Originally written December 31, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
EL SEGUNDO, CA Ask anyone connected with the NBA and theyll tell you what a great guy Antawn Jamison isin bad times as well as good. Most of his career has been spent with under .500 teams, and tiring from the lack of team success, he took about a 13.7 million dollar pay cut to sign with the Lakers. He also gave up the guarantee of playing time he would have had with many other clubs in order to chase his championship dream. After a slow start under Mike Brown, once Mike DAntoni took over, Jamison experienced a Laker rebirth, averaging 15.8 points during a seven-game stretch. He started, he came in off the bench and he was productive. It looked like Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak had acquired another impact player during the offseason to go with the trade for Dwight Howard and the signing of Steve Nash. Thenseemingly out of the blue--Jamisons rejuvenation came to an abrupt halt. Its gotten so bad for the power forward that he and his career 19.2 points per game average c...
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