‘Let’s just play one-on-one’: Jamal Crawford reveals how his dream came true during his iconic Gatorade ad with Michael Jordan

In the NBA world, there haven’t been many players who compete like Michael Jordan. The six-time NBA champion was one of the fiercest competitors the league has faced. Even at the end of his career, Jordan never lost his sense of competition. Playing for the Washington Wizards, he did an iconic commercial with Gatorade that summed up his career perfectly. Recently, Jamal Crawford revealed how his dream came true during this time.

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Unlike Jordan, Jamal Crawford was not one of the NBA’s main stars. However, despite not being the face of the league, he knew how to get a bucket. The 3-time Sixth Man of the Year was one of the best ball handlers in the league. Handing out nasty crossovers on a daily basis, Crawford was surely a star. However, he had his dream match in the Gatorade commercial with Michael Jordan.

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While speaking to Dan Patrick, Crawford explained how his dream came true, doing an iconic commercial with his idol.

Jamal Crawford becomes Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was entering his final NBA season in 2003. During that time, he directed one of the most iconic commercials that first aired during the Super Bowl. The ad depicted a 23-year-old GM playing one-on-one with his 39-year-old self. However, what many people don’t know is that Jamal Crawford represented the Jordan Bulls in commercials. Recently on The Dan Patrick Show, Crawford talked about doing the iconic commercial with his idol.

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He said: “I’m like what are the lines? It’s like no taste, let’s just play one on one. So I start reaching for the ball, it’s like you ‘You reach I teach’. I go for his flow. Crawford went on to say, “I did some one-on-one stuff on the pitch, talking to him while playing one-on-one. It was truly a dream come true. Little did I know then, this would be such an iconic ad.

Crawford had the whole Jordan experience with his idol. But the ad itself summed up the legend of Michael Jordan perfectly. Jordan was an animal and all he wanted was to win. One way he did it was to do it all competitive. His signature personal line to take away in Last Dance was the main Jordan lived by.

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Even in his final season, MJ was as decorated a scorer as ever. He posted 20 points per game at 40. Moreover, the competitor in him remained until the end, playing all 82 games this season. There will never be another player in the NBA like Jordan. He left a legacy that will be remembered for many years. There can be no mention of the NBA without Michael Jordan jumping into the conversation.

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