Los Angeles Clipper guard Jamal Crawford was crowned the 2016 NBA Sixth Man of the year. The 36 year-old is the oldest winner in history, and also the first to win the award on three separate occasions. He previously won as a member of the Hawks in 2009-10, and the Clippers back in 2013-14. Crawford edged out Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City big Enes Kanter, who finished the voting in second and third place respectively.
Crawford solidified his role as the Clippers spark off the bench, averaging 14.2 points and 2.3 assists in 79 games this season, coming off the bench in 74. He also ranked second in the league in free throw percentage by shooting at 90.4% for the year. Crawford was the biggest benefactor of the injury to Blake Griffin, as the Clippers looked to him as their go-to crunch time scorer. He led all Clippers in 4th quarter points on the year (341). The reliability is impressive given the veteran’s age and his ability to still produce at a high rate. Crawford cites “clean living” as one of the reasons for his ageless play. as Aside from being one of the most prolific bench scorers in history, Crawford is known for having some of the best handles in the NBA. His ball-handling abilities are filthy with a trademark behind the back dribble move that has left many defenders helpless on the floor, earning him the nickname “J-Crossover”.
Check out the montage of Crawford’s top 10 crossover’s in a Clipper uniform.