The former Knicks and Clippers star recently announced his retirement on social media. Here, we find out more about Jamal Crawford’s wife, Tori Lucas, and their children.
Jamal Crawford has decided to retire, formally announcing the news on Twitter. Crawford is known as one of the best Sixth Mans in NBA history, and was an explosive scorer off the bench throughout his career.
After the news was made official, we find out more about Jamal Crawford’s wife, Tori Lucas, and their family.
Former NBA star announces retirement
On 20 March 2022, Crawford officially announced his retirement on Twitter.
The 42-year-old posted a picture of himself standing near a basket with the caption: “Thank you basketball, I owe you everything.”
He also quoted a Jay-Z song – December 4th – in the tweet. He wrote: “Goodbye to the game. All the spoils, the adrenalin rush.”
Crawford is the only three-time NBA Sixth Man Of The Year and remains the NBA all-time leader in four-point plays. He is the oldest player to score 50-plus points in an NBA game, and the only to have a 50-point game with four different franchises. Crawford is also only the second player in NBA history to have scored more than 10,000 career points off the bench.
He played for nine NBA teams, most recently for the Brooklyn Nets. Jamal averaged 14.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in his career.
Meet Jamal Crawford’s wife Tori
Jamal Crawford’s wife is Tori Crawford (nee Lucas) – they married in August 2014. The couple had been dating for several years and tied the knot at their huge waterfront mansion in Seattle.
The wedding was attended by many of Crawford’s then-Clippers teammates including Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin, Matt Barnes and JJ Reddick. Other NBA stars such as LaMarcus Aldridge, Grant Hill, Nate Robinson, and Isaiah Thomas were also in attendance.
Tori Lucas appears to be a fairly private person and mostly keeps out the public eye. However, the couple are actively involved in community reach-out programmes and charities, including the Jamal Crawford Foundation.
Through the foundation they have: “Funded a new basketball court for Rainier Beach High School, provided ongoing support for athletic trainers at Seattle Public High Schools, funded a new court for Liberty Park, donated a library to a school in the Bronx, assisted in the funding of a youth basketball league for the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, and more.”
Jamal Crawford’s children
Jamal Crawford and his wife have two children – son JJ Crawford and daughter London Crawford. He also has another son, Eric Crawford, from a previous relationship.
Jamal recently shared a birthday message to his daughter, London, on Twitter:
Jamal Crawford’s son, JJ, is following in his father’s footsteps. The 11-year-old was recently at the Ballislife Jr All American Camp, where he was showing off his skills.
In the footage below, JJ shows the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as his moves are eerily similar to his dad’s:
As the NBA waves goodbye to one Crawford, it may not be long until we see another gracing the league.