Antawn Jamison's championship dreams
Thomas Boswell went to great numerical lengths Tuesday morning to prove that the Wizards are the absolute dregs of the local sports scene and have been for 31 years. It's a sordid scene, filled with one grisly number after another. Here's the worst:
In the past 10 seasons, every NBA team, even the Los Angeles Clippers, has had a season with at least 47 wins! Except the Wizards, of course. They haven't had more than 45 wins since 1978-79. (The Bobcats are in just their sixth season, so they don't count.)
Boz went into even more ghastly detail in his chat, noting that expansion teams like the the Heat (6), Timberwolves (5), Hornets (8), Magic (5) have topped 45 wins multiple times in that span. The point is that this is not the place for championship dreams.
And yet Antawn Jamison had that dream, and, as has often been noted, represented that dream with a photo of the Larry O'Brien trophy, which he hung in his locker for this season.
"For me, it's the only thing left I have to accomplish," Jamison told CSN's Chris Miller earlier in the season. "It's the only thing I want to accomplish. And I told [teammates], I need that trophy in my locker room, because when I come sit, when I come to work every day, that's the only thing that I want to see before I go out there on that court. That's the one thing that I want to see."
And now that the guy who was supposed to help him get a shot at that trophy is gone, that just seems kind of sad.
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