NBA Trade Deadline: Ghosts of Deadlines Past

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NBA Trade Deadline: Ghosts of Deadlines Past
Nobody loves trade rumors more than Ric Bucher

No event in sports is as consistently anticlimactic as the NBA trade deadline. Every year dozens of stars are floated about in trade rumors, and every year those guys stay put while we're treated to a slew of Fred Jones for Juan Dixon-type deals.

This year, the trade deadline will pass with Dwight Howard wearing Magic blue while a grand total of 845,681,234 hours will have been wasted by the Internet on phony "Superman" trades. 

Just because the trades didn't happen, though, doesn't mean that we can't wonder "what if." Could titles have been swung? Could legacies have been redefined? Could I stop asking rhetorical questions? The answer is an emphatic "Yes."

We're going to go back to look at the biggest deals of each of the past five trade deadlines that didn't happen. 

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