However, all of that has come to an end and Crawford is hanging up his jersey after many years in the game.
Three-time Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford announces he’s officially retired from basketball. Nineteen NBA seasons, 19,419 career points, a true hoops lifer.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 21, 2022
Shams Charania has revealed that Crawford has in fact retired from the NBA.
The three-time Sixth Man of the Year hasn’t played a game since his brief time in the Orlando bubble with the Brooklyn Nets.
Since then, Crawford has started a whole other career as an NBA commentator, which means we definitely haven’t seen the last of him.
Crawford is still considered one of the best ball-handlers in the history of the NBA.
While he may not be a household name, he was a very important part of the league during his tenure with multiple teams.
Sure enough, Crawford had an impact all over after being selected as the eighth overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft.
He ended up playing in 1,327 regular season games and 74 playoff ones too during his whopping 20 seasons in the league.
Crawford pitched in with the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, Los Aneles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, and finally the Nets, where he played just one game as his career wound down.
Crawford will go down in history as the NBA player with the eighth-most three-point field goals made and only the second player in league history to have scored 10,000+ points off of the bench.
He was a vital part of many of the teams he played with and his style will be missed.
Thankfully, he will continue to give his opinion about the game on TV, so we haven’t seen the last of him yet.