PG Jameer Nelson's too-soon return ruining it for Magic

There are 55 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 12, 2009, titled PG Jameer Nelson's too-soon return ruining it for Magic. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The morning after feels like one of those beer-bong binges in college where you wake up at the frat house with a throbbing headache, underwear on your head and cold pizza in your pants.

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Sean Reaves

Phoenix, AZ

#42 Jun 13, 2009
Jameer didn't miss the 10-17 FTs in the 4th. Alston refused to run the offense in the 3rd quarter.. Thats how the Lakers got back into the game.. If any of you clowns noticed how Alston was walkin the ball up in the 3rd quarter and tryin to play a half court game.. He did the same thing against Boston when we were up big too. Jameer made key plays down the stretch, got two shots for Dwight, and Rashard Lewis missed a WIDE open 3 that Jameer also set up for him. Then you go back to the missed FTs and that is how we lost the game.. If you seriously put ALL the blame on one person, that just makes you an idiot. Dwight hits the FTs we win. Hedo hits some FTs we win. Rashard doesn't shoot 2-9 or whatever he shot, we win. We cut the turnovers down fro 19 to 10 we win. So dont blame it all on Jameer, we lost as a team
Ray

Orlando, FL

#43 Jun 13, 2009
Why does it take a guy named Steve from California to set us straight? Great post Steve. So true. So many "Magic fans" have seemed to give up already or worse, not appreciate what this team has done for our community; our fans. They brought us to the Finals. Can the Pacers say that? Can Boston, Cleveland, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey or any other team say that? No. Because they are on vacation now. We're still in it. Yes, hanging on by a thread, but still in it nonetheless.

So quit your biotching, quit pointing fingers and quit moaning about what could've been. And start thinking about what still might happen; the Magic winning tomorrow then going back to LA and winning one more to make it a game seven series. Because it can still happen. But it won't happen unless the Magic know you are behind them...til the end!
Jon

Monroe, LA

#44 Jun 13, 2009
Playing Jameer that much on Thursday is probably the worst decision of all time in the history of sports. Jameer couldn't push the ball up fast, turnovers, couldn't defend...I've been so mad at Stan and Jameer, and then it hit me: it was a fixed game! Stan sold this game to some mob and had to make a stupid decision like that in order to lose the game. No matter what Jameer will do down the road, his coming back really costs us the Finals, and I hate him forever, what a selfish move to come back. And Stan, go and collect your mob's money on next Wednesday after it's all over...
SoCal Guy

Long Beach, CA

#46 Jun 13, 2009
I'm a fan of Just a Fan. MANY very well constructed and conceived posts.
Magic Fan

Lakeland, FL

#47 Jun 13, 2009
You are right, but the only different is Alston can drive and score and Nelson can't. They left him open. It's like playing 4 on 5 out their.
Sean Reaves wrote:
Jameer didn't miss the 10-17 FTs in the 4th. Alston refused to run the offense in the 3rd quarter.. Thats how the Lakers got back into the game.. If any of you clowns noticed how Alston was walkin the ball up in the 3rd quarter and tryin to play a half court game.. He did the same thing against Boston when we were up big too. Jameer made key plays down the stretch, got two shots for Dwight, and Rashard Lewis missed a WIDE open 3 that Jameer also set up for him. Then you go back to the missed FTs and that is how we lost the game.. If you seriously put ALL the blame on one person, that just makes you an idiot. Dwight hits the FTs we win. Hedo hits some FTs we win. Rashard doesn't shoot 2-9 or whatever he shot, we win. We cut the turnovers down fro 19 to 10 we win. So dont blame it all on Jameer, we lost as a team
John

Venice, FL

#48 Jun 13, 2009
Why does everybody keep saying Jameer was selfish and should not of come back? He works there and like all of us does what he is told. He said after game one that he had no problem sitting or playing depending on what the coaches want. What should he have said " I don't want to play!!" A lot of players have been traded for this approach. Diaz still pines for Carlos.
Magic Fan

Lakeland, FL

#49 Jun 13, 2009
All said and done. We love this Magic team, we got to believe in them and support them. We came a long way to give now. As a fan it hurt to see what this team and the fan has to go through. As fo SVG, Play the player that got you here this far. Win game 5 and all the negative talk will be done with. Then we will look ahead.
Come on Maigc fan, its painful to watch and it's not healthy but it's been a good serie..... Go Magic!
Local resident

Atlanta, GA

#50 Jun 13, 2009
The only real difference in this Series is that Phil Jackson has a gameplan of how to execute his team during Overtimes. And, Stan Van Gundy, unfortunately, does not. This is where's Phil's collective past experiences do pay off. No matter what Stan says; Stan is dead wrong on that one. This is clearly on the Magic coaching staff to earn their salaries and lead this team. Every minute, every second til the game is over.
friend of the O

United States

#51 Jun 13, 2009
Van Gundy's decisions to sit the guy that got them there and mess the team's chemistry has to rank as one of the worst coaching decisions of all time. No doubt. Anyone, anyone knows a guy that hasn't played in four months is not ready to play a lot minutes let alone jump straight into the Finals. I feel bad for Nelson but he should have been a little more honest with himself. Orlando could have had a season to be remembered and now it is... for all the wrong reasons.
Penny1

Clewiston, FL

#53 Jun 13, 2009
Sorry Jameer, your return was to soon. Your cross-over has to be the slowest in the world. Right now you bring no energy to the team. Rafer in the, everyone running round trying to set up. Jameer in the game,we act like we in line waiting for the Ice Cream truck.
Penny1

Clewiston, FL

#54 Jun 13, 2009
We want Alston
Penny1

Clewiston, FL

#55 Jun 13, 2009
No we won't blame him, Its the coach fault for playing him!!!! Alston standing in one spot still out do that turtle race game Jameer got going right now.
Sean Reaves wrote:
Jameer didn't miss the 10-17 FTs in the 4th. Alston refused to run the offense in the 3rd quarter.. Thats how the Lakers got back into the game.. If any of you clowns noticed how Alston was walkin the ball up in the 3rd quarter and tryin to play a half court game.. He did the same thing against Boston when we were up big too. Jameer made key plays down the stretch, got two shots for Dwight, and Rashard Lewis missed a WIDE open 3 that Jameer also set up for him. Then you go back to the missed FTs and that is how we lost the game.. If you seriously put ALL the blame on one person, that just makes you an idiot. Dwight hits the FTs we win. Hedo hits some FTs we win. Rashard doesn't shoot 2-9 or whatever he shot, we win. We cut the turnovers down fro 19 to 10 we win. So dont blame it all on Jameer, we lost as a team
Penny1

Clewiston, FL

#56 Jun 13, 2009
If Van Gundy plan on running this same BS game strategy, We might as well watch the College softball game or spongebob on Sunday night!!!!

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#57 Jun 14, 2009
Wow I think the Lakers are Champions too!!
Tom

United States

#58 Jun 15, 2009
I am a Detroit Pistons fan and I hate the Lakers. I can't believe that Jameer Nelson was allowed to play in this series and ruin the chemistry of the rest of the guys who seemed to be doing better than fine without him. It was like spring training for Nelson. Total bonehead move by you guys. Not sure who made the decision to let Nelson play but it was a horrible one.

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