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NBA / Jan 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

6 Rebuilding NBA Teams That Could Takeover In The Future

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

This NBA season, it seems some teams are in full tank mode. If you just take a look at the Eastern Conference standings alone, you will understand. This year’s NBA Draft prospects are the perfect cash crops for GMs and owners around the league who are looking to rebuild their teams. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Oct 25, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: #TankingForWiggins

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (photo. Nike)

With the NBA season less than a week away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re focusing on a guy who won’t even be in the NBA this year… Read More »

NBA / Oct 16, 2013 / 3:30 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic (photo. officialsvintage206)

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Magic team that’s still renovating its roster. Read More »

NBA / Dec 7, 2012 / 11:00 am

Revisiting The Dwight Howard Trade: Maybe Orlando Wasn’t So Stupid After All

Jameer Nelson

It was mid-August when the world passed judgment on the Orlando Magic and their trade of franchise center Dwight Howard. We killed them for receiving bit players in return, as well as for the direction the team was heading. Some thought GM Rob Hennigan was too young and maybe even in over his head. Read More »

College, High School, NBA / Sep 18, 2012 / 4:45 pm

The Next 10 Who Will Shape The Future Generation Of Basketball

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. Weber State Athletics)

In the new issue of Dime Magazine, we took a look at the best – and worst – the game has offered since the turn of the century. From the players to jerseys to sneakers to teams to even trends, you can relive the past 12 years by scooping up the new issue currently on newsstands nationwide. In those pages, you’ll find the following feature… Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 18, 2012 / 2:30 pm

A Cruel Summer: A Review Of The 12 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA’s Offseason

G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer

Leave it to Kanye West to postpone the summer as long as David Stern did the NBA season a year ago. The G.O.O.D. Music performance that capped off Jay-Z‘s Made in America music festival teased us almost as much as a new NBA 2K13 trailer from 2K Sports. But the best things in life are always worth the wait. Now, Yeezy has dropped Cruel Summer upon us, while the NBA’s offseason is at a dead period until training camp starts. Read More »

NBA / Aug 16, 2012 / 12:30 pm

The Orlando Magic May Have Taken The Best Deal Available After All

Dwight Howard Nets trade rumors

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas)

Yep. Magic GM Rob Hennigan recently spoke with SI‘s Sam Amick about the progression of the Dwight Howard trade talks, and there was a lot of revealing information previously unavailable to the public eye. Before we get to analyzing what actually went down, let’s hear the details first. Read More »

NBA / Aug 10, 2012 / 3:00 pm

The Dwight Howard Trade’s Top 5 Losers

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

Finally, after months of back and forth, the worst PR trainwreck in NBA history (this made LeBron‘s 2010 summer look like a day spent rebuilding after Katrina) is now over. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports confirmed this morning on Twitter the call with the league office is over, the trade was phoned in, and Dwight Howard is now officially a Los Angeles Laker. Howard is going to the Lakers, the team we’ve been saying would get him all along, and we have ourselves one of the most star-packed trades of the past few years to get through the most boring part of the NBA year (August). Read More »

Smack / Aug 7, 2012 / 9:45 pm

Hawks Want Dwight Howard; Avery Bradley Calls Ray Allen A “Great Tutor”

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas)

For the first time since perhaps the days of the Human Highlight Film, people soon might actually want to go to Atlanta and check out the Hawks. The basketball team, stuck in the longest “decent but never good enough to scare anyone” mode of any NBA team, possibly ever, is apparently going to go after Dwight Howard if he becomes available as a free agent next summer. Since Howard can’t make up his mind and new Orlando GM Rob Hennigan struggles with the idea behind the word “trade,” the chances Howard plays out the year in Disney World, the Magic have the most dysfunctional NBA season we’ve ever seen, Dwight beats up three or four different Disney characters and ends up FINALLY leaving next summer are looking stronger than ever. Read More »

Smack / Jul 25, 2012 / 11:21 pm

Mavs Are Favorites To Get Dwight Howard In 2013; AK-47 To Minnesota

Dwight Howard 2012 NBA All-Star

Dwight Howard 2012 NBA All-Star (photo. adidas)

So let’s say you’re Dwight Howard. You’re stuck in no man’s land, having destroyed your reputation almost beyond repair – seriously, will anyone look at the big man the same way again? This Dwightmare will follow him for the rest of his career. At least The Decision was a one-time deal – and you might actually have to suit up with the Orlando Magic come Halloween. If you needed a recipe for “How to create a PR disaster” then seeing Howard and the Magic trying to work out this marriage through the first half of 2012-13 will be it. How Orlando hasn’t moved on yet, we have no clue. There’s one rule that goes with trading superstars in the NBA, and it’s this: you never get equal value. Holding out only makes it worse. Read More »