Washington Wizards shooting guard Jordan Crawford thinks that he can be the greatest basketball player of all time, even greater than Michael Jordan, according to the Washington Post.
“I don’t tell nobody, but I feel like I can be better than Michael Jordan,” Crawford told Michael Lee of the Washington Post. “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.”
The 23-year-old is coming off of a rookie season where he averaged just 11.7 points per game in 42 contests. Crawford did see dramatic improvement, however, after being traded to the Wizards mid-season. In 26 games with Washington he averaged 16.3 points per game, compared to just 4.2 in 16 games with the Hawks.
Michael Jordan averaged 28.2 points per game in his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls in 1984. Until now, Crawford’s biggest claim to fame is that he was the college basketball player who dunked on LeBron James during an offseason scrimmage in the now infamous incident where Nike allegedly tried to confiscate the footage.