2010 NBA Playoffs: Antawn Jamison Is Reason Enough To Cheer for the Cavaliers

April 30th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
With the second round of the NBA playoffs only days away, soon, fans of 22 NBA teams will be migrants, searching for a new bandwagon to join for the stretch run.

If your loyalties remain undecided, the thought of Antawn Jamison, one of the NBA’s true good guys, winning an NBA championship should be enough to sway you toward Cleveland for the next six weeks.

Yes, seeing LeBron James win his first ring, and Shaquille O'Neal winning his fifth (with a third different team) certainly makes for some quality television for ESPN, TNT, and ABC.

But seeing a guy like Jamison, who was named a two-time "Good Guy" by The Sporting News, win a championship would be tailor-made for the “Nice Guy Finishes First” story playing out in real life.

Ever since entering the League in 1998—forgoing his senior year at UNC after having won the Naismith and Wooden awards as a junior—Jamison has managed to be a consummate professional both on and off the court.

Jamison isn’t the guy who’s going to choke his coach , or threaten to shoot his teammate , and he certainly wouldn’t be the one throwing his ...

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