Jameer Nelson responds to Dwight Howard's insulting remarks about Magic

Jameer Nelson - USA TODAY Sports

The former Magic center said Tuesday his teammates in Orlando were "people who nobody wanted." Nelson responded Wednesday.

In a television interview published on Tuesday, former Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard said his teams in Orlando were "full of people who nobody wanted." On Wednesday, Magic point guard Jameer Nelson, one of the three players on Orlando's roster to be a teammate of Howard's, responded.

"At some point, when are you gonna, as a man, when are you going to take ownership and stay out of the media in a professional manner?" Nelson said, according to Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel.

"I would be less of a man to comment on certain things that people comment on about me and my teammates."

Nelson and Howard joined the Magic together in 2004, with Orlando selecting Howard first overall in the Draft, and then obtaining Nelson's rights from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for a future first-round pick. They served as team co-captains and helped lead the club to an NBA Finals appearance in 2009. Howard's preference for playing alongside a superstar point guard, as Schmitz notes, hurt Nelson; rumors suggesting that Howard pushed the Magic to acquire Chris Paul and Deron Williams began to surface.

In October, Nelson said Superman used to be his favorite superhero, "but not anymore," a reference to one of Howard's nicknames.

The Magic traded Howard, at his request, to the Los Angeles Lakers in August. Howard and the Lakers visit Amway Center for the first time since the trade on Tuesday, March 12th.

Looking for Orlando Magic tickets? Orlando Pinstriped Post has you covered. We invite you to follow Orlando Pinstriped Post on Twitter and like Orlando Pinstriped Post on Facebook.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker