Yes, we know about the streetball legend who goes by the name of Bone Collector. He’s been a highlight reel and YouTube mainstay for years, and now regularly flaunts his incredible moves on tour with Ball Up. But honestly, considering how often the Clippers’ Jamal Crawford snatches defenders’ ankles, knees, and feet, we can’t help but feel that, if he wanted to, J-Crossover could make a great case for that name.
Just recently, during a huge Clippers win over the rival Spurs, Crawford unleashed an end-of-quarter isolation move on Patty Mills that was so ruthless it left San Antonio’s backup on his knee. Sometimes you’ll see players slip. Sometimes you’ll see them guess wrong. Sometimes you’ll even see them trip and fall. But a defender having to take a knee because he got shook so bad? That move is going to take Crawford’s legend to another level. There’s Kyrie Irving. There’s Stephen Curry. But after seeing this, how can you not say JC has the league’s best handles?
Off the court, it’s been Big Sean drawing the style points. His latest album is a killer, setting the stage for what could be an unreal year of music, and finally firmly entrenching him between the game’s elite like Drake, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar. We also knew he had the talent to make this type of music — just check out every guest verse he’s obliterated for the past year or two — but it took growth, execution, and honesty to finally get to this point. A full album infused with dark, moody tones where he’s unafraid to express his doubts, if you’re listening to one album right now, it needs to be this one.
In this week’s Style Points: Jamal Crawford Is the Real Bone Collector; Big Sean Takes on the World.
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