Jamal Crawford remained in character Sunday when a reporter congratulated him for being the first winner of the Elton Brand Media Recognition Award, given by the local chapter of the Professional Basketball Writers Assn. to the Clippers player most accommodating with reporters.
"That's on you guys too, so thank you," Crawford said. "I really appreciate that."
Crawford is one of the most friendly, engaging and accessible players in the NBA, almost always available at his locker before games while many other teammates remain in a players' lounge.
He thoughtfully answers even the most inane questions...