Maybe it was his while in college school that emboldened Jordan Crawford in a special way.
But on the , the Washington Wizards guard has some pretty lofty career aims. Namely, to be the greatest to ever play the game.
Crawford continued that line of thinking in a recent interview with the Washington Post, where he flatly predicted he will be the greatest player that has ever played the game — including Michael Jordan.
“I don’t tell nobody, but I feel like I can be better than Michael Jordan,” Crawford told the Post, with a straight face. “When I’m done playing, I don’t want people to say, Michael Jordan is the best player. I want that to be me. That’s how I am. That’s how I was built.”
Crawford was the 27th pick in the first round of last year’s draft by Atlanta. He was traded late in the season to the Wizards, where he averaged 16.3 points in 26 games last season.
His dunk over James created a firestorm when Nike tried to confiscate the tape. Thanks to You Tube and below, the tape has made itself into the public domain.
But pulling on Superman’s cape in the form of saying he will be better than Jordan is another thing.
I applaud him for dreaming big. But he better not hope that Jordan gets the comeback itch at the age of 48.
Because if he does, I bet I know the first place that “His Airness” will be looking to once he restarts his career.
Here’s the video of Crawford dunking over James way back when.