On Saturday Dec. 20 at BAIT Seattle, boutique Brandblack is dropping a limited number of Jamal Crawford signature kicks. The special J.Crossover II launching in the spring and summer of 2015 is geting a special Seattle-infused makeover in a limited edition colorway for fans in Crawford’s hometown. Read More »
Don’t let yourselves down, NBA fans. If Jamal Crawford says something like this, he should damn well be voted an All-Star starter – for your benefit as much as his. When told by a reporter that he believes Crawford is the best active player to never appear in the mid-season classic, the Los Angeles Clippers super-sub said that he has special moves he’s been saving just for that opportunity. Read More »
Before we show you Jamal Crawford‘s crossover that put C.J. Miles on skates before he hit the deck, know that Crawford missed the ensuing three-point attempt. But he made a couple others — as you’ll see — for a team-high 18 points in LA’s rather ugly 103-96 win in Indiana last night. We don’t feel too bad singling out Miles, either, because he dropped a game-high 30 in the losing effort. Read More »
The best guards in the NBA and in NBA history have all featured some iteration of the crossover. That’s what I Love Basketball TV is trying to show by looking at the individual crossovers of Allen Iverson, Tim Hardaway, Jamal Crawford, and Tony Parker. Read More »
One of the toughest things to attempt, and perhaps the most rewarding if you can pull it off, is to become your own boss. The upside is prodigious: You have the opportunity to fully realize your creative vision without fighting through layers of red tape and middle management.
That sort of freedom, however, doesn’t come without an enormous amount of risk. Working for a bigger institution with an established reputation brings its share of frustrations, but it also features an inherent sense of security. Nothing is too big to fail, per se, but things are a lot more difficult for an upstart than for a company that has developed a following over time.
That said, for designer extraordinaire David Raysse, the positives behind controlling one’s own destiny far outweigh the potential negatives. As such, frustrated with having been forced to sacrifice artistic integrity and premium quality for the sake of marketing, Raysse launched Brandblack, a fusion of basketball culture and high-fashion sensibility. Read More »
A Bulls team without Derrick Rose spanked the Clippers, 105-89, last night with six Bulls players reaching double-figures led by Jimmy Butler‘s 22 points and eight dimes. But it was Kirk Hinrich who did his best to exorcise the demon of Jamal Crawford‘s crossover on the break six years ago. Read More »
DeAndre Jordan only hit four field goals in five attempts during more than 38 minutes of game action against the visiting Jazz tonight. He made the 7-2 Rudy Gobert look like a small child caught with his hand in the cookie jar when Rudy Gobert overplayed DJ and got caught behind him for this doozy early in the Clippers’ 107-101 win. That was only the beginning, though…. Read More »
It might take 50 wins to make the playoffs in the west, such is the depth and talent of nearly every team. Utah gave the Clippers a run tonight at Staples Center, and Steve Ballmore’s new team barely escaped a Gordon Hayward and Co. with a 107-101 win. The game also featured a number of high-flying finishes, though none were as creative as Jamal Crawford‘s spontaneous decision to lob it off the backboard for the waiting Blake Griffin. Read More »
At one point in Ballislife‘s excellent documentary on Jamal Crawford, the two-time Sixth Man of the Year says of playing basketball over football and baseball: “I was doing reverse cradle layups when I was eight, nine years old, so I was like ‘OK, this can work.'” And work it did. The Ballislife crew spent most of the summer at the Seattle Pro-Am grabbing footage and interviews for the doc, and if you’re anywhere near as big a fan of Crawford as we are, you’re going to want to check it out. Read More »
The NBA is a point guard driven league. Look at personnel on the top teams in the Association. With just a couple exceptions, the best teams in the league have stellar point guard play. After the point guard position, the power forward position is emerging as the deepest talent pool in the league.
What’s been lost in the NBA is great play from the shooting guard position. Having a great shooting guard isn’t a necessity anymore. Just look at the San Antonio Spurs for proof. Gregg Popovich used a platoon of players at the shooting guard position last year, and none of them are superstars anymore. Danny Green is an elite three-point shooter, Manu Ginobili is past his prime but still a crafty offensive weapon, and Marco Belinelli can shoot it with the best of them, but struggles in other facets of the game. None of those guys – at least at this point in their careers – could carry the offense alone. Read More »