If you are a fan of the NBA you know exactly who J Crossover is and why he has received that name. If you don’t know who that is I am about to fill your head with some realness.

Jamal Crawford has been in the league for 14 years and a lot of people didn’t even know that this man existed until he got to the Atlanta Hawks. He was drafted from the University of Michigan by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2000 and traded that same day to the Chicago Bulls. I wish the Bulls would have just kept this man on the roster but hey, it’s a business. He came into the league averaging almost 17 points a game and he was coming off the bench. He began getting traded from team to team spending time at New York, Golden State, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trailblazers and now the Los Angeles Clippers. He spent at least four years on each team, except when he spent one year with the Golden State Warriors. He made the playoffs with the Atlanta Hawks but they did not end up going further than the first round. But, during those years he has crossed over and made so many people dance on the basketball court. His ability to get an open shot has made his games so fun to watch because of the oohing and cheering of the crowd when he makes someone fall or look stupid.

Crawford is now on the LA Clippers and though he is still coming off the bench, I honestly feel that he is the best guard in the history of the NBA. A lot of people would pick Manu Ginobili or J.R. Smith, but I say no one can touch Jamal Crawford. It has taken years for Crawford to prove himself to everyone in the league and he is showing his worth. He just had the best game of any player off the bench when he put up 37 points against the Toronto Raptors. He is now averaging 16 points off the bench. He is going to be the sixth man of the year hands down.

Since Chris Paul has been injured Crawford has had to step his game up and his numbers show he can help Blake Griffin keep the team afloat until Chris Paul can come back and help them compete for a championship. This month he has averaged over 20 points per game, but for the past 6 games he has been averaging 30 points. Jamal Crawford will go down as the best off the bench player in the history of the game and I will go so far as to say that he will make the Basketball Hall of Fame because of the game he has given to fans over the years.


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