Despite all the controversy surrounding the L.A. Clippers right now, because of its owner’s racist statements, some positive news has surfaced — guard Jamal Crawford has won this season’s Sixth Man Award.
The 34-year-old earns the award for the second time in his career, beating out top competition in Chicago’s Taj Gibson, San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili, Phoenix’s Markieff Morris, Oklahoma City’s Reggie Jackson and Dallas’ Vince Carter.
ESPN.com reports that Crawford was scheduled to have received the award at Staples Center on Tuesday night (April 29) before the Clippers’ Game 5 victory over Golden State Warriors, but the ceremony was pushed back in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal.
This season, the high-scoring guard served as a starter in place of either Chris Paul or J.J. Redick for 23 games, and finished the season with a scoring average to 20.6 points.
In 2010, he took home the award with the Atlanta Hawks, during which he averaged 18.6 points per game.