Gilbert Arenas, Larry Hughes and Antawn Jamison played together with the Golden State Warriors in the 2001-02 season and now as members of the Washington Wizards, they will return to Oakland with an impressive 13-9 record.
"It doesn't really matter to me now; it's just a game that we want to win," said Hughes, who signed with the Wizards as a free agent in August 2002. "We went out there and lost, and the year before that we lost, too. And if you look at it, everything out there has changed."
"I went there twice last year," said Jamison, who played sparingly in those appearances. "There was all the hoopla for me. But now it's really nothing. The first time you go back it's like, 'Wow, this is where I spent a couple of years of my career.' But now it's out the window. There are no feelings at all about it."
"We feel good with what we're doing," Hughes said. "When we were there that organization was a lot like the Wizards. We were known for losing games and not knowing how to finish games. But I think this organization has turned it around and it's completely different from top to bottom in terms of changing the attitude. I'm glad I'm here."