Sean Guest

Sean is the site's resident hoops historian, exploring some of the NBA's most significant moments through the 'Step Back' series. He's also written for Fansided's Orlando Magic Daily and the Last Word on Sports network.

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The Step Back: The Dr is in (Philadelphia)

On this day in 1976, the Philadelphia 76ers bought Julius ‘Dr J’ Erving for $3 million, transforming the franchise into a contender overnight.

Nikola Vucevic
Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic’s catch-22

The Orlando Magic have a turbulent history with centers. Now, Nikola Vucevic’s future presents the franchise with another difficult decision. Resident Magic fan, Sean Guest explains.

Jim Boylen fired
Defending the indefensible: Boylen’s blitz spirit not enough for the Bulls

In Jim Boylen’s defense, Sean Guest breaks down the five minutes during the former Chicago Bulls’ coach’s tenure when his team was effective

Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder were the surprise of the regular season, but can they make some noise in the playoffs?

Many expected the Oklahoma City Thunder to be basement dwellers out West this season. Instead, Chris Paul has them comfortably heading towards the postseason. Sean Guest looks at why the Thunder have been so effective and what lies ahead for them in the Orlando Bubble.

The Step Back: Nothing but Garnett (and Pierce and Allen)

On this day in 2007, the Boston Celtics renewed their relevance as a force in the NBA by trading for Kevin Garnett. Sean Guest looks back on the franchise-changing moment.

Revisiting The Decision

Sean Guest steps into the timemachine and takes us back to July 2010, a time where Katy Perry’s California Gurls ruled the Billboard Charts and a certain player, who goes by the name of LeBron James, hosted a 75 minute television special called The Decision.

The Step Back: The Penny drops

For this installment, we’re heading back to 1993: the year Jurassic Park hit cinemas; the…

The Step Back: Air apparent

He had the hops and the hype, but Sean Guest looks back on Vince Carter’s run as ‘the next Michael Jordan’ as a series of missed opportunities

The Step Back: Ewing some, you lose some

On this day in NBA history, the New York Knicks won the rights to the number one pick in the 1985 Draft to pick Patrick Ewing, who would change the face of the franchise, but not their ability to win a championship