http://www.lakersnation.com/antawn-j...es/2012/12/22/“I’m here to win a championship,” Jamison said. “If me not being out there improves our chances, then you have to roll with it. Of course I’m not excited about it. I want to compete. I know if I’m out there, I can contribute. But what else can you do?”
Jamison then answered his own question.
“You just have to stay positive,” Jamison said. “It’s difficult. You never know. Next week, there might be 37 minutes again. You just have to stay positive and have to ride this ship until we find out what are we going to do. Right now, we’re all confused by what’s going on.”
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers...,1728930.story“Fifteen years,” the Lakers forward said, recapping his career. “My only thing is let me know why. I don’t think you go from starting and 30-something minutes to not in the rotation whatsoever. And not explaining to me what exactly happened, that’s the toughest thing. There’s nothing you can do but be positive and support your teammates. The only reason I came here was they said I was going to play and to win a championship.”
http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/s...kers-long-haulJamison told the L.A. Daily News after the Portland game that his benching didn't "make sense. They're pretty much telling me my services are no longer needed."
D'Antoni said he understood why Jamison was frustrated, citing the forward's competitive nature.
"He's a great guy and he's a professional," D'Antoni said. "He understands that I'm taking a different way to go. Nothing he didn't do. He's going to keep getting ready and it will come back in his favor. He gave us some great minutes when he played, it's just that as a coach you try to figure out the puzzle. Sometimes the pieces fit, they don't fit, you like this, you like that without degrading anybody. He's great, but right now we're going in this direction and he'll be ready when we go in another direction or somebody gets hurt. Opportunities will come up."