Antawn Jamison remains one of my favorite Wizards players of all time, due mostly to his grace and professionalism. The team probably overrated his abilities, but they were certainly right to pitch him as the spokesperson for the club. A part of me (but only a part of me, because he did play for Cleveland) was hoping he would win a championship, and I certainly feel sorry for him now that he's once again stuck on a mediocre team.â†µ
But apparently, Jamison can also keep it real when he has to do so. Consider this anecdote in an article by Tom Sorenson of the Charlotte Observer. Apparently, some kid at Jamison's basketball camp had the nerve to ask him what it felt like to be dunked on by Boston's Tony Allen.â†µ
A kid about 10 asks Jamison what it was like to be dunked on in the playoffs by Boston guard Tony Allen.â†µâ†µ
The best teachers don't tell. They show. Jamison, who prides himself on not being dunked on, dunks on the kid.â†µ
"Now you know," he says.â†µ
If the kid grows up to be the next Shawn Bradley, he can thank Antawn Jamison for giving him practice at an early age.