TAG: Orlando Magic

Latest News / Oct 22, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic Agrees To Four-Year, $54 Million Extension

Nikola Vucevic

The Orlando Magic have finally locked-down at least one member of its promising young core long-term. According to multiple reports, the team has agreed with center Nikola Vucevic on a four-year, $54 million contract extension. 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 »

Video / Oct 15, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Aaron Gordon Jumps Up & Around Flamengo Brazil Defender For Power Dunk

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon

It’s only a matter of time until Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon became a favorite of the NBA world. If he keeps making plays like this one, it will surely come sooner than even his biggest fans were anticipating. In his team’s exhibition game against Flamengo Brazil tonight, Gordon exploded off of two feet to jump up and around a defender for a huge, two-handed power dunk. Read More »

NBA / Oct 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Video: Elfrid Payton Throws Awful Lob To Aaron Gordon, Makes 3-Pointer

Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon

Orlando Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton is known far more for his passing ability than shooting prowess, which makes the hideous yet surprisingly effective lob he threw to fellow first-round pick Aaron Gordon last night especially ironic. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 10, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Video: Aaron Gordon Finishes Alley-Oop On Top Of Roy Hibbert

Aaron Gordon

This rookie class can really, really leap. An hour or so after the Minnestoa Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins set Twitter ablaze by finishing his first in-game lob from Ricky Rubio, Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic out-did his fellow lottery pick by finishing an alley-oop on top of Roy Hibbert. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 17, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

Damian Lillard

The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Read More »

NBA / Sep 2, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Maurice Harkless Says Magic Have “A Chance To Make The Playoffs”

Maurice Harkless

The lack of balance between the Western and Eastern Conferences still exists. There are at least 11 quality teams in the West, each of whom would expect to make the playoffs if it resided in the East. As is, though, even 2013-2014 postseason teams like the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors could find themselves on the outside looking in come April given the collective strength of their conference’s proletariat – the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans, and Denver Nuggets stand to improve this season, and Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers still loom. That certainly wouldn’t be the case if the Rockets and Warriors played in the East, but such is the league’s current landscape. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

LeBron James

July has come and gone and August is quickly doing the same. You know what that means? The NBA Offseason is on its last leg and winding down as teams begin to look towards the start of camp. Read More »

Video, We Reminisce / Aug 13, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Incredible New Vince Carter Mix Showcases Vinsanity’s Reincarnation With Mavs

Vince Carter

Vince Carter (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Over a decade ago Vince Carter was mentioned in the same breath as Kobe Bryant. It seems crazy now, especially after Kobe’s five rings ran parallel to Carter’s now-five separate teams since leaving the Raptors in the lurch midway through the 2004-05 season (Nets, Suns, Magic, Mavs, and he signed with the Grizzlies last month). But a new mix published a couple days ago by Max Frishberg shows how resilient Carter has been despite his failure to meet somewhat unrealistic expectations after he burst onto the scene as the NBA’s Rookie of the Year during the strike-shortened 1999 season. Read More »

NBA / Aug 11, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Aaron Gordon Talks Transition Program, His Defensive Ability, & More

Aaron Gordon

Watching Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon play basketball, you’d never know he’s the youngest player in the NBA. Blessed with a combination of size and athleticism matched by few players in the world, the little things in Gordon’s game somehow still stick out. He’s just as likely to block a shot into the stands or finish a lob from the rafters as he is make an extra defensive rotation or cut hard to the rim to create an open shot for a teammate, precocious mental aspects of his play that forecast big things to come. Read More »