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.
Enjoy this week’s Crab Dribble as we discuss the Lakers (get used to it), and some other stuff. We go around the entire league in a little more than 80 seconds, and our Advanced Scout gives us the inside information TCD listeners have come to expect. It’s fair to say we had the time of our lives making this podcast, and we owe it all to you.
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…)
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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 email@example.com.
As promised, The Crab Dribble is back with its Western Conference preview. We go team-by-team until we hit the top, and then we give out preseason awards. It sounds pretty simple, but you’ll really have to hear it for yourself. Check it out, then hit us back at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is your Christmas week trip around the NBA:
* The best way to learn is to know what you need to know. Kevin Arnovitz, of TrueHoop, breaks down exactly what you need to learn about these Clippers.
* It didn’t take long for the season’s first crushing injury news.
* Derrick Williams is one of the league’s most exciting rookies and seems a likeable guy, too.
* Wesley Morris, of Grantland, is interested in the NBA’s recent (more like 2009?) trend of nerd fashion.
* Zetter Clay, of All Ball, found the saddest NBA photo of the week.
* David Berri suggests that cheese and chocolate aren’t the only things Europe has on America.
* Christmas Eve – not Christmas Day – the big day for D-League prospects.
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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 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.
Don’t get this wrong.
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.
In some ways I like following NBA roster movement more than the actual games. So of course trade deadline week every February is one of my favorite times of the year.
This season we’re getting bonus love here, with multiple deals going down BEFORE the trade deadline.
Let’s break it down, and see who made good decisions and who really screwed up big time.
The Crab Dribble is back, and better than ever.
(Technical issues… solved. Personal problems… ignored.)
We’re coming strong this week, breaking down Blake Griffin’s rise to power, the Mavericks’ sinking ship, the Spurs’ quiet dominance and so much more you’ll have to listen more than once to catch it all.
It all depends on the matchups. That shirt and tie, soccer and the United States, you and that drunk girl.
Some work better than others.
The entire world knows Derrick Rose versus Jared Bayless is a mismatch like Brett Favre and Jets reporters, but what about in Fantasy? This past week, Rose scored 6 points while Bayless had 20 but the Bulls smoked the Raptors 110-93.
So what should we take away from all this?
Let’s check out the island.
In this episode, Rob, Ben and Jason break down Lebron’s return to Cleveland, Laker woes, DeMarcus Cousin’s issues with authority and so much more.
It’s episode 11, and we’re honoring those players, teams and coaches who’ve stepped their games up in the first 22.8 percent of the season. We also discuss the Miami Heat (typical, I know) and look ahead at the coming week, which is now the current week.
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The Crab Dribble’s special Thanksgiving episode with special guest appearances by injured Greg Oden, the feuding Detroit Pistons and the circus. Enjoy, and tell your friends.
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This just in…Chris Paul is good.
But we forgot about CP3. Big mistake.