Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  19 responses

What’s Beef: Maggette vs. Crawford

by Marcel Mutoni

So, this happened at Warriors HQ a few nights ago:

According to a team source, guard Jamal Crawford and forward Corey Maggette had a heated exchange during Monday’s overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs. It took me a while to confirm it, but the argument started on the court, believe it or not.

Crawford, apparently sparked by a comment from Maggette, began yelling at Maggette about his selfish play. The usually mild-mannered Crawford was the aggressor in the exchange, according to the source, and told Maggette to “contribute something other than scoring.” The shouting match extended into the locker room at halftime.

Last night, following Golden State’s win over the lifeless Suns, the mood in the locker room was much happier. And naturally, Maggette and Crawford both downplayed the incident.

“It’s nothing that doesn’t happen on any team,” said Crawford, who wouldn’t go into specifics about the confrontation. “It’s over. It happened and we’ll move on.”

In basketball-related matters, if you’re into that sort of thing, Stephen Jackson notched the first triple double of his career agains the Suns. The crowd gave him an ovation when the achievement was announced. Despite the terrible record, all appears to be well in Warriors-land.

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  • http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    Jamal Crawford: Chucker.

  • riggs

    dont get deebo’d by corey jamal.

  • http://www.slamonline.com mat smith

    what has GM Steve Errrrrrrr done to my beutiful Suns….

  • http://www.slamonline.com mat smith

    *beautiful, no edit button, no takebacks

  • Squirrel7

    Considering their production is pretty even (19.4ppg, 1.8apg, 5.9rpg for Magette, 19.3ppg, 4.7apg, 3.2rpg for Crawford), it seems a bit hypocritical……..

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    If Corey Maggette punched Jamal Crawford on Tuesday, he’d wake up on Jupiter.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    Jamal Crawford then asked Corey Maggette to start his Jeep.

  • niQ

    maggette, crawford, stephen jackson. all chuckers.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    But still I hope that Don Nelson resigns after this season, and wrote a blog about it.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    sjack is an excellent all around player and he doesnt get enough credit, but i know who he is.

  • Tavoris

    Jamal Crawford is a chucker, no doubt, but he’s always been more than willing to pass the ball.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    I think situations like this, although they can lead to something else like a team breaking up, are overblown. Whenever you have to work with other people to accomplish one goal especially in sports, there are going to be arguments. @Russ: Have you ever had an argument with a co-worker while working on an issue of Slam but you were still able to work with that person to finish the magazine?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Um, only 5,657 times. But why are you asking me that? I didn’t write the freaking story. Or link to it. I just pointed out that if Corey ever got mad enough to punch Jamal, he would send him into orbit.

  • a_whiteman

    Maggette looks like on of those big diesel dudes that if he took a nice shot, his knees would buckle and he would drop quicker then phx in the west

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jack

    @ Squirrel: There is a big difference between 1.8 and 4.7 apg. I’m with Jamal on this, Maggette is too selfish. Sure he rebounds more, but he’s a forward, and Jamal is a guard.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    Russ, I asked that to prove the point that arguments between co-workers, in this case, Maggette and Crawford, happen but it doesn’t mean that they can’t still work together. I specifically asked you because I saw your name in the comments section and because you were the EIC so I figured you may have been in that situation, not because of you’re comment at 10:46 am.

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  • kevin k

    LOL @ Jamal Crawford telling Maggette to contribute other than scoring… stats don’t do justice when watching Crawford play…

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