In their annual releases, the NBA has released the top ten plays of the 2012-13 season from Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford. And the ten plays show what everyone knows about Crawford’s game: either the kid is brutalizing defenders with the best crossovers in the league west of Kyrie Irving or that the 13th year veteran gets buckets.
Despite losing the Sixth Man of the Year award to New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith, Crawford’s season was nothing short of phenomenal considering the role he was brought in to play. He finished the season with a 16.5 points per game average, a 16.8 Player Efficiency Rating (PER) which is the second highest in his career, broke the record for most three’s made in a season by a Clippers (149), previously held by Rasual Butler and was a main cog on the best team in Los Angeles Clippers franchise history.
The best plays on this top 10 list weren’t the ones where he threw an alley-oop to his Lob City teammates (except for the one against the Dallas Mavericks). They were the ones that embarrassed opposing defenders with the handle. Big name players like Ray Allen, Rudy Gay (!!!), Metta World Peace, Wesley Matthews, and others never stood a chance.
Enjoy though. It’s worth the watch.