Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

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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The 23 foreign NBAers (and counting) who will play in the Olympics

ANDERSON VAREJAO Brazil Cleveland Cavaliers Olympic history: First

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As Team USA's final roster for the 2012 Olympics was announced, the Drib compiled a gallery profiling each NBA player who will represent a foreign country in London.

So far, 23 NBA players have clinched spots at the Games; five for Team France, five for Team Spain, four for Team Argentina, four for Team Brazil, and one each for Teams China, Australia, Great Britain, Lithuania and Russia.


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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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Blake Griffin the reason for Pau Gasol's nightmares

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, goes

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Blake Griffin's got Pau Gasol wondering "Where did I go wrong."

Griffin posterized Gasol not once, but twice in the Lakers-Clippers game last night.

The first dunk came early in the game. Off a missed three-point attempt by Randy Foye, Griffin jumped over Gasol to slam home the put-back.

Later in the game, Griffin Mozgov'd Gasol, using the Lakers forward's face...

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Pau Gasol, singing sensation

Pau Gaso

The Lakers didn't play yesterday. Naturally, that meant Pau Gasol was a featured performer at the "UNICEF Playlist with the A-List" at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.

Gasol was brought on stage while The Fray were performing and, naturally, took over lead vocals for one of the band's major hits, "How to Save a Life."

I'm going to be honest . . . Gasol's pipes aren't...

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