It's Official: Veteran Bench Scorer Supreme Retires

Many of you are probably thinking, 'wait, hasn't he been retired for years?', and you wouldn't really be far off. But this morning, he made it official with his own announcement in a tweet: Jamal Crawford has finally hung up the high-tops:

“Goodbye to the game, all the spoils the adrenaline rush.
Thank you basketball, I owe you everything ….." wrote Crawford. 

The 42-year-old played one single game in the Orlando Bubble in 2020, but really hasn't been a full-time NBA player since the 2018-19 season, with the Phoenix Suns.

The 20-year veteran was most known for his killer crossover, earning the nickname "J Crossover". He was an assassin off the bench, having won NBA Sixth Man of the Year honors three times. 

For his career, he averaged 14.6 points and 3.4 assists, having suited up with nine different times. He'll be most remembered as a Chicago Bull, New York Knick and Los Angeles Clipper. 

After 20 seasons, Crawford has "crossed over" to his post-playing life.