Brooklyn Nets defender Jamal Crawford is one of the oldest NBA players. His endurance helped him continue his passion at the NBA playground.
Defender Jamal Crawford just celebrated his 40th birthday in March, when the NBA was suspended because of COVID-19. When the tournament returns, the veteran player is highly sought after in the Playoffs race, despite being at an age where he can retire at any time. Crawford’s persistence gave him a place in the Brooklyn Nets squad to Orlando.
In a playground that requires as much physical strength and power as the NBA, experience alone is not enough to gain a foothold. So the appearance of 40-year-old players like Crawford is really rare. The defender who received the title of Best Pre-Player for the tournament three times must have his own secrets to maintain his presence. Behind successful men there is always a woman’s silhouette:
“My wife changed my diet a few years ago and that really played a big role,” Crawford told the New York Post. “I still love this sport. I don’t turn 40, just celebrate my 20th birthday for the second time. I don’t know what my role is, but I will definitely do my best. I know very well. Thanks Nets for this opportunity”.
Jamal Crawford will certainly play an important role with the Brooklyn Nets, in the context of this team lacking serious forces due to injury as well as COVID-19. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Wilson Chandler and Taurean Prince are all off the Nets list to Disney World.
Jamal Crawford wore the Phoenix Suns in the 2018-19 season and scored an average of 7.9 points, 1.3 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game in 64 appearances. Suns decided not to renew his contract in the summer of 2019, and Crawford hasn’t played any matches since. He once intended to announce his retirement if he did not have an invitation from a Playoffs team.
There is no guarantee, but it is likely that Brooklyn Nets will keep Jamal Crawford one more season, when he has a very close relationship with the duo stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Moreover, Crawford is the idol of many NBA players and his appearance will bring a positive atmosphere to every dressing room.