The end of an era for Jamal Crawford. The three-time Sixth Man of the Year has announced his retirement from the NBA after 18 seasons. Crawford was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2000 and traded to the Chicago Bulls on draft night, is one of just 10 players in league history to have played for at least 17 seasons.
Crawford is a three-time sixth man of the year and ranks nineteenth all-time in scoring with over 17,000 points. He has also been an All-Star four times.
In anticipation of the 2017-2018 NBA season, which tips off this week, I wanted to take a look at one of my favorite players: Jamal Crawford. Crawford, now in his 18th year in the NBA, is a three-time winner of the Sixth Man of the Year Award and one of the most exciting players in the game. What’s impressed me most about him over the years isn’t just his skill on the court, but his approach to the game and life in general.
Crawford’s best game as a Knick occurred on January 26, 2007, when he scored 52 points in front of his home crowd and drained eight three-pointers, tying Latrell Sprewell’s franchise record for most threes made in a game.