31 Facts About Antawn Jamison


Antawn Cortez Jamison is an American former professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

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Antawn Jamison serves as director of pro personnel for the Washington Wizards.

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Antawn Jamison was selected by the Toronto Raptors as the fourth overall pick of the 1998 NBA draft before being traded to the Golden State Warriors for former Tar Heel teammate Vince Carter.

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Antawn Jamison was a member of the United States national team in 2006.

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Antawn Jamison's parents named him "Antwan", but the hospital misspelled it "Antawn" on his birth certificate.

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Antawn Jamison played basketball and football at Quail Hollow Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Antawn Jamison went on to play high school basketball at Charlotte's Providence High School, where he was named a McDonald's All-American after his senior season, during which he averaged 27 points, 13 rebounds and 4.

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Antawn Jamison played three seasons of college basketball for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, averaging 19.

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Antawn Jamison decided to forgo his senior year of eligibility and enter the NBA draft in 1998.

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Antawn Jamison subsequently returned and earned a B A in Afro-American and African studies, graduating in August 1999.

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Antawn Jamison was selected with the fourth pick of the 1998 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors, who then dealt his rights to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for former North Carolina teammate and best friend Vince Carter.

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Antawn Jamison spent the first five years of his NBA career with the Warriors.

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Antawn Jamison scored a career-high 51 points on two occasions, back-to-back against Seattle and the Lakers.

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In 2003, Antawn Jamison was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in a nine-player deal that sent him, forwards Danny Fortson and Chris Mills, and guard Jiri Welsch to the Mavs and guard Nick Van Exel, center Evan Eschmeyer, guard Avery Johnson, and forwards Popeye Jones and Antoine Rigaudeau to the Warriors.

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Antawn Jamison was named as the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year for his efforts.

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At season's end Antawn Jamison was traded again, this time to the Wizards, in exchange for former Tar Heel Jerry Stackhouse, Christian Laettner, and a first-round draft pick.

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In 2006, Antawn Jamison played for the US national team in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, winning a bronze medal.

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Antawn Jamison led the Wizards against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the 2007 playoffs.

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Antawn Jamison averaged 32 points and 10 rebounds per game during the series.

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On June 30,2008, Antawn Jamison signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Wizards.

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On February 17,2010, Antawn Jamison was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-team, six-player trade that sent Al Thornton from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Washington Wizards, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, a 2010 first-round pick and the rights to Emir Preldzic from Cleveland to Washington, Drew Gooden from Washington to Los Angeles and Sebastian Telfair from Los Angeles to Cleveland.

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Antawn Jamison underwent a surgery, and would be out the rest of the season.

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On July 25,2012, Antawn Jamison signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA veteran's minimum.

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Antawn Jamison played four minutes before being benched the rest of the game.

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Antawn Jamison again became a part of the Lakers' regular rotation after forward Pau Gasol was out with a foot injury.

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On December 11,2013, in the second quarter against the Boston Celtics, Antawn Jamison scored a 3-pointer which took his career points tally past the 20,000 mark, becoming just the 39th player in NBA history to achieve this.

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On February 20,2014, Antawn Jamison was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol.

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All former NBA players that are eligible for election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Antawn Jamison is one of only two players to have scored 20,000 or more career points without being elected to the Hall.

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In October 2014, Antawn Jamison retired from professional basketball and became a broadcaster for Time Warner Cable SportsNet as a TV analyst for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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On October 3,2017, Antawn Jamison was hired in a scouting role by the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Antawn Jamison has launched a campaign which he calls "A Better Tomorrow" which he hopes to use to provide the underprivileged with a chance at a better future.

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