Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Luol Deng believes Great Britain's hoops future is bright

Britain's Luol Deng is surrounded as he looks

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Great Britain's performance in the 2012 London Games was underwhelming; a 1-4 record, -25 scoring differential, and fifth-place finish in Group B.

Still, the team's star player, 27-year-old Bulls forward Luol Deng, is confident about the country's future. The first step, Deng mentioned, is improving the education of the country's youngest players.

"There's good coaches out...

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Today's interactive Google Olympic Doodle: Basketball

Google Doodle on Aug. 8, 2012.

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As it has throughout the Olympics, Google rolled out a new sports-themed Doodle this morning. Today's sport? Basketball. And for the second straight day, it's an interactive game.

Users are challenged to connect on shots first from the free throw line, then the top of the key, then the three-point line and beyond. You get 24 seconds to shoot using the spacebar as your power lever.


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Coming to a mall near you: MarShon Brooks

New Jersey Nets' MarShon Brooks shoots against Charlotte

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If you live or work in the Paramus, N.J. area, or if you're a diehard Brooklyn Nets fan and want to meet someone who projects to be one of the best sixth men in the league next year, it's worth stopping at the Paramus Park Mall Tuesday at 4 p.m. Nets sophomore shooting guard MarShon Brooks will be on hand Champs Sports as part of a meet-and-greet.

Brooks, a Providence alum, averaged 12.6 points...

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