Thursday , Sep , 17 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Washington Wizards Talking Title in 2009-2010

"I’ve been around here for six years and championship talk wasn’t a norm around our locker room. That’s all we’re talking about now," Jamsion said, with less than two weeks remaining before training camp. "If we stay healthy, I think we can compete with the upper echelon of the NBA."

And don’t try to tell him that he is raising the bar too high.

"I don’t care," Jamison said. "What you mean raising the bar too high? We won 19 games last year and I’ll be honest with you, we didn’t have a lot of our horses. But I don’t have anything else to play for. I’m not going to sit here and sugar coat things because it’s not the right thing to say. I believe it.

"I believe playing the game the right way and staying healthy, we can compete with Boston, we can compete with Cleveland and Orlando and if you can compete with those teams, you can put yourself in that category as far as teams that can contend for a championship," he said.