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The NBA arrival of a 10-year veteran

It took Jamal Crawford a decade, but he's finally critical to his team's success.

Originally Published: April 30, 2010
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

MILWAUKEE -- Jamal Crawford told me something once.

He said: "This is my year. There comes a point where no matter what the reason is -- coaches, me, whatever -- [if you are not producing] after three or four years in the league, you are about to be shopped around, start traveling, moving to different teams, about to be labeled a role player. So that's why … right now … I gotta do this."

That was in 2004, just before he started the moving, his ...

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