Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980 in Seattle, Washington) is an American professional basketball player who plays with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. He is a 6'5" and 200 lb (91 kg) shooting guard–point guard. He won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award for the 2009-2010 NBA season.
Crawford attended Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, where his number (23) is retired. Rainier Beach High School is also where fellow NBA and NCAA basketball players Doug Christie, Nate Robinson, Terrence Williams, and Mark Pearsall attended. After high school, Crawford attended the University of Michigan, where he was given a six-game suspension by the NCAA for violating rules on amateurism and extra benefits received by Seattle businessman Barry Henthorn.
Crawford was drafted in 2000 as a freshman by the Cleveland Cavaliers but was traded on draft day to the Chicago Bulls for their pick, Chris Mihm. Prior to the 2004–05 season (after four seasons in Chicago), Crawford was traded, along with Jerome Williams, to the Knicks for Dikembe Mutombo, Othella Harrington, Frank Williams and Cezary Trybanski.