That sounds awfully... jibby... to me.
http://www.nypost.com/sports/knicks/64135.htmDuring a season of chaos and disaster, Crawford has been a constant, never rocking the boat, making game-winning shots, playing hurt, displaying professionalism every day.
He is more a follower than a leader, but that's OK because he's the one and only Knick with the courage to want the ball in a tie game with the final seconds ticking away. No amount of locker room speeches can ever top that gutsy attribute.
Today, Crawford will be honored essentially as the Knicks' MVP - called the OppenheimerFunds Team Contributor Award - for his performance on and off the court. After the Cleveland win, Brown lavished Crawford with the highest praise he's bestowed during this 20-54 catastrophe.
"He's the most improved player I've ever coached," Brown said. "He's as good a kid as I've ever been around. He does things for the team to a fault."
"I'd be crazy to not listen to a Hall of Famer who's seen everything," Crawford said. "He's coached great players. That's what I want to be, a great player. I'd be crazy not to listen to him. I always feel he knows what's best for our team."
Crawford was a big disappointment last seaSon. But when he's really on, the Knicks almost never lose. His statistics are never hollow. He's averaged 21.8 points during Knick wins; 10.7 per game during the losses. It is still about making Crawford more consistent, but it's also about getting more players with his insides.
knicksfan said:Jamal finally got the Chicago Bulls greediness out of him and now can listen to coaches who want to help him rather then screw him up and confuse the hell out of him. I have always liked him as a player Bull or Knick but now he's finally starting to " get it"
I imagine at some point he probably should or is going to have to, but this isn't the time. I hope you're not suggesting we should've gone after Ron Artest. That would've been an awful move for a team of young guys with a disciplinarian for a head coach. Artest and Rick Carlisle didn't exactly get along.charlietyra said:It really is more evidence of how clueless Paxson is. Most Bulls' fans understood that Crawford may not have been worth $8 million so they supported our (at the time) new GM in his philosophy of obtaining cap space for the future. But what fans forget is that Crawford could have been signed the year before for $6 million over four or five years. I thought he was worth it at that price.
I miss Jamal and I miss Eddy too. I think both of them were given a bad rap by the the likes of Sam Smith and Paxson. I don't see Gordon as a major upgrade over Jamal (especially at the cost of the third pick in the draft) and Nene or Przybilla (which we can get for about the same price that Curry got) are not going to be upgrades either.
The Kings seriously improved their team by getting one of the most talented players in the league (Artest) at a bargain because of a perceived bad jib factor. Will Pax ever make the same sort of decision?
charlietyra said:The Kings seriously improved their team by getting one of the most talented players in the league (Artest) at a bargain because of a perceived bad jib factor. Will Pax ever make the same sort of decision?
Considering the Knicks' record, this isn't saying much.But when he's really on, the Knicks almost never lose.
TomBoerwinkle#1 said:I was really happy for Jamal tonight. Second buzzer beater clutch winning shot in a row. Carried around on the team's shoulders. A nice moment in an otherwise miserable team season.
I made a sarcastic reference above to Larry finally getting the Chicago out of him. Really, I think we're finally seeing the Chicago (yes, read jib) starting to surface in the young man. A hint of jib on the unjibbiest team in the NBA.
Crawford? Clutch? I never thought we'd see that. But, I really am happy for him. It's a former Bulls player who is starting to shine on the Knicks, no matter how bad they are.Jamal Crawford was rattling off the list of his game-winning baskets before the Knicks' game on Friday night.
Time to update it.
Crawford hit his second winning basket in three nights, making a jumper with 0.5 seconds left to help New York beat the Indiana Pacers 98-96 on Friday night.
"I love that moment. I honestly do," Crawford said. "I've always been like that as a kid, I always wanted the ball late."
Though the Knicks (21-54) don't win often, Crawford is developing a reputation as a clutch player. All of New York's last three victories have come with him hitting the go-ahead basket in the closing seconds, including Wednesday's 96-94 victory over Cleveland.