Antawn Jamison is in it for the Long Haul: “Really it’s just a lot of frustration the last couple games but the most important thing here is us winning,” said Jamison, who has received five straight Did Not Play-Coach’s Decision and the Lakers have gone 4-1 in that stretch. “I understand the situation (Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni) is in where he has a rotation that’s been doing that and I have to accept that. There’s not going to be no rocking the boat here with myself or demanding a trade.
“I’m here for the long haul and I’m here to help this team win a championship. So, if the opportunity comes up again, I just have to be patient and be ready for that opportunity to present itself. Until then, we’re winning. That’s the most important thing and we’re doing it at a pretty good level right now, so I’m just pulling for my teammates and smiling. It’s tough not playing, but most importantly, the reason why I’m here is to win.”
"I just told him I don’t want this to be a distraction because it really shouldn’t be one," Jamison said. "I’m just kind of disappointed in myself that I kind of expressed my frustration the way I did, but I’m human. We move forward and most importantly we got a game here in two days (against Philadelphia on New Year’s Day). Whether it’s me being a cheerleader smiling or running up and down the court, I’m going to do everything I can to be positive and make sure that we continue to win games."