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Jordan Crawford, whose maturity has been questioned at times during his NBA career, suggested Friday that he’s trying to be a leader on a young Celtics team.
“Just trying to build the team, we’ve got a lot of young guys,” said Crawford. “I’m going into my fourth year, I’m actually kinda getting looked upon to lead, you know, in the weight room. Just trying to lead everybody, show them the right way to do it.”
Pressed on his leadership qualities, Crawford added, “I kinda got a strong personality, so people kinda gravitate towards me in locker rooms and on the court, so it’s my job to lead them in the right direction.”
Crawford, who drew headlines last season for a head-shaking sock choice and for barking at Carmelo Anthony after a postseason win in New York, arrived in Boston early this offseason and hopes that extra time will help a young team bond.
We can only pray that MarShon Brooks gets ALL of the minutes at back-up shooting guard.
In fact, bow your heads and join hands:
Our Father Auerbach, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in at the Garden. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from Jordan Crawford’s leadership. Amen.
The rest of the links:
CSNNE – Brooks, Crawford set to battle for minutes | Rondo improving, unlikely for start of season | Christmas inks with Suns | ESPN Boston – Stevens urges Rondo to return when ready | Bovada is the best sportsbook for Americans