Jamal Crawford and Quentin Richardson return for a new stream of NBA HooperVision on NBA League Pass. The duo will give their unique perspectives on Friday’s game between the Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies (8 ET), taking fans inside the life of an NBA player by sharing stories from their careers and providing in-depth analysis on the matchup.
The Jazz (30-19) have lost three straight — two to Phoenix and one to Golden State. Jazz stars Donovan Mitchell (concussion) and Rudy Gobert (left calf strain) are out and, in their absence, Jordan Clarkson has picked up his production (19 ppg in his last three games). The Jazz will look to bounce back vs. the Grizzlies and remain a top-four seed in the Western Conference.
The Grizzlies (33-17) won their last game, 118-110, against the Spurs. Ja Morant led the way with 41 points, while Jaren Jackson Jr. added 22. Morant has put his name into the Kia MVP conversation thanks to his 28.0 ppg in January. The Grizzlies’ team defense has been key and Memphis leads the NBA in blocks per game (6.4) and steals per game (10.2), helping fuel its No. 3 spot in the West standings.
If you’re new to League Pass, unlock your 7-day free trial now. Upon logging into your League Pass subscription, you’ll be able to find the alternate stream with Crawford and Richardson on the game page for Jazz-Grizzlies within the “Watch” tab.
Richardson and Crawford were both selected in the 2000 Draft and combined to play in more than 2,100 NBA games.
Crawford, a guard who was picked No. 8 in the Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers and traded to the Chicago Bulls, is tied with Lou Williams as the only players in NBA history to win the Kia Sixth Man of the Year Award in three different seasons. Crawford played for the Bulls, Knicks, Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns and Nets in his 20-year career.
At 39, and in his final regular season game with Phoenix, Crawford dropped 51 points in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks. That performance made him the oldest NBA player to score 50+ points in a game, as well as the first player to score that many points off the bench in a single NBA game.
Richardson, a combo guard-forward who was picked No. 18 by the Clippers, played 13 seasons with stops in Phoenix, New York, Miami and Orlando after beginning his career in LA. He won the 2005 NBA 3-Point Contest and has gone on to a successful broadcast career, which includes co-hosting the popular “Knuckleheads” podcast.