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Magic Johnson Seems To Think Improving The Lakers Is Simpler Th…

Magic Johnson Seems To Think Improving The Lakers Is Simpler Than MyGM Mode In ‘NBA 2K’

dimemag.com Updated May 2 (yesterday)
Getty Image The Los Angeles Lakers are on the cusp of a crucial offseason. Depending on how lucky they get in the lottery, they’ll either have a high draft pick to complement youngsters D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle, or they won’t …
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  • Curry wins PBWA's Magic Johnson Award

    Curry wins PBWA's Magic Johnson Award

    nba.com 7 hours ago
    Stephen Curry has won the Magic Johnson Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to an NBA player who combines excellence on the court with cooperation with the public and media.
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  • Nearly Perfect: An Unremarkable November Finals Preview

    Nearly Perfect: An Unremarkable November Finals Preview

    deadspin.com Apr 18
    By November 26, 1995, everybody already knew the 10-1 Chicago Bulls were very good; nobody knew they were the best team in NBA history just yet. Michael Jordan was in his first full season back from retirement, the Bulls had gone down meekly in the play…
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  • Nearly Perfect: The Meteoric Rise And Fall Of The Orlando Magic

    Nearly Perfect: The Meteoric Rise And Fall Of The Orlando Magic

    deadspin.com Apr 18
    The Chicago Bulls’ path to the NBA’s then best-ever record and the first of three consecutive titles wasn’t as inevitable then as it seems now, with hindsight, and that’s in large part because of the rise and fall of the Orlando Magic.Read more...
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  • Russell Westbrook ties Magic Johnson for most triple-doubles in…

    Russell Westbrook ties Magic Johnson for most triple-doubles in past 30 years

    ESPN.com Apr 6
    Russell Westbrook ties Magic Johnson for most triple-doubles in past 30 years
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  • Jabari Parker Went Right Through Victor Oladipo To Finish This …

    Jabari Parker Went Right Through Victor Oladipo To Finish This Ferocious Alley-Oop

    dimemag.com Apr 1
    Victor Oladipo is one of basketball’s bounciest players. There may not be a guard in the league better equipped to contest alley-oops than the electric Orlando Magic guard. Having said that, Oladipo is certainly no match for an airborne Jabari Parker. S…
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  • Pau Gasol Might Be The Only Big Man In Basketball Who Can Make …

    Pau Gasol Might Be The Only Big Man In Basketball Who Can Make This Behind-Head Pass

    dimemag.com Mar 31
    Holy moly. Pau just broke out his inner-most Magic Johnson. pic.twitter.com/3IV8EAI7FW — Fred Katz (@FredKatz) March 31, 2016 Pau Gasol might be the only big man in basketball capable of making a pass like this. Why? Not just because he has incredible c…
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  • Aaron Gordon Launched From Just Inside The Free Throw Line For …

    Aaron Gordon Launched From Just Inside The Free Throw Line For This Amazing Dunk

    dimemag.com Mar 29
    GET OUT. OF THE WAY. pic.twitter.com/b782vMryQc — Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) March 29, 2016 Aaron Gordon, needless to say, is an incredible leaper. So what makes this dunk by the Orlando Magic high-flier extra notable? That he took off from just …
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  • Bulls players, coaches clear air after loss to Magic

    Bulls players, coaches clear air after loss to Magic

    ESPN.com Mar 27
    Bulls players, coaches clear air after loss to Magic
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  • Could Dwight Howard Really Return To Orlando?

    Could Dwight Howard Really Return To Orlando?

    dimemag.com Mar 25
    According to @RicBucher, Dwight Howard is exploring his options and could potentially make a return to the Magic — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 25, 2016 The 2015-16 season has been a bit of a mess for Dwight Howard. Along with the fact that H…
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  • Pistons' Caldwell-Pope, Bullock out vs. Magic

    Pistons' Caldwell-Pope, Bullock out vs. Magic

    nba.com Mar 23
    Detroit guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is sitting out the Pistons' game Wednesday against Orlando because of an illness.
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  • Aaron Gordon Threw Down A Double-Clutch Reverse Dunk Off A Half…

    Aaron Gordon Threw Down A Double-Clutch Reverse Dunk Off A Half-Court Lob From Brandon Jennings

    dimemag.com Mar 18
    Yes, this double-clutch reverse jam by Aaron Gordon off a half-court lob is absolutely eye-popping. But we know what the Orlando Magic high-flier and Slam Dunk Contest runner up is capable of in the air by now. What we’re far less certain of is how Gord…
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  • Victor Oladipo Needed Every Inch Of His Vertical Leap To Block …

    Victor Oladipo Needed Every Inch Of His Vertical Leap To Block Will Barton’s Dunk At The Rim

    dimemag.com Mar 15
    Will Barton and Victor Oladipo are former participants in the Slam Dunk Contest. Needless to say, theatrics are inevitable when a pair of high-fliers like this meet at the rim. Advantage for now? Oladipo. Next time? Don’t be surprised if Barton gets the…
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  • Aaron Gordon Launched For An Impossibly Explosive Reverse Dunk …

    Aaron Gordon Launched For An Impossibly Explosive Reverse Dunk Over Nikola Jokic

    dimemag.com Mar 15
    Every single jam performed by Aaron Gordon in the best Dunk Contest ever came off two feet. As this impossibly quick reverse jam makes abundantly clear, though, the Orlando Magic high-flier is incredibly explosive launching off one leg, too.
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  • Blazers' Davis ejected against Magic

    Blazers' Davis ejected against Magic

    nba.com Mar 13
    Portland Trail Blazers reserve Ed Davis was ejected with 2:42 remaining in the third quarter of their game against the Orlando Magic for a flagrant foul on Jason Smith.
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  • Here’s Proof Russell Westbrook Didn’t Really Get 20 Assists Aga…

    Here’s Proof Russell Westbrook Didn’t Really Get 20 Assists Against The Clippers

    dimemag.com Mar 10
    USA TODAY Sports On Wednesday night, Russell Westbrook had himself a ballgame. Playing their fellow second-tier contenders, the Los Angeles Clippers, Russ scored 25 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished 20 assists in the first 20-assist triple-double s…
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  • Kevin Durant Offered Up Some High Praise After Russell Westbroo…

    Kevin Durant Offered Up Some High Praise After Russell Westbrook’s Historic Triple-Double

    dimemag.com Mar 10
    Russell Westbrook broke through another wall against the Clippers on Wednesday evening. The explosive Thunder guard put up a gaudy stat line of 25 points, 20 assists and 11 rebounds. Westbrook joined Magic Johnson and Isaiah Thomas as the only players t…
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  • Dennis Scott Defends Steph Curry Against A Growing Chorus Of Na…

    Dennis Scott Defends Steph Curry Against A Growing Chorus Of Naysayers

    dimemag.com Mar 9
    Getty Image Dennis Scott knows what he’s talking about. Even if the “3-D” character he plays on NBA TV seems buffoonish to you, the former Magic sharpshooter set an NBA record for three-pointers in 1996 with 269. The previous high, set just a year befor…
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  • Aaron Gordon unleashes dunk contest-quality windmill in transit…

    Aaron Gordon unleashes dunk contest-quality windmill in transition

    yahoo.com Mar 9
    Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon has parlayed his amazing performance in last month's dunk contest to increased fame, gaining media attention and generally becoming the sort of player people discuss as a true up-and-coming talent. The second-year pro …
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  • Has Stephen Curry Really Been ‘Bailing Out’ The Warriors Lately…

    Has Stephen Curry Really Been ‘Bailing Out’ The Warriors Lately?

    dimemag.com Mar 8
    Getty Image After a stunning and inexplicable loss to the Lakers on Sunday, followed by a close call against the Orlando Magic on Monday, it was inevitable that the basketball world would start sounding the alarms for the Warriors. It’s all a bit of an …
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  • Draymond Green Played Against The Magic Despite Being Too Sick …

    Draymond Green Played Against The Magic Despite Being Too Sick To Swallow Before The Game

    dimemag.com Mar 8
    USA TODAY Sports Did Draymond Green look a little off on Monday night? We doubt it was the pressure after Kobe extolled the importance of Green to Golden State’s title-winning chances. And yes, the Dubs got an important win over the Magic, 119-113, afte…
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  • Warriors hold off Magic for record 45th home win in a row

    Warriors hold off Magic for record 45th home win in a row

    yahoo.com Mar 8
    Your browser does not support iframes. The Golden State Warriors' elite shooting touch deserted them during Sunday's shocking loss to the woeful Los Angeles Lakers. It returned for Monday's home game against the Orlando Magic — just in time for the Warr…
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  • Bulls' Gibson out vs. Magic; Butler nears return

    Bulls' Gibson out vs. Magic; Butler nears return

    ESPN.com Mar 2
    Bulls' Gibson out vs. Magic; Butler nears return
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  • Shaq Refuses To Let His Ridiculous Superman Beef With Dwight Ho…

    Shaq Refuses To Let His Ridiculous Superman Beef With Dwight Howard Just Die Already

    dimemag.com Feb 29
    USA TODAY Sports Dwight Howard and Shaquille O’Neal‘s careers have followed eerily similar paths. They both started in Orlando with the Magic, but were eventually lured away by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to join the Lakers, and reap all the bene…
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  • Mario Hezonja Breaks Free For The Two-Handed Flush Off The Open…

    Mario Hezonja Breaks Free For The Two-Handed Flush Off The Opening Tip

    dimemag.com Feb 28
    Leave it to the Philadelphia 76ers to give up a wide-open dunk immediately after tip-off. That’s what happened at the start of their Sunday afternoon matinee against the Orlando Magic when Mario Hezonja beat Jahlil Okafor to the loose ball and took it i…
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  • Here’s Steph Curry Hitting 128 Threes Over 128 Games In 128 Sec…

    Here’s Steph Curry Hitting 128 Threes Over 128 Games In 128 Seconds

    dimemag.com Feb 27
    128 threes in 128 straight-games in 128 seconds ☔ #Steph3Streak — GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) February 26, 2016 On Thursday, Steph Curry set a new NBA record with 128 games with a three-pointer as he dropped in 10 of them in the Warriors’ win over t…
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  • Video - Magic Stun Blazers 00:51

    Magic Stun Blazers

    Mar 20
    Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton and Nikola Vucevic each scored 22 points in the Magic's 111-104 win over the Blazers.
  • Video - Why Elfrid Payton Should Be Rookie Of Year 01:29

    Why Elfrid Payton Should Be Rookie Of Year

    Mar 19
    ESPN director of production analytics Ben Alamar makes the case for why Magic guard Elfrid Payton should be the NBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Video - Rondo's No-Look, Over-The-Head Pass 00:17

    Rondo's No-Look, Over-The-Head Pass

    Mar 18
    Mavs guard Rajon Rondo threw a full-court, no-look, over-the-head assist to teammate Monta Ellis for the layup against the Orlando Magic.
  • Video - Magic's Surge Not Enough Against Mavs 01:32

    Magic's Surge Not Enough Against Mavs

    Mar 18
    The Magic erased a 22-point deficit but fell to the Mavericks 107-102.