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LeBron: Jamison said "I haven't had an open shot in four years."

Feb 21, 2010, 11:37 AM EDT

During a pre-game interview with Michelle Tafoya on ABC before Sunday’s game in Orlando, LeBron James was asked about Antawn Jamison’s conspicuous debut on Friday where he went 0-12 from the floor and scored two points (two free throws in garbage time). The King’s response was interesting, and painful, for Wizards’ fans.

LeBron: “Funny thing, Antawn said, he hadn’t had an open look in about four years.”

Ouch.

You could just take it as there was more pressure on Jamison from the defense as the bes player on the floor with Arenas out. But it still can come off as a slight to Washington, dogging their play and inability to create opportunities for him.

Now, you can understand Jamison’s relief at getting out of a toxic situation in Washington and on to a top contender. But Jamison was supported by the organization and fans, and there’s no reason to rub it in like that since they’re stuck with what is probably a lost season, despite what Josh Howard thinks.

Something tells me the rivalry may not be quite dead.

  1. Antwonomous - Feb 21, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Matt, what was so wrong about that? Am I missing something?

  2. Jacob Rosen - Feb 21, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Mark Cameron, Krolik’s stat guru at Cavs: The Blog, wrote about this quote at his blog here:
    http://numbersdont.com/?p=1348

  3. funny. he missed a bunch of open shots in washington - Feb 21, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Seriously.

  4. Wizards Fans - Feb 21, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Its Not Irony That We Are Playing Better Without Him and Caron

  5. Crusher - Feb 22, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    I don’t think that is a disrespectful comment, I think it is probably true. Besides, he said it to his team mate, not to the media. Anybody who thinks it was inappropriate should probably go play for the Washington Bullets… sorry, Wizards.

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