Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Poll: Which star will be the best fit with his new team?

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum dunks against

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Dwight Howard is heading to the Lakers. And so ends the latest edition of "NBA superstars strong-arm their way out of town."

There's little doubt that Dwight Howard's arrival in Los Angeles will have the greatest impact of any piece of this trade. But which star will be the best fit in his new home?

Will Howard take his game to a new level alongside Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant...

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Kobe to Howard: Welcome to Hollywood

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) shoots

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It's Facebook Official.

Shortly before the four-team blockbuster deal that will send Dwight Howard to Los Angeles was made official on a call with the league office, Kobe Bryant welcomed Howard to the Lakers and wished Andrew Bynum well in a post on his Facebook fan page.

Kobe wrote: Well, it looks like Superman has found a home. I wish nothing but the best for Big Bynum. I hope he follows...

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Lakers acquire Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic looks on

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UPDATE: The Magic officially announced the trade in a press release.

After months of rumors, reports and demands, Dwight Howard is about to get his wish.

According to several reports, Howard will be dealt from the Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a monster four-team blockbuster deal. Adrian Wojnarowski reports the deal could be official as soon as Friday.


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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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Could Andrew Bynum, Dwight Howard swap coasts?

Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard, right, makes a move

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Could an All-World center be heading from Disney World to Disneyland for the second time in 16 years?

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Magic management is intrigued by Lakers center Andrew Bynum as the potential centerpiece of a deal that would send Dwight Howard to L.A. On the flip side, Jarrod N. Rudolph of RealGM reports that Lakers management is prepared...

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World Peace says Bynum league's 'best center'

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Metta World Peace made no secret how he felt about teammate Andrew Bynum in an interview set to air tonight on WLIE 540 AM:

"Andrew is the best center in the NBA."

World Peace -- who made no mention of Dwight Howard -- pegged Bynum as the league's best as part of a wide-ranging interview with Siddique Farooqi and Ammad Sheikh of the South Asian Sports Network.

On the...

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LeBron, Dwight named to All-NBA First Team

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat posts

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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...

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CP3's Shammgod dribble from Saturday and the NBA top 10

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, left,

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In case you haven't noticed, James Harden has arrived.

The Oklahoma City guard, who has started just two of 60 games this year, scored 40 points in 36 minutes off the bench last night, leading the Thunder past the Suns, 109-97.

Harden's offensive game has taken a major step forward in his third season in Oklahoma City. He is averaging 16.8 points on 48.9 percent shooting, including 39.1...

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Andrew Bynum tried to steal the ball from a teammate

Los Angeles Lakers' Andrew Bynum (17) reacts after

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What has gotten into Andrew Bynum?

After pulling down 30 -- THIRTY -- boards in the Lakers' 98-84 win over the Spurs last night, Bynum inexplicably tried to steal the ball from Steve Blake in the final seconds, presumably to take his favorite shot: a three.

Blake prevented Bynum from getting the ball, and time expired.

After the game, Bynum spoke about shooting the ball...

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That Andrew Bynum three-point attempt you've heard about

Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers

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Andrew Bynum was benched by Mike Brown during the Lakers' 104-101 win over the Warriors Thursday night.

Let's venture and say it was with good reason.

The 7-0 center, 1-for-7 from downtown in his career entering the night, fired a three early in the third quarter with 16 seconds left on the shot clock. Not surprisingly, Bynum's attempt was WAY off, short and off right iron.


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