Lakers’ Jamison Practicing Patience
Fifteen years in, Antawn Jamison thought he had a high threshold of surprise.
That threshold might be the only thing the 2012-13 Lakers have overcome.
“I came here to win and do whatever it took,” Jamison said. “All around it’s a different scenario. We got the mindset that we’d eventually win 8-9 games in a row. It never got to that point.”
“It’s been our chemistry, and we’ll still trying to get it,” Jamison said. “Steve (Nash) is playing off the ball sometimes, Kobe is dealing with Steve, Dwight is dealing with another scorer (Pau Gasol), it’s time to get Pau involved, Pau gets hurt, Jordan (Hill) gets hurt … It’s definitely been a whirlwind.
“We knew it was going to take time, but in this day we don’t practice patience. We don’t have time for it. That was the case here. In all honesty, we wanted things to click right away and it didn’t. So we had to practice what we preached. That was the most important thing, being patient. Playing for the Lakers, that’s unheard of.”