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 »
Last night Jamal Crawford was feeling it in Portland. The 34-year-old reigning Six Man of the Year dropped 23 points on the Blazers at the Moda Center. Even though the Clippers lost the preseason battle, Crawford had a pair of moments we have to share. Read More »
With NBA training camp just around the corner and the regular season approaching closer every day, basketball fans have a quick breather to look back and appreciate the incredible hoops that graced the hardwood this summer. Clippers sixth man Jamal Crawford and his Seattle Pro-Am arguably snatched up the top prize for the best source of summer ball this year. Read More »
When you walk into the Royal Brougham Pavilion at Seattle Pacific University in Queen Anne, it doesn’t feel like a college arena. It feels more like a high school gymnasium, and there’s an immediate air of intimacy here that’s rare given the fact that the upcoming game features so many professional basketball players.
It’s a little before 4 p.m., and Dime arrived in Seattle this Saturday in late July just in time for the final game of Week 4 of the Seattle Pro-Am, a match-up featuring Jamal Crawford and his DRG Wolverines versus Alvin Snow and the Stranger Cougars. Read More »
/ Aug 29, 2014 / 2:15 pm
Jamal Crawford (photo. Dto Vine)
Los Angeles Clippers guard and Seattle Pro-Am host Jamal Crawford recorded just three dunks last season. We don’t remember any of them, frankly, but still feel confident saying none were as awesome as this one. Read More »
/ Aug 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm
Tony Wroten, Jr. (photo. Jerome Johnson YouTube)
Jamal Crawford had an eventful weekend. Not only did the reigning Sixth Man of the Year get married – congratulations to the newlyweds! – but he also hosted one of the most entertaining games you’ll see on a basketball court this summer. Crawford and the Seattle Pro-Am put on an admission-free “Midnight Madness” match on Saturday, featuring special NBA guest stars as a way to say “thank you” to the great city and fans of Seattle who have been supporting arguably the best pro-am in the nation all summer long. Read More »