Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Kobe Bryant dunks against the Nets

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant smiles during

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Kobe Bryant scored 21 points as the short-handed Lakers beat the Nets, 92-83, on Tuesday.

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All anyone is talking about is Kobe Bryant's dunk that both Gerald Wallace AND Kris Humphries missed blocking. John Legend, in the background near the end of the video, can't believe it just happened. Neither can anyone else in the crowd. Check out Kobe doin' work in slow motion:


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Mayo to Mavs; Jamison heading to Hollywood?

Memphis Grizzlies' O.J. Mayo (32) shoots in the

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The pickins are growing slimmer for NBA teams in search of free agent help this offseason. O.J. Mayo and Antawn Jamison both appear to be headed to new teams, meaning the market may begin to look more friendly for players such as Matt Barnes, Jodie Meeks and Carlos Delfino.

Here's a roundup of the latest NBA moves, followed by a ranking of the top 10 free agents still available:


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Top 10 NBA free agents still available

Cleveland Cavaliers' Antawn Jamison (4) shoots over New

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At the start of the offseason, Newsday compiled a list of the 65 best free agents available this summer. Less than 36 hours after the moratorium on officially signing players to contracts was lifted, 46 of those players have either officially signed deals, or reportedly agreed to terms on new contracts.

Here are the 10 best who have yet to sign, with the latest rumors involving each player:


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Ibaka with the top defensive play of the year

Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder

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In a highlight dominated by rejections, who better to lead the way than the NBA's top shot-blocker, Serge Ibaka?

Ibaka, who led the league by averaging 3.65 blocks per game -- the highest single-season mark since Theo Ratliff averaged 3.74 blocks per game during the 2000-01 season -- had the top defensive play of the year, according to a countdown released by the NBA.

During a 96-90...

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