Jamal Crawford is one of the greatest sixth men of all-time.
Formerly of the Los Angeles Clippers along with the Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers and many other teams, Crawford’s crossover was legendary.
It was a move that made him one of the most impossible players in the world to guard when it was on, and a joy to watch even when he missed his patented pull-up jumpers.
Recently, Crawford sent a tweet to former NBA veteran and star guard Nick Van Exel about his experience in a different sport before basketball.
I was a pitcher back in little league when I played ⚾️ @vanexel31 ! https://t.co/itHONCkbbC
— ? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 3, 2022
Crawford’s biggest love is basketball, however.
The former Michigan Wolverine starred in a documentary called J.Crossover from the website BallisLife.com that can be seen in its entirety below.
He faced difficulties over his eligibility with the NCAA during his short time in Ann Arbor, but thankfully his career was not derailed.
Jamal is also hosting an event called the Crawsoever Pro-Am.
It has historically billed itself as “All Hoop, No Hype.”
Who’s ready for @thecrawsover pro am tomorrow?!
— ? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 16, 2022
I personally was a big fan of Crawford during his Michigan days.
He performed big on the big stage against top opponents during his time in Ann Arbor, including against the Duke Blue Devils during his freshman year at Crisler Arena.
While most forgot about Crawford during recent years as he hasn’t seen the court much, he officially retired March 31 of this year, with a post that was widely circulated and attracted a bevy of attention on Twitter.
“ Goodbye to the game, all the spoils the adrenaline rush.”
Thank you basketball, I owe you everything …..✌? pic.twitter.com/PpKYjoqz9p
— ? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) March 21, 2022
Thanks for the memories, Jamal, and we wish you the best of luck on your next projects.