After Friday’s win versus the Portland Trail Blazers, Antawn Jamsion had some interesting comments to the media. He said “They’re pretty much telling me my services are no longer needed,” which caused the media and fans to begin to speculate about Antawn’s future in Los Angeles.
Today at practice, though, Jamison put on his usual “ultra-proffesional” cap and apologized for his postgame comments on Friday night.
Here’s what he said, according to ESPN.com:
“I’ve been doing this for awhile and I shouldn’t have expressed my frustration the way I did, especially after a win,” Jamison said. “It kind of derailed us from what we’re trying to do here. I know what (D’Antoni’s coaching staff) are doing. They’ve been put in a tough situation from the get-go coming in the way they did in the middle of the season, as the season got started and so-on and so-forth, but we’re here, us 14 guys out there on the court. We’re here for one common bond. That’s to win it all not to have any kind of distractions because I’ve been on teams where the little outside distractions can derail the bigger picture here and the bigger picture is to get this thing rolling in the right direction and try to win a championship.”
Jamison also said that he and D’Antoni “aired things out” which possibly answered a few of the lingering questions that Antawn had about the role he possessed on the team.
D’Antoni and Pau Gasol had a heart-to-heart over dinner recently, and Gasol has seemingly played better ever since. Hopefully this will help put Jamison’s mind at ease and he can stay ready for if and when his number is called.