Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Video: Top NBA dunks of the week

Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer reacts after missing

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We know you like dunks, so how about watching the top 10 NBA dunks of the week in the video embedded below. addCustomPlayer('1d6vmrdgiuaj01fgm6gsaziz3d', 'a3c2572eccce4b7f8e5d61c8a0a809f3', 'lka94ii544bh13w3h2lj9jww7', 475, 348, 'perf1d6vmrdgiuaj01fgm6gsaziz3d-lka94ii544bh13w3h2lj9jww7', 'eplayer15');...

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Derrick Rose breaks down at promotional event in Chicago

Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose breaks down and cries

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About halfway through the expected 8-12 month recovery time for his torn left ACL, Derrick Rose appeared in Chicago to unveil his new shoe, the adidas D Rose 3.

The event coordinators started the event by playing Rose's latest adidas commercial, part of a marketing campaign coined "#thereturn."

An emcee then took the microphone to introduce the Bulls point guard. For a...

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NBA honors Brian Scalabrine in retirement

Chicago Bulls forward Brian Scalabrine, right, blocks out

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The White Mamba is no more.

As first reported by Yahoo! Sports on Sept. 6, Brian Scalabrine has retired from the NBA, the league's Facebook page confirmed today.

Scalabrine spent 11 seasons in the NBA, appearing in 520 games. He averaged 3.1 points and 2.0 rebounds, and shot 34.4 percent from three.

Yahoo! reports that Scalabrine turned down an assistant coaching job with the Bulls,...

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Settle the 1992 vs. 2012 Olympic team debate in NBA 2K13

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What do Christian Laettner and Anthony Davis have in common? They'll both be available as Olympians on NBA 2K13.

2K Sports announced today via Twitter and Facebook that both the Dream Team and the 2012 Olympic team will be included in NBA 2K13, which comes out October 2.

The top-selling basketball video game franchise will also include "an enhanced My Player mode and all-new gameplay...

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You couldn't care about something less than Kevin Durant and James Harden care about the Dwight Howard trade

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, left, and James

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James Harden and Kevin Durant aren't losing any sleep, they're not apprehensive about the start of the season, and they're not considering quitting basketball since the Lakers acquired center Dwight Howard.

In fact, they couldn't care less.

The two Thunder stars and recent gold medalists were on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" promoting the Nike+ FuelBand Monday night when the...

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Luol Deng believes Great Britain's hoops future is bright

Britain's Luol Deng is surrounded as he looks

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Great Britain's performance in the 2012 London Games was underwhelming; a 1-4 record, -25 scoring differential, and fifth-place finish in Group B.

Still, the team's star player, 27-year-old Bulls forward Luol Deng, is confident about the country's future. The first step, Deng mentioned, is improving the education of the country's youngest players.

"There's good coaches out...

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Blake Griffin hangs out in Rainn Wilson's van

Rainn Wilson

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Rainn Wilson, one of the stars of "The Office," invited Blake Griffin into his van for a conversation. What followed was fantastic.

The topics ranged from why Griffin is "so scared" to play in the Olympics, (Griffin will miss the Games with an injury), to what Griffin would do if he had one hour left to live, to Griffin's long-winded, philosophical definition of love.


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Want to see your dad ball against Dwyane Wade?

Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat rides in

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If you have a dad that's incredible at basketball, you have uncanny video editing skills or you forgot about Father's Day and are looking to somehow make up for it, the Drib has the contest for you.

Dwyane Wade will be hosting the Citi Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp from Aug. 16-19. And over those four days, two dads will get to play basketball with Wade.

For those interested, you need to...

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Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant on cover of NBA 2K13

The cover of NBA 2K13.

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Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant will grace the cover of NBA 2K13, 2K Sports announced Tuesday.

The 2K Sports series returns to active NBA players after using legends on the cover the previous two years; Michael Jordan was on the cover for NBA 2K11, and Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Jordan were on separate covers for NBA 2K12.

Unlike last season, Rose, Durant and Griffin...

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Jimmy Kimmel's 'Guillermo' insults basically every superstar at the Finals

Guillermo and Dwyane Wade.

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Forget rubbing elbows: Guillermo from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" managed to rub facial hair with Dwyane Wayne . . . err, Wade.

The sports correspondent was let loose at NBA Media Day, interviewing (and insulting) several stars, including Wade, Derek Fisher, Mario Chalmers, Chris Bosh, Kevin Durant, James Harden and LeBron James.

Guillermo had an "exclusive" interview with...

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