It takes some serious skill to be able to dunk over LeBron James. But it takes a lot more than that to be better than a six-time world champion, five-time MVP and 10-time scoring champion.
But Jordan Crawford, a 2010 first-round draft pick playing for the Washington Wizards, apparently aspires to be better than Michael Jordan. And he thinks it could be in the cards.
"I don't tell nobody, but I feel like I can be better than Michael Jordan," Crawford told The Washington Post. "When I'm done playing, I don't want people to say, 'Michael Jordan is the best player.' I want that to be me. That's how I am. That's how I was built."
Crawford averaged almost 12 points per game in 24 minutes per game last season. It's difficult to think of anyone surpassing Air Jordan, but Crawford has become extremely confident in his abilities — even though he realizes the idea of becoming better than Jordan seems crazy.
"Yeah, I know that, I definitely know that. But I'm not settling for anything less," he said. "I feel like I'm better than him, anyway. My mom is going to say I'm better than him."