An avowed gym rat, Crawford is famous for his year-roun…

An avowed gym rat, Crawford is famous for his year-round participation in pick-up games. Though he has a famously slick handle—his Twitter handle is @JCrossover—he has said he never did ball-handling drills and didn’t practice his shot much until 2012. A Seattle native, he is still living there with his family. A February trip with his 10-year-old son and nephew to a Shoot 360 gym in nearby Kirkland prompted him to become an investor in the company. Fellow NBA veterans Fred Jones and Rodney Stuckey already own and operate their own Shoot 360 gyms, which use shot-tracking technology and interactive video interfaces to engage fans in ball-handling and passing drills.
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Tom Thibodeau feels no pressure with James Dolan expectations

On the heels of James Dolan publicly declaring his playoff expectations for this season, Knicks’ coach Tom Thibodeau said he doesn’t feel pressure to reach the owner’s goal. “I never feel pressure because I know what I put into each day,” Thibodeau said. “I think anybody who puts everything they have into each day, you never feel pressure.” Dolan told WFAN on Friday that he “fully expects” the Knicks to reach the playoffs and “that will definitely be a benchmark.” Left unsaid was what would occur if the Knicks fail, but coaches are often the first on the chopping block when an owner is displeased.
January 28, 2023 | 8:32 pm EST Update
“As I’ve gone through free agency this time around, of course I’m thinking of where I can compete for my third championship, but the words home and family are what I kept coming back to … I need to be there for my daughter, for my son, for my wife,” Parker posted. “I can’t be without them for parts of the season when Lailaa is in school and I won’t miss her volleyball games or school dances simply because of distance. Lailaa starts high school in August and I need to be there for her, just as she’s been there for me. “After evaluating the landscape together with my family, we’ve decided the Las Vegas Aces are the right organization for us at this point in our lives.”