I remember watching Antwan Jamison in college when he played for the University of North Carolina while I was attending Shaw University in the mid-90s. I only got the chance to meet him once at a club in Raleigh, NC called Plum Crazy and wanted to snuff him and Vince Carter in the face for what I felt like was weak showing in the NCAA Tournament.
That was one loaded College Basketball team and they choked every year. Jamison was one of the best college players I have ever seen play the sport. He was listed as a small forward and power forward but I think he could play every position on the court, he was that talented. After too many failures in college, he and Carter decided to take their talents to the NBA.
Jamison might have been the quietest superstar you never heard of. If you don’t believe what I am telling you, then please look at his stats over his 15 years in the NBA; yes, I said 15 years. His career averages are 19 points, two steals and eight rebounds per. It’s okay, you can close your mouth now; I told you this guy was good.
The Los Angeles Lakers were fools to let him go this offseason. He can’t do the things that he use to do but he has that heart and determination that every team needs and the Los Angeles Clippers were waiting with open arms when he hit free agency. Jamison will provide bench scoring, a little rusty defense and a veteran voice the team lacked last season that is not afraid to get in his teammates face. We know that Doc Rivers is waiting later on in the season to unleash his old bulldog but when called upon you best believe that Jamison will do whatever it takes to win. It’s not a surprise to real basketball fans; it’s what he has done his whole career.