Jamal Crawford’s son: Hey, Dad, aren’t you a basketball player any longer?

Guard Jamal Crawford has missed eight of the past nine games with a strained left calf. At Thursday’s practice in Playa Vista he talked about how badly he wants to get back in the game, and he said he may play Saturday when his team hosts the Detroit Pistons.

One person in his family, his young son J.J., is wondering why the heck his pops has not played lately.

“It’s funny, but my son, J.J. – because he still comes to the games even when I don’t play – he was like, ‘Dad, why aren’t you playing basketball anymore?’ And I’m like,’Yeah, OK, it’s time for me to get back out there.'”

Crawford turned 34 on Thursday.


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