|Atlanta Hawks – No. 11|
|Born||March 20, 1980
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Rainier Beach (Seattle)|
|Draft||8th overall, 2000
|Former teams||Chicago Bulls (2000–2004)
New York Knicks (2004–2008)
Golden State Warriors (2008–2009)
Crawford attended Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, where his number (23) is retired. After high school, Crawford attended the University of Michigan, where he was given a six-game suspension by the NCAA for violating rules on amateurism and extra benefits received by Seattle businessman Barry Henthorn.
After being drafted in 2000 as a freshman by the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was traded on draft day to the Chicago Bulls for their pick, Chris Mihm. After four seasons in Chicago, prior to the 2004–05 season, he was traded (along with Jerome Williams) to the Knicks for Dikembe Mutombo, Othella Harrington, Frank Williams and Cezary Trybanski.
On January 26, 2007, Crawford scored a career high 52 points, hitting 16 shots in a row at one point. He hit 8 straight three pointers, one made 3 pointer shy of the team record set by Latrell Sprewell in 2002.
On December 20, 2008, Crawford scored 50 points vs the Charlotte Bobcats in a 110–103 victory for the Golden State Warriors. He became the fourth player in NBA history (after Wilt Chamberlain, Bernard King and Moses Malone) to score 50 points or more with 3 different teams, doing so with the Bulls, the Knicks, and the Warriors.
Crawford is considered by many to be a "tweener" because he is not a pure point guard or a pure shooting guard, but has many of the talents required by each position. Because he is primarily used as a shooting guard, he is often matched up against larger, more physical players. As a result he often struggles on the defensive end of the floor. He is also one of the best players in the NBA at creating his own shot or for others. He is most known for his playground style crossovers and special behind the back finishes.
He wore uniform number 11 and 1 for his whole career in honor of his favorite player Isiah Thomas (except for 2008-09 season with the Golden State Warriors, when he switched to no. 6) . On December 6, 2005, he scored 31 second-half points in front of friends and family, as he and fellow Rainier Beach alum Nate Robinson enjoyed a road victory over the Seattle SuperSonics. This occurred just hours after Crawford unveiled Crawford Court, the $100,000 gymnasium for Rainer Beach High School. Jamal is also only the fourth player in NBA history (Wilt Chamberlain, Bernard King, and Moses Malone) to score 50 points with 3 teams.
In 2010, Crawford set an NBA record by completing his 24th career four-point play.
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