The Crab Dribble returns to break down Kevin Love’s hate-hate relationship with the Timberwolves, the Golden State Warriors’ fast start and Rob plays general manager with smashing results. Check out the show at www.thecrabdribble.com or on iTunes and don’t forget to write reviews and leave comments for the show.
This week on The Crab Dribble, Rob and Ben get the opportunity of a lifetime, but how long will that lifetime be? Find that out, along with reactions to Mike D’Antoni’s hire, the Knicks’ fast start, and so much more.
The Crab Dribble is back to dissect a slow start for the Lakers, James Harden’s impact on the league and comment on those players receiving contract extensions in the hours leading up to the deadline. It’s a fast, fun-filled show, so enjoy it responsibly, and leave your comments below.
The Crab Dribble puts a bow on the 2011-2012 season by praising The Chosen One for finally reaching the top of the mountain. Not everyone on the podcast is pleased with the outcome, but we also dissect the lottery picks in the upcoming NBA Draft. The season may be over, but TCD lives on.
Remember when David Stern rigged the 1997 NBA Draft to ensure Tim Duncan wound up in the league’s premier market, instead of allowing him to go play in the outpost known as Boston? Boy that was crazy, huh?
The talk of the league rigging the lottery process has unfortunately become part of the chatter at this time of year, but only amongst the fools. Many of these people also believe that their favorite player (and team) never commits fouls, is unfairly scrutinized in the media, and only loses games because of bad officiating. I’m sure somewhere there’s a Charlotte fan who is convinced they would have secured homecourt in the playoffs if only the refs didn’t have it in for them this year. And if you think that sounds ridiculous, try talking to an NBA fan whose team is losing a series (or a Boston fan at any point in time). (more…)
The Crab Dribble returns just one week prior to the start of the NBA playoffs with a special show dedicated to Dwight’s (temporary) exit from Orlando, the start of the playoffs (April 28!) and the regular season awards. It’s a lot, so listen real slow in case in miss anything. We’ll be back next week with playoff talk in other assorted bits sure to make you squeal with delight.
We’ve reached the apocalypse in the NBA. The Lakers are winning without Kobe Bryant. The Heat are winning without Dwyane Wade. The Bulls are winning without Derrick Rose. Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony – neither of whom exactly conjures up images of John Stockton – are putting up double-digit assist games. Chaos has officially ensued. Forget everything you thought you knew about the NBA.
Okay, that’s perhaps a tad strong. Delonte West is still behaving bizarrely, to put it mildly. Kevin Garnett is still setting blatantly illegal screens all over the court. LeBron James is still filling out a stat sheet like few can. And the Bobcats are still embarrassing themselves. There’s so much to cover, and so little time, what with the playoffs right around the corner. But let’s get started, shall we? Pull up a chair and let’s see what it looks like from the best seat in the house. (more…)
The NBA is really heating up these…wait. What? Yes, of course the NBA is still around! I know it’s easy to overlook it these days, what with the NCAA Tournament, spring training and hourly updates about Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow and the Saints, but the world’s best basketball players are still forging ahead through the shortened season. The playoff race is tightening, and it’s the time of year when teams band together to make a run…or watch as their owners frantically sell off parts to begin the dreaded “rebuilding process” (ask Golden State fans how they feel about this).The time of year when coaches’ seats start to get very hot, players’ tempers run very short, and Raptors officials begin their annual “next year will be better” campaign.
But no matter how chaotic it might seem, we’ll be here to guide you through it all. So pull up a chair and let’s see what it all looks like from the best seat in the house. (more…)
Yes, it’s March – the month ruled by college basketball. The month where basketball fans have to legitimately think about which game they want to watch on a Wednesday night – Cal against South Florida or the Heat against the Bulls? The month where a team from the Ohio Valley Conference will be talked about more than the Celtics. The month where ESPN will blather endlessly about Peyton Manning and the NFL because, well, some things never change.
But the NBA is still here, and with the trade deadline now passed, it’s time to get serious about the final third of the season. With Dwight Howard remaining in Orlando (wait, let me double check that. Yep- he’s still there, for now anyway), and the Lakers making a couple of deals, the playoff race is going to get very interesting. Let’s try to take the pulse of the league, shall we? Join me as we watch it all from the best seat in the house. (more…)
The hiatus is back off, again. The Crab Dribble returns after a brief break to get you caught up on All-Star Weekend festivities, and what they mean for the second half of the season. We also answer some fan mail, and it’s not too kind. Join us, won’t you?
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We have a lot on the plate today so let’s get to it.
Pretty boring week in the NBA, no? Sure, Jeremy Lin buried a game-winner, the Heat pulled off a feat not done in nearly 30 years, the Spurs are forcing their way into the contenders circle, the Blazers lost their best player, Rajon Rondo had a monster triple-double and Carmelo Anthony’s impending return has sparked endless debates about his worthiness as a player. But other than that, nothing to see here, right?
We are officially at the halfway point of the season (more or less anyway), and it’s safe to say we’ve had more than a few surprises. Sure, we knew the Heat, Thunder and Bulls would be good…but the Sixers over the Celtics? We figured the All-Star Game would feature the usual contingency of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Paul Pierce…but did anyone thing they’d be sharing the stage with Roy Hibbert? And we suspected the Knicks would be an interesting storyline, but did we think it would happen when both Carmelo and Amare Stoudemire were sitting out? If you’re overwhelmed by it all – don’t worry. Just relax, grab a seat and we’ll explain it all from the best seat in the house. (more…)
The Crab Dribble gets swept up in Linsanity, along with the rest of the league. We share our take on the Knicks’ Linning ways, along with All-Star reserves and snubs. We answer some fans around the league in search of some good advice, and share the Tweet of the Week, which had everyone shaking their heads. It’s almost too much show for one week, but you’ve been good and deserve a treat.
The Crab Dribble returns this week with thoughts on All-Star snubs, teams that need to push players to the trading block, and those teams needing to pick discarded players no one else wanted. Also, Kenyon Martin is back. It’s a full show, so stay until the end, and then write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re two days away from the big one. The game we’ve been waiting for since last fall. The one that will go down in the history books. Yes, Sunday the Raptors visit the Heat. What, you were expecting Giants – Patriots?
The NBA is picking up steam now, and while some cynics are pointing out that scoring is slightly down and bemoaning the lack of a dominant team, we here at TCD tend to focus on the positive. And right now, there’s plenty of it. There’s the nightly rim-rattlers from Blake Griffin, the continued excellence of LeBron James, the pleasant surprises in Indiana and Philadelphia, and the unintentional comedy down in Charlotte. Yes, there’s a lot to be excited about as we head into the second full month of the season. Let’s see how it all looks from the best seat in the house, shall we?
The Crab Dribble is back, and we’ve made some changes. Check out the shorter, tighter version of the podcast while we break down the Eastern Conference from worst to first. We also hand out some preseason conference awards, and feature a new board game sure to be a treat for the whole family.
Just because the NBA isn’t in session doesn’t mean The Crab Dribble doesn’t have anything to say. We’re talking amnesty for teams that need a mulligan, the world’s worst game of Family Feud and some listener e-mails from our loyal fans.
The Crab Dribble lets Ben play game show host this week. It’s a lot of power for one man, especially one without a mustache.
However, Ben didn’t disappoint. He asked questions so great, we had to record them and share them with the universe.
The Crab is back after a nice vacation, and we’re breaking down the rookie class and all things NBA Draft.
The 2011 NBA Draft is in the books, and we can only hope that the pending lockout doesn’t get in the way of seeing these new rookies take the floor. The draft had a strong international influence, and while it may be short on superstars, it’s certainly got plenty of interesting storylines. How will Jimmer be welcomed into the Sacramento locker room? Will Brandon Knight’s basketball IQ be wasted in Detroit? Will Raptors fans even bother showing up next season?
But don’t worry. In case you missed portions of the draft while Googling “Jan Vesely’s girlfriend,” TCD is here to recap it for you, division by division. As always, let us know what you think on Twitter and Facebook, and be sure to check out our mock draft on the latest podcast. I promise I called Nolan Smith going #21, no matter what you may hear.
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It’s time for the NBA draft, when teams can set themselves up for years of success or scorn. The Crab Dribble had its own draft recently and I can say with certainty – it’s not as easy as it looks. So check our work, tell us what you think, and we’ll be back to put a bow on the season and grade the draft.
The Crab Dribble puts its brackets aside long enough to record Episode 25 for our devoted listeners. Check out the love for the Chicago Bulls, the talking computer, Uncle Grumps, K-Dogg and potential playoff possibilities. If you’re not listening to The Crab Dribble, now your chance!
The Crab Dribble is back this week, and unlike about 80 NBA players last week, we’re staying right where we are. TCD is breaking down the major trades of the week, getting you ready for the fantasy playoffs and hanging out with our many friends.
Listen to the podcast (it’s fantastic), “like” us on Facebook, find us at the iTunes store, and come back next week for more insanity and information.
All right, it’s Day One of The Crab Dribble’s Midseason Position Rankings, and we’re starting with the small forwards.
The three has long been a player of athleticism and instant offense in the league. But then Scottie Pippen revolutionized the position, and we now expect our small forwards to do a little bit of everything – finish on the break, hit the 3, rebound, give us lockdown perimeter defense, even run the halfcourt offense. It’s arguably the most demanding position in today’s NBA. Fortunately, the league is absolutely full of talented wings right now ready to provide all of the above and then some.