Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The benefits of the crab dribble
THE SAVING GRACE of professional sports is that it mindlessly thrusts you away from the burning issues of the day. Today I learned of something called "crab dribble" which may or may not have cost the Cleveland Cavaliers a victory. It is a kind of dance step executed regularly (it says here) by LeBron James as he bursts demon-like to the basket. Whatever. I have heard of crab cakes, crab casserole and crab bisque, as well as human crabs (take your pick). But crab dribble? Save your explanations. I won't understand them anyway. In what little intramural basketball that I played in my tiny high school, I was merely told to aim the ball at a hoop and, maybe, once a week it would go all the way through. There, I've forgotten the economic crises already.