Jamal Crawford has been on a mission this year to make everybody forget about his terrible season from a year ago, and he's doing it with great efficiency, at least compared to last season.
Pair that with the fact that Crawford is a very outspoken, but not necessarily in an extremely negative sense, and the news about Crawford going into Los Angeles' game with the Washington Wizards was very intriguing:
Ill be mic'd up for tonight's game. Be sure and check it out on Prime Ticket...#clippshow— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) January 19, 2013
Well, in the midst of the game, Crawford saw himself lined up against Jordan Crawford (no relation) and started to have a little bit of fun.
Jamal, of course known for his killer crossover, gave a few words of advice to Jordan mid-game to keep care of his recently injured ankle:
Jamal Crawford mid-game to Jordan Crawford who has a bruised ankle: "Is your foot ok? If you wanna keep it that way, don't guard me"— Beyond The Buzzer(@BeyondTheBuzzer) January 20, 2013
Of course, as trash talk has been in the spotlight as of late, Jamal's light-hearted take on ribbing his opponents is a nice change after the events of the past two weeks.
With Kevin Garnett getting a lot of negative press after he enraged Carmelo Anthony in their last game over comments that may or may not have been directed at Anthony's wife, a comment from Crawford like this is a funny little jab.
Plus, given the nastiness of Crawford's crossovers over the course of his career, he's got something of a history. It might just be the best advice Jamal has ever given anybody.
And it's not like it was anything personal, Crawford talked about playing against Jordan before the game:
Spoke to Jamal Crawford this morning. Told me Jordan Crawford will always be one of his favorites because "he stays swagged out." #wizards— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) January 20, 2013