TAG: Jamal Crawford

GIFs, Latest News, Playground / Oct 20, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch The Jamal Crawford Documentary “J.Crossover”

Jamal Crawford "J.Crossover"

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 »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 13, 2014 / 5:30 pm

The Top 20 Shooting Guards In The NBA Right Now

James Harden, Klay Thompson

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 »

GIFs, Smack / Oct 13, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Jamal Crawford Stares Down Blazers Bench Before 3-Pointer Even Drops

Will Barton, Jamal Crawford

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 »

GIFs, Playground / Sep 24, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Watch Jamal Crawford’s Sick Mixtape From This Summer’s Seattle Pro-Am

Jamal Crawford

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 »

NBA, Playground / Aug 29, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Fear & Loathing in Seattle: Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am Helps a City Heal

Jamal Crawford

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 »

Video / Aug 29, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Watch Jamal Crawford’s Surprising Poster Dunk

Jamal Crawford

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 »

Video / Aug 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Crawford, CP3, and Dejounte Murray Shine At Seattle’s Midnight Madness

Tony Wroten, Jr.

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 »

Video / Aug 19, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Terrence Ross & Stanley Johnson Dazzle In Seattle Pro-Am Debut

Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson (photo. Balliflife)

Basketball fans, including us, may have been transfixed at Anthony Davis and company’s showcase at Team USA’s FIBA World Cup exhibition match against Brazil at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, but there were plenty of sparks coming off the court in the Pacific Northwest last weekend that were too good to be overlooked. Former NBA Slam Dunk winner and current Toronto Raptor Terrence Ross and incoming NCAA freshman Stanley Johnson – who recently committed to Arizona – made their Seattle Pro-Am debuts this past weekend, and they sure brought their “A” game. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 15, 2014 / 2:00 pm

First Full BrandBlack Apparel Collection: “FUTURELEGENDS”

BrandBlack "FUTURELEGENDS"

While you might not know BrandBlack, they’re the Los Angeles-based boutique brand behind Jamal Crawford‘s aesthetically pleasing J.Crossover line. This week they’ve announced their first full men’s apparel collection titled “FUTURELEGENDS.” Read More »

Playground / Aug 13, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Marcus LoVett Jr. & Jamal Crawford Show Sick Handles At Seattle Pro-Am

Jamal Crawford, Marcus LoVett Jr.

High school senior out of Garden Grove, CA, Marcus LoVett Jr. has impressed the nation’s top scouts and recruits with his explosive scoring ability and extraordinary handles. The lefty point guard is undeclared as of now, but UCLA, Marquette, Indiana, and Michigan State top his college list. It’s also no secret Jamal Crawford is among the best in the NBA at putting up points at a rapid pace and doing so with stunning ball-handling skills. So when LoVett Jr. teamed up with Crawford this past weekend at the Seattle Pro-Am, it was nothing short of special. Read More »