An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
If you have a dad that's incredible at basketball, you have uncanny video editing skills or you forgot about Father's Day and are looking to somehow make up for it, the Drib has the contest for you.
Dwyane Wade will be hosting the Citi Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp from Aug. 16-19. And over those four days, two dads will get to play basketball with Wade.
For those interested, you need to...Read more »
Forbes released its list of the highest-paid athletes in the world over the past year, including 13 NBA players in the top 100.
LeBron James led the way among NBAers, coming in fourth on the list. According to Forbes, James earned $53 million last year; $13 million in salary, and $40 million in endorsements.
Among James' endorsement deals, according to Forbes, were Nike, McDonald's,...Read more »
Forget rubbing elbows: Guillermo from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" managed to rub facial hair with Dwyane Wayne . . . err, Wade.
The sports correspondent was let loose at NBA Media Day, interviewing (and insulting) several stars, including Wade, Derek Fisher, Mario Chalmers, Chris Bosh, Kevin Durant, James Harden and LeBron James.
Guillermo had an "exclusive" interview with...Read more »
Russell Westbrook's running "lay-up" from the free throw line topped the NBA's list of the best circus shots from the 2011-12 season.
With the Thunder and Lakers tied at 70 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, Westbrook took off on a breakaway. He was fouled just inside the free throw line, and heaved up a finger roll from the elbow that dropped.
Oklahoma City went on...Read more »
At the end of January, it looked like it was time to stick a fork in Kevin Garnett.
The 17-year veteran was averaging just 13.5 points per game -- on pace for the lowest average since his rookie year, when Garnett came off the bench for half the season -- on worse than 50 percent from the floor. The low mark had Garnett tracking toward a scoring average worse than 15 points for the third...Read more »
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.
Sometimes, you're really good, then on top of that you get lucky, and then you hit a ridiculous shot.
As part of a 28-point night, LeBron James managed to score on an absurd, running baby hook off the glass during Miami's series-clinching 105-93 win over Indiana. James cooly glanced at the Pacers bench after hitting the shot, as if to say,...Read more »
NBA MVP LeBron James and the man who may have replaced him as the league's most polarizing player, Dwight Howard, were both named to the All-NBA First Team, the league announced today.
Joining James and Howard on the first team were Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul.
James averaged 27.1 points, 6.2 assists and 7.9 rebounds en route to his third MVP award. This year also marks...Read more »
A quick glance at the box score might not show much intrigue from Game 5 of the Heat-Pacers series. Miami rolled to a 32-point win, LeBron James (30 points) and Dwyane Wade (28) dominated, and Indiana's scoring-by-committee strategy was inept, with nobody scoring more than 11 points.
Look deeper at said box score, though, and you see a big fat "3" under the "flagrant fouls"...Read more »
Last night, for just the second time in Dwyane Wade's career, the Miami Heat shooting guard was held to less than 10 points in a playoff game.
The first time was in the 2004 postseason. Wade shot 1-for-8 from the field, finishing with two points, as the Heat lost to the Hornets, 77-71. Then a 22-year-old rookie, Wade's Heat were up 2-0 heading into the game, and wound up winning the series...Read more »
Last year, Mike Bibby spent part of the season with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.
Last night, Wade acted like it never happened.
In the second quarter of the Heat 104-94 win over the Knicks, Bibby lost his shoe on Miami's end of the court off a Mike Miller missed trey. Wade saw the shoe, picked it up, and tossed it toward the baseline, then cooly backpedaled on defense while smirking...Read more »