I have written harsh word for Jamal Crawford in the past. And some of my criticisms are fair: for example, he is an absolute unabashed chucker with no concept of shot selection or range. For another, he definitely looks like he needs some protein shakes or something. All that cardio is no excuse for those pathetic “muscles”.
But even the black-hearted DownToBuck must admit when something is working for a team. Crawford has been perfect for the Clippers, scoring at a career-best rate off the bench and hitting some big shots. His swaggy chucking is a big reason the Clips are considered contenders this year.
If he keeps this up for a few more years (not a sure thing given that he’s 34) he’ll hit the 20000 career points mark. Is that enough to get him in the Hall of Fame? Probably not, but it’s cool to think about.