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Friday, January 16th, 2009 at 5:24 pm  |  25 responses

Video: Tyrus Thomas Stops King Crab

At least four reasons for Bulls fans to celebrate.

This play initially won Bulls fans’ hearts because of T2′s pure, athletic stuff on LeBron James. But upon further scrutiny, it’s quite easy to see LeBron took about four steps (eight according to Scott Van Pelt) after he picked up his dribble. This time at least, the benefits of James’ ‘Crab Dribble’ didn’t pay off. Tyrus Thomas put a cork on James’ illegal advance to the hoop en route to yesterday’s upset at the United Center. It’s yet another reason to for Bulls fans to rejoice. Now, about that 18-22 record… (via True Hoop)

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  • http://web.mac.com/roaringred bbaby

    the “crab dribble” may just be an 8 step travel.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    That’s what we call a “Crab Pattie”.

  • bakers-dozen (12-13_

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP4aMOFhm7M&feature=related

    Crab Dribble at :57 in the video…it was a travel then, too.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    it is still retardedly unbelievable how the refs didnt call him in game 3 06. he traveled, switched his pivot, twice, then landed before he put the shot up, AT THE END OF A PLAYOFF GAME. stern and company arent hiding their ambitions for their baby very well.

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    2 step and a hop step, yes that’s king crab’s move. The only reason T2 got the block was probably because LeBron traveled

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    The only reason for Bulls fans to celebrate is Derrick Rose. Maybe Andres Nocioni, although I’m bummed he cut his hair.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    “You ain’t nothin but a crawfish”

  • Edmond

    Russ sucks.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Holy crap, he ran like Jerry Rice down that lane

  • Will Lee

    if the NBA allows that 4 step layup, there’s noone that can stop James

  • Jackie Moon

    Waiting for Ryan Jones’ comment …

  • Logan

    its crazy how much he travels especially on the drive to the basket….it puts the defenders off as well…everyone expects the offensive player to jump after two steps..

  • underdog

    Where superstar calls happen.

  • slamfan4life

    yessir T2 is improving this year, and hopefully he and the bulls can improve above .500 this year and make the playoffs

  • BOB

    he’ll still be pretty much unstoppable even without that triple jump thing.
    plus, in the NBA, people have been getting away with that stuff forever, the fact that y’all make that big a deal of it now is just another proof of how good he is

  • Nashty

    I am a Lebron fan, but this crab dribble thing has got to stop…….

  • Jackie Moon

    Crap dribble

  • jay

    I agree with Nasthy.

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    Other Superstars were able to mask these 4 steps dribble, but LeBron makes it so obvious.

  • ClydeSays

    Sorry, but the refs have to clamp down on LeCrab’s runs to the hoop. He’s an incredible player, but you can’t give one guy that much of an advantage.

    If I’m a team facing the Cavs in the playoffs, I’m assembling clips of these runs down the lane and sending them to League.

  • niQ

    King Crab. What a great new name.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    TRAVEL. And, Sesa, that was obviously a six-step.

  • doyouwantmore

    I counted five steps from the ball hitting the floor

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