After 20 years in the league, Crawford is hanging it up and moving on to the next part of his life.
He leaves behind a storied, impressive NBA career, helping out multiple teams in some significant ways.
“ Goodbye to the game, all the spoils the adrenaline rush.”
Thank you basketball, I owe you everything …..✌🏾 pic.twitter.com/PpKYjoqz9p
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) March 21, 2022
Crawford saluted the game in a touching tweet.
The tweet featured a picture of him with the quote: “Goodbye to the game, all the spoils the adrenaline rush.”
The tweet concludes with: “Thank you basketball, I owe you everything…”
The game gave a lot to Crawford but it shouldn’t be forgotten that he gave a whole lot to the game too.
Stellar Sixth Man
For years now, Crawford has been the ultimate standard for what it means to be an NBA bench player.
He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls back in 2000.
However, he played for a slew of teams, including the New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, and more.
Crawford put up an average of 14.6 points per game.
He also won Sixth Man of the Year three times, once with the Hawks and twice with the Clippers.
Crawford became the oldest player in NBA history to score 50 points or more while he was playing for the Suns in the final years of his career.
He has been known as one of the best teammates around and a vital part of any team’s bench.
Crawford was never too showy and instead focused on quietly but assuredly improving every team he was a part of.
For a team to be really, truly great, they need someone like Crawford.
He should be proud of the work he’s done.