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 How the best ever Sacramento Kings team missed the NBA Finals, then deterioratedSB Nation
5 days ago
In early 2002, the Sacramento Kings looked like they might be the next NBA dynasty. They were well on their way to the Finals, ...
 How the Mavericks fell from world champions to the team nobody wanted to joinSB Nation
1 months ago
In 2011 the Dallas Mavericks were on top of the world. A team in the truest sense of the word, veteran role players bolstered the ...
 How the Minnesota Timberwolves squandered Kevin Garnett's prime, then lost himSB Nation
1 months ago
Believe it or not, the Minnesota Timberwolves were once really good. In 2004, the LA Lakers dynasty crumbled, and a vacuum ...
 How the Panthers' 15-win season and potential dynasty went up in smokeSB Nation
26 days ago
The 2015 Carolina Panthers were fun, they were great, and they completely blew their chance at being one of the best ever.
 How the Pistons went from the brink of a dynasty to over 10 years without a playoff win | CollapseSB Nation
1 years ago
The Detroit Pistons and their president of basketball operations, Joe Dumars, had constructed a magnificent roster that went out ...
 How the Lakers fell from contention to ruin during Kobe Bryant’s final seasonsSB Nation
11 months ago
As far as basketball goes, Kobe Bryant had what he needed by 2010. Without Shaq sharing his spotlight, Bryant won consecutive ...
 The Worst NBA Owner: Donald SterlingSB Nation
2 years ago
NBA owners come in all sizes: the overbearing loudmouth, the cheapskate, the hands-off for better or worse. But when it comes to ...
 Allen Iverson never won an NBA championship. Here's what left him empty-handed.SB Nation
2 months ago
What stood in the way of Allen Iverson earning a ring? It's tempting to simply say “practice,” but that oversimplifies all the factors ...
 Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco started out as bash brothers, and ended up with bash beefSB Nation
19 days ago
Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco are the sluggers known for huge hits, huge muscles, and hitting their huge forearms together in ...
 Remember when Jeremy Lin became a Knicks superstar for 3 weeks?SB Nation
1 years ago
You probably remember Linsanity, the whirlwind period in 2012 where Jeremy Lin went from "fringe player barely hanging on to ...
 How the Chicago Bulls self-destructed after Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson left | CollapseSB Nation
1 years ago
When the game's best player and best coach leave you in the same offseason, the only way to go is down. Fast. In 1998, the ...
 J.R. Smith's NBA Finals blunder deserves a deep rewind | Warriors vs Cavaliers 2018SB Nation
1 years ago
The Cavaliers and Warriors battled in the NBA Finals four consecutive years. LeBron James versus Steph Curry and the Warriors ...
 Shaq once had to fight his grouchy little teammateSB Nation
12 days ago
You're smaller than Shaq. We feel pretty safe assuming that. With that in mind ... what would it take for you to try to fight the big guy ...
 How the Knicks' terrible leadership turned a contender into 20 years of miserySB Nation
1 years ago
Two important things happened to the mighty New York Knicks in 1999: First, after years of contending and one very strange ...
 Karl Malone and John Stockton never won an NBA championship. Here's what left them empty-handed.SB Nation
5 months ago
Karl Malone and John Stockton might just be the best duo in NBA history to fall short of winning it all. That might even extend to all ...
 Vince Carter's 10-year beef with Toronto included Nelly, a possible body slam, and so many injuriesSB Nation
3 months ago
Over the course of two decades, Vince Carter has gone from maybe the most beloved athlete in Toronto to maybe the most ...
 The infamous "Malice at the Palace" fight needs a deep rewind | 2004 Pacers-PistonsSB Nation
1 years ago
You probably remember plenty about the Malice at the Palace - Ron Artest charging into the stands, Ben Wallace and his brother ...
 The Worst Super Bowl loss was so famously bad that all we have to say is 28-3SB Nation
10 months ago
The 2016 Atlanta Falcons were on the verge of accomplishing something the franchise had never achieved. Something that a city ...
 How the Nets wasted a prime championship opportunity, then fell apart and left the state | CollapseSB Nation
1 years ago
In the mid-2000s, the NBA's Western Conference faltered a bit, allowing for the Eastern Conference to swoop in and win a couple ...
 Tiger Woods’ greatest win came after a 28-hole Sunday in the 2005 MastersSB Nation
1 years ago
Tiger Woods may have ended his longest drought with a win at the 2018 Tour Championship but we take a look back at his mini ...
 Steve Nash never won an NBA championship. Here's what left him empty-handed.SB Nation
9 months ago
Steve Nash has every individual accolade an NBA player could dream of, but his teams never won a championship, never even ...
 Derek Fisher's 0.4-second playoff buzzer-beater deserves a deep rewind | 2004 Lakers-Spurs Game 5SB Nation
2 years ago
Game 5 between the Lakers and Spurs in the 2004 Playoffs was...kind of weird. Big moments came from unexpected sources, ...
 This awful NBA free agency decision involved a Jason Kidd rescue mission and ... Patrick Roy?SB Nation
1 months ago
NBA free agency is weird to begin with. NBA free agency gets especially weird when a player changes his mind mid-stream.
 The worst NFL coaching decision was so bad, a turnover would've been betterSB Nation
1 years ago
NFL owners pay their head coaches millions of dollars every year to do one thing and one thing only: win. Well once upon a time, ...
 How the Thunder failed to win a title after drafting three MVPs in a rowSB Nation
12 months ago
The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden on the same team under the age of 24.
 Scottie Pippen's beef with Charles Barkley is what happens when you don't listen to Michael JordanSB Nation
2 months ago
Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen as his wingman on the dynastic Chicago Bulls, but away from the court, one of MJ's closest ...
 How Randy Moss fell short of a Super Bowl despite being one of the greatest of all timeSB Nation
8 months ago
Plenty of athletes have proclaimed themselves to be “the greatest,” but few have the individual accolades to back it up like Randy ...
 How fast can you foul out of an NBA game? | High ScoreSB Nation
1 years ago
Why would someone foul out of an NBA game really fast? One of the NBA's strangest leaderboards features all kinds of players ...
 How the Marlins accidentally won another World Series in the middle of falling apart | CollapseSB Nation
1 years ago
The Florida Marlins became the fastest MLB expansion team to win the World Series when they won it all in 1997, their fifth ...
 How Canada destroyed the first OlympicsSB Nation
2 years ago
The first Winter Olympics were a bit lopsided at times. There's no better example than the Canadian hockey team that won the ...
 Slow free throws led to a Dwight Howard suspension | Weird RulesSB Nation
2 years ago
One of the most commonly known rules in the NBA is the 24 second shot clock. But one of the least known and least enforced is ...
 Roy Keane’s World Cup beef with Mick McCarthy got him kicked off the Irish National TeamSB Nation
2 months ago
Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane are both Irish soccer sensations.Mick saw greatness playing for Ireland, and then became a ...
 David Beckham’s last-second free kick against Greece deserves a deep rewindSB Nation
1 years ago
It's October 6th, 2001. We're at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Greece leads the Three Lions two-to-one in the 93rd minute, ...
 How the Buccaneers fell apart after dominating the 2002 Super Bowl | CollapseSB Nation
1 years ago
In 2002, Jon Gruden was hired away from the Oakland Raiders and became the new head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
 This awful NBA free agency decision involved a Jason Kidd rescue mission and ... Patrick Roy?SB Nation
1 months ago
NBA free agency is weird to begin with. NBA free agency gets especially weird when a player changes his mind mid-stream.
 A disgraced ref, the FBI, and the Kings-Lakers 2002 Western Conference Finals conspiracy theorySB Nation
1 years ago
When the Kings lost Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals to the Lakers, Sacramento fans and a lot of the national ...
 Shaq and Olajuwon’s Game 1 battle in the 1995 NBA Finals deserves a deep rewindSB Nation
1 years ago
The 1995 Finals had a ton of star power - a very young Shaq and Penny for the top seeded Orlando Magic, Hakeem and Drexler ...
 What if the Hornets never traded Kobe Bryant to the Lakers?SB Nation
4 years ago
In the wake of Kobe Bryant wrapping up his Hall of Fame career with a scintillating, 60-point outburst reminiscent of yesteryear, ...
 How Giannis Antetokounmpo dominates without a jump shotSB Nation
2 years ago
With the size and strength of a big, the agility and speed of a guard, and athleticism that's almost impossible to deal with, Giannis ...
 Tracy McGrady's 13 points in 33 seconds deserves a deep rewindSB Nation
1 years ago
It's December 9th, 2004, in Houston, Texas. Less than a third of the way through the regular season, the surging 16-4 Spurs are ...
 Mike Tyson's historic fight against Buster Douglas deserves a deep rewindSB Nation
1 years ago
On February 11, 1990, Mike Tyson fought James “Buster” Douglas in Tokyo, Japan for the heavyweight title. It was the tenth title ...
 Jordan's iconic final shot as a Bull requires a deep rewind | 1998 NBA Finals Game 6SB Nation
2 years ago
Michael Jordan's shot with 5.2 seconds left to clinch the 1998 NBA Finals in Salt Lake City is one of the most memorable moments ...
 Gilbert Arenas' critical shot in the 2005 NBA Playoffs needs a deep rewind | Wizards vs. BullsSB Nation
5 months ago
Long-suffering Wizards fans will remember this moment. And while I'm not about to call Bulls fans “long-suffering” the fact that this ...
 The quarterback hit that forced the NFL to consider safety | Weird RulesSB Nation
1 years ago
Think the NFL rules about hitting quarterbacks are dumb? Well, at least they have rules now. In 1970, Ben Davidson hit Len ...
 Quentin Richardson vs. Paul Pierce was a confusing, embarrassingly one-sided NBA feud | Beef HistorySB Nation
1 years ago
In his 13 years in the NBA, Quentin Richardson played for 5 franchises, led the league in three pointers one season, was traded ...
 One of the all-time greatest NFL teams didn't even make the playoffs | DorktownSB Nation
11 months ago
Even the greatest teams are only a handful of disastrous plays away from missing the playoffs entirely. We'll prove it. In fact, the ...
 The Kick Six, Auburn’s Iron Bowl miracle vs. Alabama, deserves a deep rewindSB Nation
1 years ago
It's November 30th, 2013. We're in Auburn, Alabama, for the 78th Iron Bowl. The #4 Tigers have drawn even with the #1 Crimson ...