Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

The Cadillac Escalade that Jason Kidd reportedly crashed in Water Mill

A Cadillac Escalade owned by the Knicks' Jason

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Newsday freelance photographer James Carbone snapped this picture of Jason Kidd's 2010 Cadillac Escalade. According to police, Kidd drove the car into a utility pole at the corner of Cobb Road and Little Cobb Road in Water Mill on Sunday.

Police arrested Kidd on a charge of driving while intoxicated, and said that Kidd "smelled heavily of an alcoholic beverage" and was "very...

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King, Blaylock, Kidd, Williams and the 21 biggest Nets trades

Nov. 3, 1992 Hawks trade Rumeal Robinson to

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OK, so Dwight Howard isn't getting traded to the Nets. At least, reports suggest that's the case. Heck, by the time you finish reading this, the trade talks might be back on.

But that won't stop us from having some Nets trade-themed fun, right?

Newsday looked back in Nets history and selected 21 of the biggest trades in franchise history. Starting with the team's acquisition of Tiny...

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Jeremy Lin, the Jason Kidd signing and the Knicks

Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd (2) and

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On the same day Jeremy Lin, arguably the Knicks' most popular player, reportedly agreed to sign an offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, a Hall of Fame point guard reportedly agreed to take his talents to the Big Apple.

OK, let's take a step back. The 39-year-old Jason Kidd the Knicks reportedly signed to a three-year, $9 million deal isn't the same Jason Kidd that averaged near-double-doubles...

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Report: No deal for Mavericks, Jason Kidd

Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd bringing the ball

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UPDATE: ESPN.com's Marc Stein, citing sources, reports via Twitter that Jason Kidd has instead decided to sign with the Knicks. Check newsday.com/sports for updates.

From earlier . . .

After striking out on Deron Williams and Steve Nash, the Mavericks may finally be nearing a deal with a starting point guard.

According to ESPN's Jeff Caplan, the Mavs and veteran point guard Jason...

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Jason Kidd wins NBA Sportsmanship Award

Mavericks guard Jason Kidd in an undated file

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Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd beat out five other players for the 2011-12 NBA Sportsmanship Award, the league announced today.

The award, according to the NBA, is given to the player that "reflects the ideals of sportmanship -- ethical behavior, fair play and integrity."

Kidd received 93 first-place votes of a possible 334. NBA players voted on the award.

Kidd...

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Jeremy Lin among Sportsmanship Award finalists

New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin looks on before

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Injury may keep Jeremy Lin from being named the league's Most Improved Player, but the Knicks point guard now has another chance at some NBA hardward.

Lin was named one of six NBA finalists for the 2011-12 NBA Sportsmanship Award. The award is given to the player who "best represents the ideals of sportmanship on the court."

The finalists, one from each division, were narrowed...

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