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An Unsilent Tribute To Antawn Jamison :: Season of Video Interviews

Updated: May 10, 2010

It’s tough to truly remember Antawn Jamison’s time in D.C., yet hard to do it enough. Wish I were around to cover him when times were good, but this year had to happen. Still, Antawn did it with dignity. He did it with class, emulating the owner he looked up to so much. An owner whose family is making a classy move with a free “Living for the City” Stevie Wonder concert for some of the people touched by Abe Pollin’s spirit for his community. Antawn was the Gentleman Jamison. He deserves an Unsilent tribute. Hence, Jack Kogod (aka Unsilent Majority) of Kissing Suzy Kobler, and occasional Wizards correspondent for Mr. Irrelevant,  (not to mention that he sits in some really good season tickets for a ton of Wizards games), agreed to share his thoughts. Here’s what @Unsilent had to say:


I miss Antawn Jamison more than I thought I would. When the house cleaning commenced I thought it would be Caron Butler I missed the most, but I was wrong. Of course I’m wrong a lot. I was wrong in my belief that the Wizards  should have held on to the fifth pick in the ’04 draft to select Luol Deng (although I couldn’t be too upset with any trade that sent Jerry Stackhouse packing), and I was wrong to think that Jamison wasn’t the right guy at the right time. It only took one season for him to prove me wrong. Jamison made his All Star Game debut in that first season, and he helped lead the Wizards on a fantastic turnaround. The Wizards won their first playoff series of my lifetime that year, and that wouldn’t have happened without Jamison.

A lot changed in the years between the ’05 playoffs and the ’10 trade deadline, but Jamison never did. Throughout his time in Washington he was the most consistent player on the team, and one of the most reliable performers in the entire league (defensive shortcomings notwithstanding). There is a reason why Abe Pollin considered Jamison to be the Wes Unseld of the modern Wizards, because he have all of himself to the organization. I hope for nothing but the best from Jamison, just short of winning a ring of course. Afterall, he is a Cav now.

{Antawn Jamison, a season of video interviews:}

{Always Remember …?}

The Honeydew Game.

The drubbing in San Antonio where the Wizards shot 33% as a team.

When a speech was made…

…and a Mike Miller Photo-bomb.

A yell of passion in Toronto.

The Cleveland blowout after Arenas was suspended.

Farewell and good luck.

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Kyle founded TAI in 2007 and has been weaving in and out the world of Wizards ever since, ducking WittmanFaces, jumping over G-Wiz, and avoiding stints on the DNP-Conditioning list. He has covered the Washington pro basketball team as a member of the media since 2009. Kyle lives in D.C. with his wife, loves basketball, and has no pets.

  • Anthony

    CLEVELAND now ousted.
    may lose Lebron to a sign and trade but at least they have antwawn jamison locked up =). wouldn’t cleveland have been better off going after Marcus Camby or any expiring deal for that matter!!!

  • Anthony

    Very ironic. that Washington’s “rival” was done in by the acquiring of wizards players, first it was Larry Hughes, then it was Antwawn Jamison.

    They might as well try to trade us JJ Hickson and Mo Williams for Gilbert Arenas, because they are going to need to replace Lebron’s scoring, Arenas is an upgrade over Mo Williams and JJ Hickson won’t be nearly as good not playing next to Lebron.

    Or we just trade Arenas for Jamison and future considerations, if the team wants to part ways with Gil.

    Can’t help but think Cleveland would have been been better off keeping Ben Wallace over trading him for Shaq

  • Mo Williams? Yuck. I’d rather keep Arenas … and I get the feeling that Ted Leonsis wants to make amends with Gil and be apart of his possible resurgence.

    And the Cavs …. they would’ve been better off with Troy Murphy over Jamison.