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Craig "Speedy" Claxton (born May 8, 1978 in Hempstead, New York) is an NBA basketball player currently playing for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets.

Prior to the NBA, Claxton played for Hofstra University. At Hofstra, Claxton led the Pride to the America East Championship defeating the University of Delaware in the championship game at Hofstra Arena. The Pride reached the 2000 NCAA Tournament, where they were defeated in the first round by an Oklahoma State team led by Desmond Mason, Claxton's future teammate with the Hornets.

Speedy donated money to help build the arena which the Hofstra team plays in.

He was drafted in 2000 in the 1st round, 20th overall, by the Philadelphia 76ers as a possible replacement for the then-disgruntled Allen Iverson.

Claxton missed his entire rookie season due to a knee injury suffered during the pre-season. In 2002 Claxton was traded to the San Antonio Spurs, where he won the 2003 Championship as a valuable reserve backing up Tony Parker.

In 2003 Claxton was signed by the Golden State Warriors. On February 24, 2005, Speedy and Dale Davis were traded from the Golden State Warriors to the Hornets for Baron Davis.

His parents are from Antigua.

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