Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/30/12
Antawn Jamison was angry after spending a fifth consecutive game at the end of the Lakers' bench. He was less irritated after thinking about it for a couple of days. "I'm kind of disappointed in myself that I kind of expressed my frustration the way I did, but I'm human," Jamison said Sunday. "We move forward and most importantly, we've got a game here Tuesday and whether it's me being a cheerleader and smiling or run up and down the court, I'm going to do everything that I can to be positive and make sure we continue to win games." Jamison, 36, said he would not seek a trade from the team that signed him to a one-year, 1.4-million contract last summer. "There's not going to be no rocking the boat here with myself or demanding a trade," he said. "I'm here for the long haul. I'm here to help this team win a championship." Jamison was unhappy after sitting out the Lakers' 104-87 victory over Portland. "My only thing is let me know why. I dont think you go from starting and 30-something minutes to not in the rotation whatsoever," he told The Times on Friday. "And not explaining to me what exactly happened, thats the toughest thing. Theres nothing you can do but be positive and support your teammates. The only reason I came here was they said I was going to play and to win a championship." Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni downplayed any rift between him and Jamison. "There's absolutely nothing there," D'Antoni said Sunday. "I understand that sometimes it's difficult to accept a demotion or maybe needs an explanation and I can do a better job always of communicating -- there's no doubt about that. But ... he's great, I'm great, the team's good and we're winning." D'Antoni said he was going with Metta World Peace instead of Jamison for defensive purposes. Jamison seemed to find a groove shortly after Mike Brown was replaced by DAntoni, scoring 33 points against Denver on Nov. 30 and then averaging 12.3 points over the next four games. But he hasn't played since a scoreless 13-minute appearance Dec. 16 against Philadelphia. -Mike Bresnahan
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bright future for Minnesota Timberwolves

Eli and Archie Manning say Peyton won’t likely leave Denver if he plays in 2016

NCAA mulls changes to graduate transfer and targeting rules

Cavs active in NBA trade market, covet Jared Dudley

Roger Goodell expectedly dodges Patriots-related questions at Super Bowl

Baltimore Orioles acquire starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

USC athletic director Pat Haden to retire in June

Report: Browns owner ‘frustrated, emotional’ about Johnny Manziel

Raiders and Texans to play MNF game in Mexico City in 2016

Goodell wants to keep Raiders, Chargers in home markets

Deadly shooting breaks out at Dublin boxing weigh-in

Mike Shula vs. Wade Phillips: The best story of Super Bowl 50

QUIZ: Name every NFL regular season MVP

WATCH: Avery Bradley nails buzzer beater to beat Cavs

WATCH: Jimmy Butler taken to locker room in wheel chair

Klay Thompson's first five years in historical context

WATCH: Cubs' Kris Bryant went swimming with sharks

Sports Authority taking steps to file for bankruptcy

Major League Baseball threatens to disassociate from DraftKings

NFL considering moving Pro Bowl to Australia

Joe Montana warns NFL players about potential long-term damage after retirement

Report: Two people fired for leaking Jason Pierre-Paul information

‘Crying Jordan’ photographer had no idea it existed until this week

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in the NHL playoff hunt

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Five outrageous predictions for Super Bowl 50

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

The top six matchups that could decide Super Bowl 50

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

10 underrated performances in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

X-factors in Super Bowl 50

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in playoff hunt

QUIZ: Name the Super Bowl halftime performers since 1991

Manziel's father fears for QB's life

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker