Jamal Crawford and Quentin Richardson return for a new stream of NBA HooperVision on NBA League Pass. The duo will give their unique perspectives on Thursday’s game between the Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets (7 ET), taking fans inside the life of an NBA player by sharing stories from their careers and providing in-depth analysis on the matchup.
NBA HooperVision gives fans the authentic feel of watching a game with two NBA legends. Crawford and Richardson do everything from discussing players’ pregame outfits to breaking down detailed X’s and O’s during the live game. The stream usually includes a special guest, too. On the most recent edition of NBA HooperVision, the crew welcomed NBA legend Nate Robinson to the show. Tune in tonight to see what the guys have planned on NBA League Pass.
The Heat (37-21) enter Thursday’s matchup winners of five of their last six contests. Miami currently sits as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference. Jimmy Butler has been leading the way for the Heat, averaging 22.3 ppg in his last six outings, while Bam Adebayo has chipped in 21.3 ppg and 11 rebounds during the stretch. Miami will seek a win to ride this positive momentum right into the 2022 NBA All-Star break this weekend.
The Hornets (29-30) enter the contest looking for a much-needed win heading into the All-Star weekend. Charlotte has won just two of its last 10 games and is currently in 9th place in the Eastern Conference. When discussing the team’s recent skid, Hornets coach James Borrego told reporters, “This whole thing is really a mental game, we’ll find our spirit again on Thursday night, we’ve just got to get our heads square. A great opportunity to get a win before the break.” The bright spot for Charlotte continues to be rising superstar LaMelo Ball who is averaging 23.8 ppg in the month of February. Ball will be competing in his first NBA All-Star Game this Sunday in Cleveland.
If you’re new to NBA League Pass, unlock your 7-day free trial now. Upon logging into your League Pass subscription, you’ll be able to find the alternate stream with Crawford and Richardson on the game page for Heat-Hornets within the “Watch” tab.
Richardson and Crawford were both selected in the 2000 Draft and combined to play in more than 2,100 NBA games.
Crawford, a guard who was picked No. 8 in the Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers and traded to the Chicago Bulls, is tied with Lou Williams as the only players in NBA history to win the Kia Sixth Man of the Year Award in three different seasons. Crawford played for the Bulls, Knicks, Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns and Nets in his 20-year career.
At 39, and in his final regular-season game with Phoenix, Crawford dropped 51 points in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks. That performance made him the oldest NBA player to score 50+ points in a game, as well as the first player to score that many points off the bench in a single NBA game.
Richardson, a combo guard-forward who was picked No. 18 by the Clippers, played 13 seasons with stops in Phoenix, New York, Miami and Orlando after beginning his career in LA. He won the 2005 NBA 3-Point Contest and has gone on to a successful broadcast career, which includes co-hosting the popular “Knuckleheads” podcast.