Antawn Jamison MIX by LONGER

Posted: Jan 17, 2008

Antawn Cortez Jamison (pronounced /ˈænˌtwɑn/; born June 12, 1976, in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He currently plays power forward for the Washington Wizards and the USA National Team At season's end Antawn was traded again, this time to the Wizards, in exchange for former Tar Heel Jerry Stackhouse, Christian Laettner, and a first round draft pick (which turned out to be University of Wisconsin-Madison point guard, Devin Harris). In the 200405 season with the Wizards, he was named to the NBA All-Star team for the first time in his career and the Wizards enjoyed a solid 4537 win-loss season, their finest effort in 26 years. They also made the playoffs for the first time since 1997 and advanced to the second round for the first time since 1982. In 2005, Antawn played for the US national team in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, winning a bronze medal.[4] Antawn led the Wizards against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the 2007 playoffs. Jamison averaged 32 points and 10 rebounds per game during the series. During the 2007-08 season, Antawn was named to his second NBA Eastern All-Star team. On June 30, Jamison signed a four-year, 50-million dollar contract with the Wizards. Antawn stated his desire to end his career with the Wizards