Jamal Crawford Shows Lighter Side of Trash Talk as LA Takes on Wizards

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 19:  Jamal Crawford #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots a jumper against the New Orleans Hornets during a 93-77 Clipper victory for their 11th straight win at Staples Center on December 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Jamal Crawford has been on a mission this year to make everybody forget about his terrible season from a year ago, and he's doing it with great efficiency, at least compared to last season.

Pair that with the fact that Crawford is a very outspoken, but not necessarily in an extremely negative sense, and the news about Crawford going into Los Angeles' game with the Washington Wizards was very intriguing:

Ill be mic'd up for tonight's game. Be sure and check it out on Prime Ticket...#clippshow

— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) January 19, 2013

Well, in the midst of the game, Crawford saw himself lined up against Jordan Crawford (no relation) and started to have a little bit of fun.

Jamal, of course known for his killer crossover, gave a few words of advice to Jordan mid-game to keep care of his recently injured ankle:

Jamal Crawford mid-game to Jordan Crawford who has a bruised ankle: "Is your foot ok? If you wanna keep it that way, don't guard me"

— Beyond The Buzzer(@BeyondTheBuzzer) January 20, 2013

Of course, as trash talk has been in the spotlight as of late, Jamal's light-hearted take on ribbing his opponents is a nice change after the events of the past two weeks.

With Kevin Garnett getting a lot of negative press after he enraged Carmelo Anthony in their last game over comments that may or may not have been directed at Anthony's wife, a comment from Crawford like this is a funny little jab.

Plus, given the nastiness of Crawford's crossovers over the course of his career, he's got something of a history. It might just be the best advice Jamal has ever given anybody.

And it's not like it was anything personal, Crawford talked about playing against Jordan before the game:

Spoke to Jamal Crawford this morning. Told me Jordan Crawford will always be one of his favorites because "he stays swagged out." #wizards

— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) January 20, 2013