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: 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 in what turned out to be a 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.

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The Step Back: The Penny drops

On this day in 1993, the Orlando Magic acquired the draft rights to Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway, ushering in a franchise-defining era that ultimately ended in heartache.

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The Step Back: Air apparent

He had the hops and the hype, but Vince Carter, who was named Rookie of the Year on this day in 1999, fell some way short of the dizzy, Jordanesque heights his early promise suggested he might reach.

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The Step Back: Ewing some, you lose some

On this day in 1985, the New York Knicks won their first ever NBA Draft Lottery, allowing them to pick franchise-altering big-man Patrick Ewing No. 1 overall.

The Step Back: The long goodbye of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

This day in 1989 marked the culmination of The Captain’s season-long farewell, which gave teams around the NBA an opportunity to celebrate the career of a true great.

The Step Back: All-Star State

On this day in 2010, the annual NBA All-Star game played out in front of a whopping 108,713 fans – the largest ever crowd to watch a basketball game – in Arlington, Texas.

The Step Back: Magic’s Moment

On this day in 1996, Magic Johnson came out of retirement to play his final stretch of games for the Los Angeles Lakers, five years after testing positive for the HIV virus

The Step Back: Carving out a ‘Nique

On this day in 2001, the Atlanta Hawks celebrated the brilliance of Dominique Wilkins by retiring his jersey