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: 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

Gary Payton
The Step Back: Tough Glove

On this day in the year 2000, Gary Payton secured his place in Seattle Supersonics’ lore, surpassing ‘Downtown’ Fred Brown as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer

The Step Back: Miller Time

In this new series, Sean Guest revisits key events from NBA history, evaluating their impact on the players and teams involved, as well as the league and the sport more broadly

After their slow start, can the Sacramento Kings still be regal?

After a big improvement last season, the Sacramento Kings have taken a step back. Sean Guest looks at what they can do to turn things around.

Game 5 of the NBA Finals gave us everything, including a glimpse of what might have been

With the Golden State Warriors playing a do-or-die game during their last trip to the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Sean Guest wonders if this was the NBA Finals series we were promised against the Toronto Raptors

2009: Remembering a time when the Orlando Magic mattered

10 years ago to the day, the Orlando Magic made history in the NBA Finals. Now, just the memory remains, but Sean Guest is feeling nostalgic

Warriors Game 4
Should we be worried about the Warriors?

Heading into these NBA Finals the Golden State Warriors looked dead set to win their third straight title. But down 2-1 to the Raptors with injuries to star players mounting, the odds are no longer stacked in their favour. Is now an appropriate time to worry about the Warriors?