant last night? If you didn’t, go back and watch the tape. Legend status. In one of the biggest games of his career, the MVP overcame a slow start to post one of those statlines (39 points, 16 rebounds, five assists, five three-pointers and two blocks) you can’t turn away from. Yet as great as KD was, that performance probably doesn’t come close to the best we’ve ever seen. Read More »