When the Los Angeles Lakers arrived in Cleveland, it was familiar ground to Antawn Jamison. The veteran forward returned to Cleveland for the first time since leaving as a free agent this past summer, but it wasn’t Quicken Loans Arena that gave him the chills — it was the bitter December Cleveland weather that smacked him in the face when he got off of the team plane.
Admittedly spoiled by the L.A. sun, it didn’t take long for the memories to begin to funnel through Jamison’s head as he traveled down Euclid Avenue to the team hotel. While many of his memories from his time in Clevealnd are ones he would gladly forget if given the chance, the two-and-a-half years he spent with the Cavaliers are ones that left him with no regrets.
“It will hit me later on when there are familiar faces with the guys on the other end, but this was time well spent here,” said Jamison. “I had a great time even though it was tough in terms of wins and losses, but just the people who were here with me that helped me along the way.”