Rafer Alston wants to stay in Orlando

Rafer Alston wants to stay in Orlando

There are 802 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 28, 2009, titled Rafer Alston wants to stay in Orlando. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Orlando Magic point guard Rafer Alston , subbing for injured starter Jameer Nelson since a February trade, would like nothing more than to sign an extension with the Magic.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Orlando Sentinel.

Sports Writer

Fort Myers, FL

#809 May 30, 2009
golfmack wrote:
<quoted text>
I got your TROGLODYTE HANGIN' faux SPORTSWRITER.
Look faux up. What ID you goin' to invent to come on here and troll when we play the Lakers.
You really are an idiot and I only hope you're 16 years old like you act. At least that way there's hope you'll eventually grow out of it. I've already posted several congrats to the Magic and also stated that I will be pulling for the Magic to win the finals. Every time you try to post something to make me look bad, it backfires on you and reveals your immaturity and depthless stupidity.
Sports Writer

Fort Myers, FL

#810 May 30, 2009
golfmack wrote:
<quoted text>
You call yourself a sportswriter and you don't know anything about Motombo?
He's played as recently as 2004. Those elbows were intentional masquerading as unintentional. You posted a few posts back about how Dwight was going to send someone to the hospital like some drama queen but yet you know nothing about why and how the blow to the head rules came about.
I smell a rat.
Oh, bye the way. You like apples?
The Magice won. How do you like those apples?
What you smell is your upper lip chump. I truly don't care if you believe me or not. Do you really think because I cover sports that I'm supposed to be omnipotent? I write about soccer, NFL, NBA, tennis, hockey and MLB. How exactly am I supposed to store all of that info in one brain, albeit a brilliant one? I never said I know everything and I already told you why. When I write about something that I don't have complete knowledge of, I do the research to get the facts right, as does every writer on the planet. Two questions for you moron:

1) You are aware that basketball is not the only sport that people write about right?

2) Do you realize that sports writers are not necessarily encyclopedic about every aspect of every single sport?

I never claimed to write for ESPN or anything. You appear to lead somewhat of a sheltered existence if you believe that sports writer translates to sports know-it-all. I also write other things, such as the novel I'm working on in what little spare time I have for such things in the style of Carl Hiassen / Dave Barry. I write travel pieces, outdoors pieces, ad copy and more. I'll write up your grocery list if the pay is right. Get over yourself, and by the way congratulations, even to you. Great game.

BTW, I'll be here rooting the Magic on with the same old I.D. I've been using all along (with the exception of the one I was playing around with when I was screwing with Mark a few days ago). I'll be here and I will not be trolling.
Magic Fan Mark

Clermont, FL

#811 May 30, 2009
People are complaining about Lebron not talking to anyone. I don't think it was so bad. He needed some time and a chance to process what just happened. I'm guessing he is very disappointed for being denied yet again.
Magic Fan Mark

Clermont, FL

#812 May 30, 2009
Sports Writer wrote:
BTW, I'll be here rooting the Magic on with the same old I.D. I've been using all along (with the exception of the one I was playing around with when I was screwing with Mark a few days ago). I'll be here and I will not be trolling.
Welcome aboard the bus Sports Writer even though it is for the Finals only, lol.

I bet a lot of people will be pulling for Orlando to deny Kobe/LA yet another ring. I bet even the bitter Boston fans will come along for the ride also. We can't let the Lakers get yet another ring.
Sports Writer

Fort Myers, FL

#813 May 30, 2009
Magic Fan Mark wrote:
People are complaining about Lebron not talking to anyone. I don't think it was so bad. He needed some time and a chance to process what just happened. I'm guessing he is very disappointed for being denied yet again.
It has to be really tough on him considering all the pressure he already has anyway. The spotlight is constantly on him and it's not like he asked for it. The Lebron icon is simply a direct result of his amazing talent. Every one of the fans out there bagging on him would give their left nut to have him on their team, whether they'll admit it or not. Can you imagine how dominant the Magic would be with Lebron? It simply wouldn't be fair.
Sports Writer

Fort Myers, FL

#814 May 30, 2009
Magic Fan Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
Welcome aboard the bus Sports Writer even though it is for the Finals only, lol.
I bet a lot of people will be pulling for Orlando to deny Kobe/LA yet another ring. I bet even the bitter Boston fans will come along for the ride also. We can't let the Lakers get yet another ring.
I don't hate the Lakers or Kobe. I'm pretty casual when it comes to basketball anyway (NFL is my fav sport), but I have a tendency to root for scrappy underdog teams (as long as they're not playing against my Cavs that is) and I really hate to see the perennial favs win over and over again. I also like the eastern conference over the west and as irritating as it was to watch the Magic beat the Cavs, they grew on me over the post-season with their gutsy team play. I'll ride the bandwagon this week. It's either that or watch tennis. LOL.
Magic Fan Mark

Clermont, FL

#815 May 30, 2009
Sports Writer wrote:
<quoted text>
It has to be really tough on him considering all the pressure he already has anyway. The spotlight is constantly on him and it's not like he asked for it. The Lebron icon is simply a direct result of his amazing talent. Every one of the fans out there bagging on him would give their left nut to have him on their team, whether they'll admit it or not. Can you imagine how dominant the Magic would be with Lebron? It simply wouldn't be fair.
I think a lot of the Lebron hype is from the NBA marketing it's stars so much. Back when the league really was in the doldrums to young men came along and became stars (Magic/Bird) and the interest it drew for the NBA caused them to realize the benefit of promoting stars. Next was Jordan/Barkley...etc.

Lebron benefits from the hype but when things go wrong he is stuck with the negative attention also.

It's not easy having such a big load to carry. Your team as well as the NBA.

Maybe Lebron was angry about not having enough help and didn't want to say anything stupid in the heat of the moment. Who knows. His next move will be interesting though.
Magic Fan Mark

Clermont, FL

#816 May 30, 2009
Sports Writer wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't hate the Lakers or Kobe. I'm pretty casual when it comes to basketball anyway (NFL is my fav sport), but I have a tendency to root for scrappy underdog teams (as long as they're not playing against my Cavs that is) and I really hate to see the perennial favs win over and over again. I also like the eastern conference over the west and as irritating as it was to watch the Magic beat the Cavs, they grew on me over the post-season with their gutsy team play. I'll ride the bandwagon this week. It's either that or watch tennis. LOL.
I do the same thing. I usually get on board with the Eastern Conference Champs against the West. It just makes it funner to have a team to root for.

I've cooled some on the NFL over the last few years. I just find college ball more interesting. It helps to have so many great teams in the state of Florida.
golfmack

United States

#817 May 30, 2009
Sports Writer wrote:
<quoted text>
What you smell is your upper lip chump. I truly don't care if you believe me or not. Do you really think because I cover sports that I'm supposed to be omnipotent? I write about soccer, NFL, NBA, tennis, hockey and MLB. How exactly am I supposed to store all of that info in one brain, albeit a brilliant one? I never said I know everything and I already told you why. When I write about something that I don't have complete knowledge of, I do the research to get the facts right, as does every writer on the planet. Two questions for you moron:
1) You are aware that basketball is not the only sport that people write about right?
2) Do you realize that sports writers are not necessarily encyclopedic about every aspect of every single sport?
I never claimed to write for ESPN or anything. You appear to lead somewhat of a sheltered existence if you believe that sports writer translates to sports know-it-all. I also write other things, such as the novel I'm working on in what little spare time I have for such things in the style of Carl Hiassen / Dave Barry. I write travel pieces, outdoors pieces, ad copy and more. I'll write up your grocery list if the pay is right. Get over yourself, and by the way congratulations, even to you. Great game.
BTW, I'll be here rooting the Magic on with the same old I.D. I've been using all along (with the exception of the one I was playing around with when I was screwing with Mark a few days ago). I'll be here and I will not be trolling.
So you're a magic fan now after calling Dwight a thug. Nice flip flop.

You ever hear the term thou doth protest too much? The more you try and tout your credentials the more YOU look like a wannabe.

I've forgotten more about sports and played more sports than you'll ever "report" about.

Get back with me when you do your homework from now on.
AMFAN

Port Orange, FL

#818 May 31, 2009
The Magic will be the next NBA champions. Sorry Clavs you have had a hard time in sports. LA will face the same match up problems. Majic 4-0. Swept LA 2-0 in regular season. Lebron couldn't carry his team neither will Bryant.
AMFAN

Port Orange, FL

#819 May 31, 2009
Cav's gone fishin. LA next.
AMFAN

Port Orange, FL

#820 May 31, 2009
golfmack wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're a magic fan now after calling Dwight a thug. Nice flip flop.
You ever hear the term thou doth protest too much? The more you try and tout your credentials the more YOU look like a wannabe.
I've forgotten more about sports and played more sports than you'll ever "report" about.
Get back with me when you do your homework from now on.
golfmack, you will be trolling for a long time. Go away. The fans have more knowlege of any game you write about. Your are a wannbeen, that couldn't make the grade. You claim to be a sports writer where are you credintials? You have been wrong from day one.
AMFAN

Port Orange, FL

#821 May 31, 2009
Sorry golfmach, this board is confusing. My response was to the supposed sports wirter.
AMFAN

Port Orange, FL

#822 May 31, 2009
Sorry again, golfmack my mispell.

Since: May 09

Port Orange, FL

#823 May 31, 2009
Who the heck is this supposed sports wirter? Has he it or she shown crdedtials. Either way whoever it is couldn't find their backside with both hands and a flashlight.
Magic Fan Mark

Clermont, FL

#824 May 31, 2009
AMFAN, everyone is chatting behind this article now:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orl-spo...
golfmack

United States

#825 May 31, 2009
AMFAN wrote:
Sorry again, golfmack my mispell.
No problem. I thought you had me confused with someone else.....

But you're right about the trolling. Seems we had a lot of it going on by Cavs fans yesterday afternoon here.
Hakeem Olajuwon

Brooklyn, NY

#826 May 31, 2009
I remember destroying the Tragic in 1995. I still give Shaquille O'Neal Nightmares. Orlando hates great players like me and Clyde Drexler who made the Magic run out hahahaha....
bcmgb

Mims, FL

#827 May 31, 2009
Hey would you all agree last night's game was called a whole lot different than the others? I think you and I made a difference. Just goes to show you we have a voice and it was heard.
Go MAGIC

Since: May 09

Port Orange, FL

#828 May 31, 2009
Hakeem Olajuwon wrote:
I remember destroying the Tragic in 1995. I still give Shaquille O'Neal Nightmares. Orlando hates great players like me and Clyde Drexler who made the Magic run out hahahaha....
You've got to be kidding. You expect me or anyone else to believe a professional athelete is going to get on a blog like this and dis a team from 14 years ago! Whoever you are you really need to "get a life". If you are Hakeem Olajuwon, shame on you. You are disgaceful. And a disgrace to the NBA.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Jameer Nelson Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Should Maurice Harkless Still Be a Part of Orla... (Jan '14) Jan '14 edward 1
News NBA notebook - Dec. 1 (Dec '13) Dec '13 Lois 1
News 2013 NBA Draft: Analyzing Orlando Magic's Best ... (Jun '13) Jun '13 willkill 1
News Garrett Temple helps Wizards break routine (Dec '12) Dec '12 Sandra J 1
News Joe Johnson scores 22 points; Nets top Magic 98... (Dec '12) Dec '12 pete 1
News Reports: Magic start interviews for head coach;... (Jul '12) Jul '12 Lois 1
News Schmitz' Take: Magic's new 30-year-old GM bette... (Jun '12) Jun '12 Lois 1
More from around the web