Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 10:15 am  |  10 responses

Jamal Crawford Blames Old Shoes for Left Foot Injury

Many NBA players wear a new pair of sneakers each game. Jamal Crawford, however, has a different system — the LA Clippers’ backup guard wears one pair all season for road games, and another for home tilts. This season, he decided to stick with a single pair for all contests, and it cost him. Per the LA Daily News: “Crawford was injured while making a move during the first half of the Clippers’ loss Tuesday to the Denver Nuggets. He played the next night against the Warriors only because teammate Caron Butler missed the game for personal reasons. [...] When a group of reporters approached him to ask before Saturday’s game if he had a new pair which he had taken a new pair out of one of the boxes and boxes a shoe company supplied to him, Crawford said, ‘Yes, I do,’ and held up a shiny new pair. ‘I have a little plate in there, too, to keep it stable,’ said Crawford, a backup shooting guard who is the Clippers’ third-leading scorer with an average of 16.7 points behind superstars Blake Griffin (17.6 points) and Chris Paul (16.7 points).”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    spike lee believes him

  • Max

    It must be a hell playing with one pair of shoes for 2 months!

  • The Mauve Avenger

    I still play in 2010 hyperfuses shut up.

  • danpowers

    2009 adidas pro model bang! lol

  • roscoe

    what brand & model was he wearing?

    some “talking heads” act like they will ask tough questions, but they don’t name the shoe company…. come on?!

  • theDankerNuggets

    a new pair every game is rediculous!

  • The Mauve Avenger

    I’ll be quiet now haha

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    oh damn, you guys beat me lol @6d38db6cd4c320d9606fb139021eade7:disqus

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    lol same

  • Ugh

    I had the first generation Pennys for ten years. My only basketball show, indoor and out. No lie. They lasted the distance, too.