Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Settle the 1992 vs. 2012 Olympic team debate in NBA 2K13

Game photo of the Dream Team on NBA

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What do Christian Laettner and Anthony Davis have in common? They'll both be available as Olympians on NBA 2K13.

2K Sports announced today via Twitter and Facebook that both the Dream Team and the 2012 Olympic team will be included in NBA 2K13, which comes out October 2.

The top-selling basketball video game franchise will also include "an enhanced My Player mode and all-new gameplay...

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You couldn't care about something less than Kevin Durant and James Harden care about the Dwight Howard trade

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, left, and James

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James Harden and Kevin Durant aren't losing any sleep, they're not apprehensive about the start of the season, and they're not considering quitting basketball since the Lakers acquired center Dwight Howard.

In fact, they couldn't care less.

The two Thunder stars and recent gold medalists were on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" promoting the Nike+ FuelBand Monday night when the...

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Yao Ming hangs out with his new friend, a rhino

Yao Ming, Wild Aid Ambassador and NBA star,

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Yao Ming, who has transitioned from star Rockets center to "Wild Aid Ambassador," was at the Ol-Pejetta Conservancy in Nanyuki, Kenya on Saturday.

Not many of us have the opportunity to visit the Ol-Pejetta Conservancy. Fewer get to feed a Northern White Rhino while we're there. Of course, even fewer of us are Yao Ming.

According to Kenya's Lifestyle Magazine, Yao is in Kenya...

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Reports: Rockets agree to deal with Carlos Delfino, team's 15th forward

Milwaukee Bucks forward Carlos Delfino, right, of Argentina,

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Carlos Delfino, one of the few impact players still available in free agency, is reportedly off to Houston.

Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle was the first to report that Delfino and the Rockets agreed on a two-year deal, the second year a team option.

Delfino, who will be 30 when the season starts, has played for three teams over a seven-year NBA career. He played with the Bucks...

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No. 11 and Newsday's newest 'Countdown' project

Denver Nuggets rookie forward Kenneth Faried, right, reats

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From the top 10 New York coaches and managers of all-time to the 14 best NBA lottery picks ever, "Countdown" is a collection of rankings compiled by Newsday's sports writers.

For the 2012-13 season, Newsday's two basketball beat writers, Al Iannazzone (Knicks) and Roderick Boone (Nets), in addition to your fearles Double Dribble leader, will add to the project by taking a crack at...

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Poll: Which star will be the best fit with his new team?

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum dunks against

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Dwight Howard is heading to the Lakers. And so ends the latest edition of "NBA superstars strong-arm their way out of town."

There's little doubt that Dwight Howard's arrival in Los Angeles will have the greatest impact of any piece of this trade. But which star will be the best fit in his new home?

Will Howard take his game to a new level alongside Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant...

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Kobe to Howard: Welcome to Hollywood

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) shoots

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It's Facebook Official.

Shortly before the four-team blockbuster deal that will send Dwight Howard to Los Angeles was made official on a call with the league office, Kobe Bryant welcomed Howard to the Lakers and wished Andrew Bynum well in a post on his Facebook fan page.

Kobe wrote: Well, it looks like Superman has found a home. I wish nothing but the best for Big Bynum. I hope he follows...

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Lakers acquire Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic looks on

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UPDATE: The Magic officially announced the trade in a press release.

After months of rumors, reports and demands, Dwight Howard is about to get his wish.

According to several reports, Howard will be dealt from the Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a monster four-team blockbuster deal. Adrian Wojnarowski reports the deal could be official as soon as Friday.

Wojnarowski...

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Report: 13.3% of NBA involved in Dwight Howard trade discussions

Dwight Howard, dunks over Memphis Grizzlies teammates Darrell

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He's back!

Just when you thought our long national Dwightmare was over, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Magic and Lakers have brought in two additional teams to work on the framework of a possible Dwight Howard blockbuster deal.

Wojnarowski, who wrote that no deal is imminent, mentioned a bevy of stars who may wind up switching homes, including Howard (who would...

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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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