Jamal Crawford Interview with Posterizes

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We sat down with the greatest NBA player who starts seated. 3x Sixth Man of the year, LA Clippers star, Jamal Crawford.

Interview by Tyson Beck, Editor-In-Chief, Posterizes.

TB: Being a 16 year vet have you thought of a career post basketball? If so what is it and have you made plans to set it up?

JC: Not too much, I try to stay in the moment. I think that’s what kind of ages people in some ways, they start thinking of other things and not what’s right here in front of them. I have thought thought of stuff but I don’t think about it too much, I just stay in the moment, and I’m sure I’ll want to be around the game.

TB: Your style of game and skillset would perfectly adapt to plenty of overseas basketball leagues [laughs] such as Australia…

JC: There’s actually a little girl there and I’m one of her favourite players it’s unbelievable, I tweeted the story awhile ago and she’s from Australia, it’s cool, it’s pretty cool

TB: Is playing overseas after the NBA something you’d contemplate?

JC: Hmm, I dunno my wife would have to agree to that one, so I dunno, I think I would stay here (USA), and come play a tour over there or something like that.

TB: Are we any closer today to get back an NBA team in Seattle than we were say 5 years ago?

JC: I hope so, you know sometimes the more time that goes by the harder it becomes, so I hope at some point it get’s a little better.

TB: Some players like to distance themselves away from basketball in the offseason [Not me]… Not you?

JC: I’m the total opposite I get closer to it.

TB: If the NBA were to bring in a 1on1 Skills contest to the All-Star Weekend, I think a lot of people want to see that, is that something you’d like to see and be involved with?

JC: I would watch it, I wouldn’t play unless I was in the All-Star game. I’ve never done anything, I’ve been asked to do 3 point, skills challenge, I didn’t do anything

TB: Oh you denied?

JC: Yeah.

TB: Do you have a reason why?

JC: I felt like with my talent I should have been in the All-Star game one point, at least once in my life, I said if I go for that I’d do whatever. I may even jump in the dunk contest [laughs]

TB: Why is Seattle Pro-Am event so important to you?

JC: Because we don’t have a team there man, and I think it’s important for the kids to see us, they don’t have the NBA guys, like I had with Gary Payton and guys to reach out and touch so all the guys from Seattle playing in the NBA and playing in the Pro Am I think help make these kids dreams a reality.

TB: Off the court what are your favorite things to do away from basketball?

JC: Hanging with my family, hanging with my friends, watch basketball [laughs] but that’s it hanging with my family and kids.

TB: You’ve been one dude that has consistently shown public affection to Kobe throughout your career in particular on Twitter [Yeah for sure, I appreciate greatness]. Do you have a favorite moment of his career you’d like to share?

JC: Ohhh there’s so many, it would be tough to pick just one but the one that jumps out to my head is him scoring 81.

TB: In 2014 you introduced Kobe Bryant at the Seattle Pro-Am Labeling him as “this generations Michael Jordan”. If I were to debate with you saying he’s not, how would you state your argument?

JC: I just think when it comes to championships, scoring ability, passion, determination, his talent, how driven he is as a working athlete, his style of play, the hype, he would be the closest to Michael.

TB: Personally I’m a Lakers fan [Okay, okay], and my all-time guy is Kobe, but my friends consistently have a question for me, who’s my all-time favorite non-Laker. My answer is always Jamal Crawford…

JC: Really? Thank you so much.

TB: Is it a common thing that you get a lot of love from opposition fans?

JC: Yeah for sure, more so players from opposition teams, I think you’re as good as your peers think you are, so getting love from my peers make me feels good, you know because those are the guys I’m playing against.

TB: You have 3 signature shoes with Brandblack, how involved were in the performance and visual design of the shoe?

JC: More so after the first one, the first one was kind of already in the works but the second one was about how light I wanted it, how comfortable I wanted it, and how I wanted it to feel. I have a pretty slim foot so I wanted to mimic that with the shoes.

TB: From a design standpoint can you name a favorite jersey and sneaker you had growing up?

JC: Shoes, Jordan, for sure. Jersey, probably a Grant Hill jersey.

TB: If you had the chance to surround 4 other players with you on the court past or present to form the strongest team possible who would they be?

JC: Ever?

TB: Yeah All-Time?

JC: Jordan, Hakeem, Shaq and Bird.

TB: How did you spend your time over the all-star break?

JC: Home, hanging with my family, my daughter had a birthday party.

TB: What’s the one thing the Clippers have as a team which can trouble other teams come playoff time?

JC: Being battle tested, we went through a lot the last few year, we’ve had chances to do stuff, so I think those heart breaks are going to make us a better team when we get to that point again.

TB: You’re often labelled as a streaky shooter but at the same time you consistently put up numbers on a game by game basis off the bench. Is there anything you do particular to prepare yourself to perform at a high level?

JC: The same drill, I just try to adjust, if something’s not working on the night, my jumpers not working, I’ll get to the free throw to see the ball go through, get to the midrange, get to the basket, so that way you’re always effective.

TB: When the day comes and you retire, how do you want to be remembered?

JC: Better person than basketball player.

-Jamal Crawford x Posterizes Interview 2016-

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The Miami Heat Winning Streak

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Some Insight into the Miami Heat Win Streak:

Interestingly enough, there is a Scientific basis by which the Heat’s winning streak is, and always will be LESS IMPRESSIVE compared to the Lakers 33 games, or even the Rockets 22 games.

There is a distinct Biological basis by which the natural human circadian rhythm and the Heat’s natural geographic positioning make their games easier to win than the Lakers games.

And no, I am not just talking about how the East is generally perceived as the weaker conference or even hating on the Heat’s impressive winning streak, but rather I am speaking towards a study done in 1997 by Stanford University on Sports teams and the psycho-physiological basis of circadian rhythms and their affect on winning percentage of road games.

Teams who reside on the East coast win games at a clip of 44% on the road when travelling to a different time zone, as per this study. In contrast, a team from the western conference, specifically from the Pacific time zone, only win 36% of their games on the road in a different time zone. (Note, the percentage for facing teams in your own time zone is 46%.)

The study that found this collected data over 10 seasons, and complied it to see statistical trends in athlete and team performance. The term, coined by Dr. W. Christopher Winter, is called Circadian Advantage. Typically, an East coast team with a 3 hour time advantage over a west coast opponent is at a huge advantage when they play. This can be compounded with the Heat’s home court advantage (Especially against West Coast Teams) and seen as a geographic advantage. The Heat have played against a handful of tough Western Conference opponents during this winning streak, including teams like the Thunder, the Grizzlies, Lakers, Clippers, and Blazers where this could have played a role down the stretch.

Now, this may not seem like that big a deal, but there was even a rule change in the NBA due to this very problem. When the Lakers and Celtics would play finals games, teams and press would have to travel coast to coast over the often full 7 game series. Eventually, the finals was changed to a 2-3-2 style, to lessen the stress of travel and to diminish the distinct advantage the East coast team would have.

A similar 25 year retrospective study was done in the NFL, where West Coast teams were actually found to hold an advantage against East Coast teams during Monday Night football for similar reasons.

Now, the Heat have played amazing in their win streak, and I am not trying to diminish that. But this is just some food for thought.

Check out more about the Study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19953826

NBA 2K13 LeBron James Cover

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Earlier today, the team at 2K sports announced the cover athletes and the official cover for the new rendition of the annual basketball video game that so many basketball fans love to play. The new cover features the young trio of Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, and Blake Griffin.

Although there was much hype behind the cover and there are quite a few fans who were in love with the new cover design, there was also a large contingent of individuals who wanted to see their 2012 NBA Champion Finals MVP, LeBron James on the cover or 5 time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant on the cover.

 

Download Your NBA 2K13  Posterizes Custom Covers Below

Over here at Posterizes, we heard your requests and we created a special edition 2K13 cover featuring Ishaan Mishra’s LeBron James – “Total Domination” Wallpaper design. We also have a special Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James version from our designer Ryan Hurst.

Download the images and use it as your 2K13 covers, and make sure to come back and check out our other wallpapers and designs as we have our NBA Legends Week coming up!

Designed by Ishaan Mishra of Source24designs and Ryan Hurst

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LeBron James 2012 NBA MVP Wallpapers

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Download your LeBron James Wallpapers by clicking here.

LeBron James has officially been named the 2012 NBA MVP, garnering the honor of best regular season performer for the third time in just 4 years. This is LeBron’s first time winning the award as a member of the Miami Heat, and he did so this year averaging over 27 points 6 assists and 7 rebounds per game as he led the Heat to one of the best records in basketball. Here at Posterizes, we have put together two unique MVP wallpapers for “King” James and look forward to seeing what he does in the postseason.

Designed by Ishaan Mishra of Source24designs

Want to win a FREE t-shirt?

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We are giving away 2 t-shirts for FREE! To be in the draw simply Like the photo below on our Facebook or Instagram account or Retweet on Twitter

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#HelloBrooklyn New Brooklyn Nets Logo Wallpaper

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 Click here to download the Brooklyn Nets Logo Wallpaper.

As the Brooklyn Nets make the move to their new arena, fans are clamoring over the new team logo. The black and white style is iconic of New York street wear, and yet the simplicity is something which hasn’t been seen in NBA logos. The new logo marks the beginning of a new era, and here at Posterizes, we have created the new Brooklyn Nets logo in wallpaper format! Fans of the new design can set it as their desktop or device wallpaper by clicking the link below. While you are at it, check out the new Nets promo!

Click here to download the Brooklyn Nets Logo Wallpaper.

 Designed by Ishaan Mishra

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Want to win a printed poster of your choice from Posterizes?

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On April 18th 2012 we had over 5,000 views on our site, we are pretty excited about this and we would like to give back to our fans across the globe by giving away one large poster of your choice from the artwork on our site printed and delivered to you.

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*one winner will be selected at random on the 23rd of April 2012