Jordan Crawford Believes He Can be Better than Michael Jordan

You may remember Jordan Crawford for his dunk embargoed around the world. He’s come a long way since the day when Nike blocked his embarrassment of LeBron James. Crawford, a second-year guard with the Wizards, had a great tournament with Xavier before becoming a first-round pick in 2010. Last season with the Wizards, he averaged nearly 12 points per game and 24 minutes. Nothing spectacular, but it won’t stop Crawford from believing in himself.

Take a look at comments he made recently.

“I don’t tell nobody, but I feel like I can be better than Michael Jordan,” Crawford said, without the slightest hint of sarcasm. “When I’m done playing, I don’t want people to say, Michael Jordan is the best player. I want that to be me. That’s how I am. That’s how I was built.”

When told that people would think he was crazy for saying that, Crawford didn’t back down.

“Yeah, I know that, I definitely know that. But I’m not settling for anything less,” Crawford said. “I feel like I’m better than him, anyway. My mom is going to say I’m better than him.”

Laugh all you want, but I’d much rather have a player who believes in himself than someone like Kwame Brown. As long as Crawford doesn’t get crazy and start jacking up 30 shots per game, having confidence is a necessary tool for athletes. Keep dreaming Jordan, and prove everyone wrong.

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Around The Web

  • http://twitter.com/SimpsonDW David Simpson

    I like it.  He’s showing confidence and high expectations for himself, without disparaging anyone else.  Good for him.  The Wiz are a team on the rise, so it’ll be interesting to watch him. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Loboy-Coolers/100002894501588 Loboy Coolers

    Hey, somebody wake that kid up – he’s daydreaming again.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_73ZIY3K2WD7GXYSKDGZKXSYISU Raven Shadow

    You know, LaBron keeps believing the same thing but he keeps playing the poorest games of his career during postseason.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QH425K26OAMN34RL3W3NOUTB6E Joe

    he’s putting alot of pressure on his self,besides if he feel that,then just go out in play the game and prove it on the court. and of course this boy’s mamma gonna say,”yes baby you can be better than michael”,only a mother’s love can say this. he can believe in his self,but he’s streching it. well it least he can believe,but a player like MJ is a once in a life time,just ask lebron james,in his head he probably thinks that he’s in the same league with mike but he’s not even close.

  • Anonymous

    Too much pride….for the young man…better to stay humble and show what you have than boast and and come up short.  After pride comes the fall.  Confindence and pride are not the same thing.  Go do it first…then give me a call!  Humble yourself and God will lift you up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donjojo1luv Joel Don Jojo Joseph

    just play the game and believe in yourself do not compare yourself to anyone,you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it and that is what MJ  and the other great players did.Obama did not say”I can be president”.He just believed in himself,put his mind to it and with confidence became the first black president of this country.Remember though with God on your side you can do wonders,just believe in him and believe in yourself.

  • Anonymous

     Luke 14:10-12
    10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. 11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”    Jesus Christ!

  • Anonymous

    For by the grace given… I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed… Apostle Paul … Humility is not popular with man…but popular with God.

  • Anonymous

    Proverbs 27:2…Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.
    King Solomon

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YTD5X7K63UPBLVCUXEE5OH3EHM DAN BAER

    LOL, ROFL   Alright Big Boy , Put The Pipe Down

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Nelson/515384180 Michael Nelson

    Now that you said it you have to prove. it.  No nights off for you from now on.  I like your swag.  Time will tell, but you put yourself in a spot, but no one really believes you, so go on an play young man.  People will be watching……

  • Anonymous

    Win as much championships, MVP’s, score points, etc. and I’ll consider his comparison to MJ.  Until then I’ll just wait and see..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YPJNF6SEX6JO2CIOZ2IP447FPM Genuine

    Jordan Crawford is one funny kid.

  • Anonymous

    Where can I get some of that stuff Crawford is smoking?