Jamal Crawford talks about the NBA lockout and more
Highlights of a live chat with Jamal Crawford
Jamal Crawford, a Seattle product who is an NBA free agent, talked about the lockout, his charity work and an upcoming game at KeyArena in a live chat Thursday.
Q: Any other projects in the works?
Crawford: We have a lot of projects going, actually. Myself, Brandon Roy, Spencer Hawes, Isaiah Thomas, Will Conroy, Cam Chancellor, for Thanksgiving we're going to feed 2,000 families. We're doing that at Rainier Community Center.
Q: Will you have another charity game here soon?
Crawford: We will have a charity game here, I think in December, right before Christmas. People around the Northwest are going to be happy about some of the players who are coming in. Kevin Durant, John Wall, Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Brandon Jennings, LaMarcus Aldridge ... you guys stay tuned. You can follow me on Twitter and through The Seattle Times for sure. It's going to be a heck of a game with a lot of NBA stars, and I think Seattle deserves that.
Q: If you could go back in time and play anyone one-on-one, who would you play and why?
Crawford: Michael Jordan. He's the best player ever, and I grew up admiring him.
Q: How do you feel about the Thunder?
Crawford: I like the Thunder, but I like the Sonics more.
Q: Is your interest for the Blazers real?
Crawford: The interest is real. Brandon Roy is like a little brother to me but he's also one of my best friends. We've always talked about playing together.
Q: Do you feel like an honorary Husky? I know the past is the past, but do you wish you had gone to UW?
Crawford: I definitely feel like an honorary Husky, because some of my best friends went to the UW. And I have a great relationship with Coach Romar and his staff. And a lot of people don't know this, but if I hadn't gone to the NBA after my freshman year, I was thinking about transferring to Washington.
Q: Any thoughts on the NBA lockout?
Crawford: I'm disappointed and disheartened that we haven't gone back to basketball yet. It's not just the owners and the players, but there are the people who work in the arenas and at the concession stands, and those people are really missing out. I feel bad for them and their families.
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