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GIFs, Video / Jan 23, 2015 / 8:30 pm

Watch Aaron Gordon Get Steal, Finish With Huge Dunk On Top Of Jose Calderon

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon

Welcome back, Aaron Gordon. In just his third game since mid-November, watch the hyper-athletic Orlando Magic rookie put his two-way ability on display by jumping the passing lane for a steal and finishing on the other end with a massive and-1 dunk on top of the New York Knicks’ Jose Calderon. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 9:45 am

Video: Brandon Jennings Sets Career-High With 21 Dimes In Pistons Win

Elfrid Payton, Brandon Jennings

November 9, 2012 was the last time an NBA player recorded 20 or more assists when Rajon Rondo put up a line of 14 points and 20 assists in a loss to Philadelphia. Brandon Jennings is the nest with 21 dimes last night, a career high, but also 24 of his own points in a 128-118 win over the visiting Magic. It was lob city for Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe ate heartily at the rim, too, thanks to Jennings’ career night. Read More »

Smack / Jan 19, 2015 / 1:00 pm

Video: Andre Roberson Air Balls FT Yet Again

Andre Roberson

The Thunder didn’t need a second-quarter free throw from second-year guard Andre Roberson last night. OKC stomped the Magic by 28 after dropping 79 on them in the first half, but Roberson’s air ball from the charity stripe was the second time it’s happened this season, and his struggles from the line are not a bad sign for the second-year guard moving forward. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 19, 2015 / 10:00 am

Video: Kevin Durant’s Near Triple-Double In 28 Mins.

Kevin Durant

To say the Oklahoma City Thunder got off to a blazing start in the first half against the Orlando Magic on Sunday would be a bit of an understatement. They essentially performed in video game mode scoring a ridiculous 79 points in the first half – the most since the franchise moved to OKC – on 73 percent (!) shooting. They were led by the superstar tandem of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. While Westbrook wasn’t busy coasting to the rim with a sick reverse slam and boggling our minds with an incredible mid-air pass, Durant was dazzling his way to a near triple-double in just 28 minutes on the court. Read More »

NBA / Jan 18, 2015 / 9:45 pm

Video: Russell Westbrook Glides For Reverse Jam

Russell Westbrook

A couple days after Russell Westbrook *executed* a contentious post-game interview he was back on the court against the Magic. During a first half that saw the Thunder out-score the Magic by 17 in the first quarter and 17 more in the second quarter, #WhyNot Russ appeared to hover above the court on a reverse dunk. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 14, 2015 / 10:15 pm

Video: Clutch Elfrid Payton Steal Leads To Victor Oladipo 360 Slam

Victor Oladipo

The Orlando Magic’s young backcourt of the present has looked far more like its potential backcourt of the future recently. And unsurprisingly, games are finally going in favor of Jacque Vaughn’s team as a result. Watch rookie Elfrid Payton jump the passing lane for a steal and pitch ahead to Victor Oladipo for a 360-degree dunk in crunch-time of their team’s 120-113 win over the Houston Rockets. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 12, 2015 / 11:00 pm

GIF: Nikola Vucevic Puts Pau Gasol On A Poster

Nikola Vucevic Pau Gasol Poster

Bulls power forward Pau Gasol is experiencing something of a career renaissance in his first year with Chicago. He put up a career-high 46 points against the Bucks on Saturday, and he’s set to start for the Eastern Conference in next month’s All-Star game. But Nikola Vucevic put him on a poster in Orlando’s 121-114 win tonight in Chicago. Read More »

Smack / Dec 31, 2014 / 1:15 pm

GIF: Stan Van Gundy Blows Kiss To Orlando Fans After Pistons Drub Magic

Stan Van Gundy

In Stan Van Gundy‘s first return to Orlando since he was let go in 2012 just a month after that infamous Dwight Howard press conference where Stan claimed Howard asked management to fire him, his Pistons — still undefeated after the waiving of Josh Smith — dismantled Orlando for a 109-86 win. Van Gundy even blew kisses to the crowd and did a little posing after the win. Read More »

Smack / Dec 27, 2014 / 5:00 pm

LeBron James Says Tobias Harris’ Trash Talk Spurred Him To Big Finish (Video)

Tobias Harris, LeBron James

Don’t poke the Bron. Tobias Harris did, and the Orlando Magic felt the ill-effects. After Harris and LeBron James received double technicals midway through the third quarter of last night’s game between the Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers, The King scored 18 points to change his team’s two-point deficit to a 98-89 win. Post game, LeBron said Harris’ insistence that he was flopping “deactivated chill mode.” Read More »

NBA / Dec 22, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Kyle O’Quinn On His Role With Orlando, KG & Full-Grown Beards

Kyle O'Quinn

It is not easy for young players to adjust to the NBA, let alone endure seasons of losing and injuries that can derail all future plans. Yet, after two up-and-down seasons in Orlando, Kyle O’Quinn appears to have come into his own, both with his play on the court and voice off of it. Read More »