The 25 Greatest Sixth Men Of All Time

Oct 28, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili (20) reacts after a shot against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 101-100. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 28, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili (20) reacts after a shot against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 101-100. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 8, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (11) rallies the crowd against the Houston Rockets during the second half in game three of the second round of the NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (11) rallies the crowd against the Houston Rockets during the second half in game three of the second round of the NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

11. Jamal Crawford, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers

15.9 PPG, 3.1 APG, 34.9 3P% in 7 seasons as 6th Man

Accolades: 2X Sixth Man of the Year (2009-10, 2013-14) 

We’ve never seen a player quite like Jamal Crawford. He’s essentially brought the free-flowing playground style of play seen at places like the legendary Rucker Park in Harlem to the NBA.

Crawford has become arguably the most recognizable sixth man in NBA history by playing the game with a bonified swagger that just can’t be duplicated. With incredible range, a rare knack for making tough shots and one of the nastiest crossovers in NBA history, he can string together plays that make you feel like you’re watching an And-1 exhibition.

Originally starting for the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks, Jam got his first taste of the sixth man role in the 2005-06 season with the latter. He was an immediate fit for the role, as his outstanding isolation skills made him a devastating scorer who could fill it up quick, fast and in a hurry.

Since then, Crawford has perfected the hitman-for-hire hustle,  providing instant offense for contenders like the Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers. He’s so good at what he does that he is the only player to win the Sixth Man of the Year Award on two different teams.

Add in the fact that he holds the all-time record for four-point plays (three-pointers with a free throw) and you have one of the best and most unique iso players of all time.

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