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Jordan Crawford Thinks He Can Be Better Than Michael Jordan

There's confidence, and then there's too much confidence. This is the latter, especially in a game where overconfidence can lead to one freezing out teammates and exhibiting poor shot selection. Take it away, Jordan Crawford.

"I don’t tell nobody, but I feel like I can be better than Michael Jordan," Crawford said, without the slightest hint of sarcasm. "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."

Oh boy.

See, in basketball, there's a fine line between confidence and arrogance. Those like Jordan who can actually carry the scoring load can say these things without me worrying. Crawford, though, shot a very low percentage and exhibited some pretty horrendous shot selection. He had big games, but he had plenty of dreadful games too.

Point being, if Crawford' supreme confidence results in him breaking the offense to shoot even more bad shots, this is not a good sign. He wasn't kidding, by the way.

"Yeah, I know that [is crazy], I definitely know that. But I’m not settling for anything less," Crawford said. "I feel like I’m better than him, anyway. My mom is going to say I’m better than him."

OK, so maybe he's kidding a little. But knowing Crawford, the confidence is very real, and he's coming ever so close to approaching that line.