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Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  19 responses

Antawn Jamison is Contemplating Retirement

Jamison has recently made it clear that he can’t take much more of the losing and humiliation in Cleveland, and now the word “retirement” is floating around in his head. FanHouse reports: “The Cleveland forward already has started to think about retirement. He said before Saturday night’s 127-99 loss to Denver at the Pepsi Center that next season, the last on his contract, could be the final one of his NBA career. ‘Definitely,’ Jamison, 34, said. ‘I’ve done a lot, man. This is my 13th year and next year will be my 14th year. A lot of people don’t get the opportunity to say that they’ve played for that many years. And to know that I’ve left everything I throw on the court has been a blessing for me.’ Jamison, making $13.36 million this season and $15.08 million next season, said there’s a chance he could look to sign on for one more year after that. But then that definitely would be it. ‘I know the window of opportunity is closing in … for my career,’ said Jamison, averaging 16.5 points this season for the woeful Cavaliers. ‘Physically, I can play the game for another five or six years. Mentally, I got another one or two years in me. I can live with that. I’ve enjoyed my career and done a lot of things. The only thing I got to do is to win a championship. But I got one more year left on my contract. If nothing happens by then, I can be happy with it being a career unless an opportunity comes up to play for one year after that. But I got four kids (ranging in age from 1 to 10 with wife Ione). I’ve been away from home a long time. There’s nothing wrong with being daddy day care and just enjoy life with them. I can actually see myself doing that (after next season). … I’ll go to PTA meetings.’”

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  • San Antonio Gunslinger

    He wouldn’t be saying this if he was on any other team. Literally, any other team.

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Maybe the Cavs should retire.

  • MUBWAR

    The cavs are that bad huh. Im sorry for you Antown. But speaking as a first time Dad, there’s nun better.

  • RobbieJay

    if i was on the cavs, id contemplate suicide.

  • San Antonio Gunslinger

    Trade him for Vince Carter for old times sake.

  • Tyquez

    he should be in that melo trade send melo to the cavs lol seee\how he likes it

  • EJ

    Haahaha, I just laughed at this. “I guarantee we will win a championship before the so called King” or something like that. Nice going Dan.

  • mick

    the cav situ proves how good lebron is

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    ^^The single greatest comment posted on these threads in MONTHS!

  • http://www.sportivore.com/2010/05/best-point-guard-on-the-planet-is-still-chris-paul-sorry-deron-williams/ AllBall

    You would think Dan Gilbert would make some moves to back up that letter. He also should of looked at some kind of plan B. That roster was built to please Bron, not to win games when he left.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Cleveland has that effect on people

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    If Ant’s just fulfilling his contract, I give dude his props. He could walk away and live a great life of being an at home dad with minimal concerns about finances. Or maybe he’s just holding out on the chance that a contender swings a trade for him…

  • 1982

    THE SO-CALLED FORMER FOURTH OPTION, WHO COWARDLY DECIDED TO TURN HIS BACK ON THE CITY THAT SUPPORTED HIM BECAUSE THEY HAD NO OTHER CHOICE, GAVE UP ON US MIDWAY THROUGH THE SEASON. REST WELL CLEVELAND, FOR TOMORROW IS A BRIGHT NEW DAY. I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE A CHAMPIONSHIP IN CLEVELAND BEFORE THE SO-CALLED “OTHER TAWN” EVER WINS ONE.

  • STAYWEIRD38

    1982 is from cleaveland haha sucks to be you foo

  • 1982

    STAYWEIRD38 hasn’t read any NBA news articles since last season, apparently.

  • rich

    i really didnt think the cavs would be this bad without lbj. they werent even tha bad untill the return of lebron and then he just killed their spirit and they couldnt do anything after

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Good one 1982. That joke was too subtle for his board though. Should have included a random schlong reference.

  • http://yahoo.com The Ambassador

    After Lebron left i knew the Cavs werent going to be the same but I never Ever thought it would come to this. I thought that they would clinch the 8th seed in the east seeing how easy it is to be the 7th or 8th seed but after Lebron demolished them in Cleveland its gone down hill for the Cavs.

    But in the words of a great man

    AMERICA LOVES A GREAT COMEBACK STORY!!!!

    which might be Cleveland one day!

  • Nigel

    I feel bad for the guy. He was the hardest working player on the Wizards during his time there. They trade him so he has a shot at a ring, and he ends up right back in the slums of the league.

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