The Portland Trailblazers are the up-and-coming surprise playoff team from last year that is looking to make even more noise in the tough Western Conference this season. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers are trying to get over the hump of merely being a second round out for the conference’s top teams. Sunday night in Portland, the two teams met in a high-scoring affair that saw Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford pop off like a veteran with something to prove. Crawford’s performance included the three-point shot you see above, which he was so confident was going in, that he pulled a move we like to call the anti-Swaggy P (it’s a working title) — turning towards the Blazers bench before the ball went through the net.
Crawford ended the game with 23 points, but the Blazers got he last laugh (if such a thing exists in the preseason), 119-114.
(Note: if auto play doesn’t work on the video, just fast forward to about the 55-second mark)