Three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford Announces Retirement From Basketball
After turning 42 years old on Sunday, Jamal Crawford, who played 19 seasons in the NBA, has announced his retirement from basketball.
'Goodbye to the game, all the spoils and adrenaline rush,'" he wrote on Twitter, quoting Jay-Z. "Thank you basketball, I owe you everything… ✌🏾.”
Crawford was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2000, but was later traded to the Chicago Bulls. Among other teams, he played for the Knicks, the Warriors, and the Clippers. Three times he has been named NBA Sixth Man of the Year and in 2018, NBA Teammate of the Year. The 39-year-old Crawford also made league history as the oldest player to score over 50 points, beating out Michael Jordan's record.
During the 2019-20 NBA season, Crawford played one game for the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the 29th player in the league's history to play at the age of 40.
Following his playing days, Crawford began covering games for NBA League Pass last year, and he will continue to do so in the future.
During his NBA career, he averaged 14.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in 1,327 games played.