An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
As the 2012-13 NBA season approaches, Newsday's Knicks beat writer Al Iannazzone, Nets beat writer Roderick Boone and your fearless Double Dribble leader teamed up to formulate a composite ranking of the top players at each position in the league.
Each of us submitted a list of our top 10 players at each position. Then, using the same point system used by the AP for its college football poll...Read more »
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...Read more »
You couldn't care about something less than Kevin Durant and James Harden care about the Dwight Howard trade
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...Read more »
Yao Ming, who has transitioned from star Rockets center to "Wild Aid Ambassador," was at the Ol-Pejetta Conservancy in Nanyuki, Kenya on Saturday.
Not many of us have the opportunity to visit the Ol-Pejetta Conservancy. Fewer get to feed a Northern White Rhino while we're there. Of course, even fewer of us are Yao Ming.
According to Kenya's Lifestyle Magazine, Yao is in Kenya...Read more »
Carlos Delfino, one of the few impact players still available in free agency, is reportedly off to Houston.
Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle was the first to report that Delfino and the Rockets agreed on a two-year deal, the second year a team option.
Delfino, who will be 30 when the season starts, has played for three teams over a seven-year NBA career. He played with the Bucks...Read more »
From the top 10 New York coaches and managers of all-time to the 14 best NBA lottery picks ever, "Countdown" is a collection of rankings compiled by Newsday's sports writers.
For the 2012-13 season, Newsday's two basketball beat writers, Al Iannazzone (Knicks) and Roderick Boone (Nets), in addition to your fearles Double Dribble leader, will add to the project by taking a crack at...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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.
Wojnarowski...Read more »
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...Read more »