Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Barack Obama makes Mitt Romney-Jeremy Lin analogy, according to aide

U.S. President Barack Obama puts his hand to

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Just like Superman and Kryptonite, Jeremy Lin's got the Miami Heat.

And just like Lin and the Heat, Mitt Romney's got Barack Obama?

In a profile titled, "The Competitor in Chief," which appeared on page-A1 of the the Sept. 3, 2012 New York Times, a presidential aide quotes President Obama's use of a basketball analogy involving the GOP presidential candidate, Lin and the NBA...

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Jeremy Lin covers from New York and Houston

Knicks guard Jeremy Lin talks to the media

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Jeremy Lin was a headline writer's dream, his last name a consistent source for basketball puns both good and bad. He was a fixture on back covers in the New York area during his breakthrough prompting clever, bizarre and awkward headlines.

As Lin bolts New York for the south, here's a look through at how the local papers and Lin's new hometown paper, the Houston Chronicle, played the story:


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Nuggets add Anthony Randolph; Hill to Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves' Anthony Randolph meets with the media

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Steve Nash is really bummed out. Why? One of Nash's former teammates will play for his new rival, the Clippers, during the 2012-13 season.

Here's a roundup of the free agent news you missed overnight:

Knick don't match on Lin

Just days after Mike Woodson told the media Jeremy Lin would start at point guard for the Knicks during the 2012-13 season, the franchise opted not to match...

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Roundup: Duncan staying put, Williams to Hawks

Philadelphia 76ers' Lou Williams (23) reacts with fans

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The moratorium on free agents officially signing with teams was lifted at midnight Wednesday. And as expected, Deron Williams signed with the Nets, and Steve Nash was shipped to the Lakers.

The rumor mill is still churning, though, and figures to heat up now that teams can start to lock up players for the 2012-13 season. Here are some of the latest:

Hornets will match on Gordon


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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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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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Video: Melo talks nutrition, Jeremy Lin

Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, right, and Jeremy Lin, left,

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Carmelo Anthony, the new EVP of PowerCoco sports drink, spoke recently about how highly he values nutrition and what prompted him to eat healthier.

"There's a lot of products that are being made for kids that, believe it or not, are not really right for them," Anthony said. "For me, being an athlete, I can relate to that. There are certain things I don't want to eat, there's...

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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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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.


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Derrick Rose leads jersey sales; Lin second

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) stands in

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Chicago Bulls point guard and 2011 MVP Derrick Rose had the best-selling NBA jersey from April 2011-2012.

Rose overtook LeBron James as the league's most popular jersey.

Last season, Rose played in 81 games for the Bulls, averaging 25.0 points and 7.7 assists per game en route to the MVP. This year, though, Rose battled injuries; he appeared in just 39 games, and averaged 21.8 points...

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