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GIF: Elfrid Payton Channels Magic Johnson By Dishing A Dime Whi…

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

dimemag.com Updated Oct 16 (4 days ago)
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 re…
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  • Aaron Gordon Jumps Up & Around Flamengo Brazil Defender For…

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

    dimemag.com Oct 15 (5 days ago)
    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…
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  • Hornets PG Walker injured vs. Magic

    Hornets PG Walker injured vs. Magic

    nba.com ESPN.com Oct 13 (7 days ago)
    Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker suffered a contusion on his left knee during Monday night's NBA preseason game against the Orlando Magic.
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  • Byron Scott wants his Lakers to shoot fewer three-pointers, whi…

    Byron Scott wants his Lakers to shoot fewer three-pointers, which makes sense to Byron Scott

    yahoo.com Oct 9
    Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant hated Mike D’Antoni. Hated him. Absolutely despised what they saw as his opposition to bootstrap-pullin’, all out old school basketball, what with his runnin’ and gunnin’ and attempting to do whatever he could to pry a comp…
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  • Chris Bosh hasn't said a single word to LeBron James since Jame…

    Chris Bosh hasn't said a single word to LeBron James since James' move to Cleveland

    yahoo.com Oct 8
    We’re in a different era. We’re not stuck in the 1980s, when Larry Bird had to buy a second edition of his local newspaper in order to see what Magic Johnson put up in the Laker box score that missed deadline on the west coast. There are no Rolodexes to…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Orlando Magic

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Orlando Magic

    yahoo.com Oct 7
    This is what happens when a rebuilding process is forced on you, and you fail to recognize as much. The Orlando Magic walked away from the Dwight Howard trade as the clear winners, but that’s not saying a whole heck of a lot. Worse, because the Magic’s …
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  • Magic's Oladipo, Frye out with MCL sprains

    Magic's Oladipo, Frye out with MCL sprains

    The Orlando Magic will be missing a pair of projected regular-season starters for their preseason opener.
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  • Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved a…

    Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved alternate jerseys for 2014-15 season

    yahoo.com Sep 30
    It's been two seasons since the NBA and apparel partner Adidas introduced short-sleeved jerseys into teams' uniform rotations, and it seems like the only thing expanding as quickly as the number of squads wearing the new duds has been the complaints abo…
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  • Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved a…

    Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved alternate jerseys for 2014-15 season

    yahoo.com Sep 30
    It's been two seasons since the NBA and apparel partner Adidas introduced short-sleeved jerseys into teams' uniform rotations, and it seems like the only thing expanding as quickly as the number of squads wearing the new duds has been the complaints abo…
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  • Magic has respect for Ferry following meeting

    Magic has respect for Ferry following meeting

    ESPN.com Sep 23
    In a series of tweets, NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said he met with embattled Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry and said he respected and appreciated Ferry's apology.
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  • Bulls sign former Magic guard Moore

    Bulls sign former Magic guard Moore

    nba.com Sep 18
    The Chicago Bulls have signed former Orlando Magic guard E'Twaun Moore.
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  • Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

    Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

    dimemag.com Sep 17
    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. Here are some miscellaneous notables this time around: Good Wall Hunt…
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  • Charles Barkley blames his 'rift' with Michael Jordan on his cr…

    Charles Barkley blames his 'rift' with Michael Jordan on his criticism of the former Charlotte Bobcats

    yahoo.com Sep 4
    Basketball Hall of Famers Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan have a decades-long friendship that is probably the most documented and detailed in NBA history. Sure, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell had their good times toward the end, and Larry Bird and…
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  • Maurice Harkless Says Magic Have “A Chance To Make The Playoffs…

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

    dimemag.com Sep 2
    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 …
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  • Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

    Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

    dimemag.com Aug 17
    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. Rosters are pretty much set, the dog days of hefty contracts h…
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  • We Reminisce: Magic Wins Finals MVP As An NBA Rookie

    We Reminisce: Magic Wins Finals MVP As An NBA Rookie

    dimemag.com Aug 14
    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. Taken first overall in the 1979 NBA D…
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  • Incredible New Vince Carter Mix Showcases Vinsanity’s Reincarna…

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

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    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 sea…
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  • Magic: Think L.A. will get NFL team in 2 years

    Magic: Think L.A. will get NFL team in 2 years

    ESPN.com Aug 13
    Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says Los Angeles is ready for the return of an NFL team.
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  • Dime Q&A: Aaron Gordon Talks Transition Program, His Defens…

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

    dimemag.com Aug 11
    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 st…
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  • Comedian Creates NBA Team Names By Word Association. Now, There…

    Comedian Creates NBA Team Names By Word Association. Now, There Are Logos.

    dimemag.com Aug 11
    Last week, comedian Joe Mande decided to change the name of every NBA team based on the first thing he could think of for each city. He’s posted them all on his website. Here’s a sampling of what he came up with: Atlanta Stripclubs, Brooklyn Bloggers, C…
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  • David Stern Thanks The NBA World In Gracious Hall Of Fame Speec…

    David Stern Thanks The NBA World In Gracious Hall Of Fame Speech

    It’s safe to say that no Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee has had a panel of welcome presenters like Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, longtime deputy commissioner Russ Granik, and Bob Lanier. Former NBA commissioner David Stern, though,…
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  • Magic Johnson: 'If I don't see another 3-pointer from a Laker t…

    Magic Johnson: 'If I don't see another 3-pointer from a Laker team, I'll be happy.'

    yahoo.com Jul 31
    During the 1990-91 season, a campaign that saw the Los Angeles Lakers ride a fifth-ranked offense all the way to the NBA Finals, Magic Johnson and Byron Scott led the team in attempting 250 and 219 3-pointers, respectively. No other Laker even broke tri…
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  • Magic Johnson: 'If I don't see another three-pointer from a Lak…

    Magic Johnson: 'If I don't see another three-pointer from a Laker team, I'll be happy.'

    yahoo.com Jul 31
    During the 1990-91 season, a campaign that saw the Los Angeles Lakers ride a fifth-ranked offense all the way to the NBA Finals, Magic Johnson and Byron Scott led the team in attempting 250 and 219 three-pointers, respectively. No other Laker even broke…
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  • Aaron Gordon Shows Off Insane Hops With Series Of Effortless Du…

    Aaron Gordon Shows Off Insane Hops With Series Of Effortless Dunks

    dimemag.com Jul 29
    Just days after Zach LaVine left the dunking world’s mouth agape with an array of incredible slams at the Seattle Pro-Am, fellow rookie Aaron Gordon is primed to do the same. The 18 year-old Gordon showed off the immense athleticism that him the surpris…
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  • Video - Magic Top Heat In Overtime 01:06

    Magic Top Heat In Overtime

    Oct 7
    Chris Bosh and Luol Deng each scored 18 points in the Heat's 108-101 preseason loss to the Magic.
  • Video - Oladipo Hits Backward Half-Court Shot 00:15

    Oladipo Hits Backward Half-Court Shot

    Sep 29
    Orlando Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo sinks a great half-court shot while standing backward.
  • Video - Rookie Class, "One Four" The Ages 07:39

    Rookie Class, "One Four" The Ages

    Jul 31
    After watching them up close, David Thorpe says even beyond the big names the draft class of 2014 has a chance to be the best since 1984.
  • Video - Smart, Celtics Top Magic 00:35

    Smart, Celtics Top Magic

    Jul 10
    Marcus Smart scored 19 points in the Celtics' 76-67 win over the Magic.

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