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LeBron's Travel: The Video

This first video is almost better than the actual game footage for analyzing LeBron and his travel-slash-crab dribble in last night's Wiz win, although there's no replacing the utter shock in Steve Buckhantz's voice when he realized LeBron got called for traveling. By the way, I realized late last night that LeBron's actually not thin-skinned; he just has a fragile exoskeleton.


Also, longtime reader Ben sent along this discussion of the crab dribble from a refereeing forum. The consensus: "That version of the crab dribble is clearly a travel." The punchline: "A crab has 8 legs, so the pivot foot is a real mystery, just like when Lebron does practically anything."

The Cavs masterful beat guy, Brian Windhorst, had this to write: "LeBron, in my opinion, has gotten away with skipping on jump stops for years but is so fast and so strong with it, it rarely gets called. However, twice in the last few years including this year he's featured on the DVD the NBA sends out on points of emphasis for officials on jump stop violations."

The key post-game interviews, courtesy Comcast SportsyNet, unfortunately minus the phrase "crab dribble":

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 5, 2009; 9:09 AM ET
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Comments

Does the NBA still have a rule that you have 5 seconds to inbound the ball? At the beginning of the clip the Cav player inbounding the ball takes it from the ref at 2 seconds and LeBron doesn't pick it up until the 11 second mark.

Posted by: CoachD1 | January 5, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

i expect a 'Crab Dribble' t-shirt design up for sale soon. come on mothering hut!

Posted by: 3tripleiii | January 5, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Crab my @$$, he traveled. If it looks like a travel and it smells like a travel then its a travel. Like the coach said "Redemption". They had to give us that (although legit) for that sad foul on that 3 point shot on Christmas..

Posted by: 15600_sknfan | January 5, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

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