In a recent appearance on the Bulls Talk Podcast, Crawford recalled how his relationship with Jordan went. At first, he couldn’t believe his ears when his father told him that Jordan loved his game.
“When I was in college, I went through the drafting process, my father used to say to me, ‘Hey Michael Jordan likes your game. Am I like dad? ” Crawford added, “This is before social media; That’s what it is all about, so I say to myself, “Dad, get out of here. There is no way to know that Michael Jordan likes my game. “”
While Crawford started his NBA career with the Bulls in 2000, he quickly got to meet and train with MJ. Over time, they had more workouts together and got along well. And as Crawford remembered, he called everyone every morning just to tell them how amazed he was to work with Jordan.
As they went together for a while, Jordan would invite Crawford for his basketball games. Crawford proudly recalled these games, saying that he and Jordan were extremely dominant.
“When I say we didn’t lose, it wasn’t like we didn’t lose all day and they had the streak, like, we haven’t lost a single game in two years. It was incredible. We beat everyone. ”
Jamal Crawford starred in an advertisement alongside Michael Jordan
Crawford also met Jay-Z. In addition, he played the role of Jordan junior in an advertisement for Gatorade.
“That kind of thing pushed me to meet Jay-Z. Imagine getting so tight with Michael Jordan that you say to yourself “Hey, I want to meet Jay-Z and he’s like” OK “, and he does like that. It was incredible. Go home, work with him, he chose me to be in advertising with him to play the young Jordan. “
“All these things … incredible,” Crawford said it would be for any player.