Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

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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Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant on cover of NBA 2K13

The cover of NBA 2K13.

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Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant will grace the cover of NBA 2K13, 2K Sports announced Tuesday.

The 2K Sports series returns to active NBA players after using legends on the cover the previous two years; Michael Jordan was on the cover for NBA 2K11, and Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Jordan were on separate covers for NBA 2K12.

Unlike last season, Rose, Durant and Griffin...

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Jeremy Lin wins 'The Epic Award'

Injured Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin talks to

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The offseason awards keep piling up for point guard Jeremy Lin.

A breakout star in 2011-12, Lin was presented with "The Epic Award" at Wednesday night's NBA TV Social Media Awards for his 38-point performance against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on Feb. 12, 2012.

"The Epic Award" was given to the game that fans voted to be the best of the regular season.

Lin also...

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Game 4 tale of the tape: LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder

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We may be just 40 hours away from the end of the "LeBron James has no rings" memes.

Despite debilitating leg cramps, James nearly finished with a triple-double in Miami's 104-98 Game 4 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. James totaled 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds to lead the Heat to a 3-1 series lead.

On the opposite sideline, Kevin Durant was overshadowed by a masterful...

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LeBron James the highest-paid player in the league

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James listens to

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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,...

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Jimmy Kimmel's 'Guillermo' insults basically every superstar at the Finals

Guillermo and Dwyane Wade.

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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...

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Game 3 tale of the tape: LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks

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Remember back to Game 1, when a Miami Heat loss had detractors talking about LeBron James again not doing enough to grab an NBA title?

That might as well be ancient history.

James dropped 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Sunday night, leading the Heat to a 91-85 win over the Thunder and a 2-1 series lead. And now, instead of looking overmatched as they did after a series-opening loss,...

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Game 2 tale of the tape: LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat posts

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Oklahoma City's comeback attempt against the Heat fell short in Game 2 of the NBA Finals last night, as Miami managed to even the series at one game apiece.

Kevin Durant had an opportunity to tie the game with under 10 seconds left, but missed a seven-footer. LeBron James grabbed the rebound, was fouled, and drilled his two free throws to put the game away.

Here's a look at the tale...

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Game 1 tale of the tape: LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant

Miami Heat's LeBron James puts pressure on Oklahoma

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The big story surrounding this year's NBA Finals? No, not how many dunks Nick Collison will finish the series with, after throwing down a pair in the final 90 seconds of Oklahoma City's Game 1 win. Rather, the match-up between LeBron James and Kevin Durant, the game's two biggest stars.

So, starting today and following each game of the NBA finals, check the Drib for a table showing the stats...

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James Harden's triple lifts OKC to win

James Harden #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder

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According to ESPN's John Hollinger, entering last night's Game 5 against the Spurs, Thunder guard James Harden hadn't hit a shot this season in the final three minutes of games within five points.

That changed in a big way.

Harden, who finished with 20 points off the bench for Oklahoma City, drilled a contested three with 28 seconds left in the game, pushing the Thunder to a 106-101...

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