HoopsHype Jameer Nelson rumors

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At the Orlando Magic's annual Black Tie and Tennies Gala on Saturday night, the team announced that Jameer Nelson, its co-captain, was the recipient of the 2013 Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award. The honor is the first of Nelson's nine-year career with the Magic. The award is given annually to the Magic player "who has dedicated his efforts off the court for the purpose of enhancing other’s lives," according to a team release, and comes with a $50,000 donation to the charity of the winner's choice. Team co-captain Glen Davis was the other finalist for the award. Orlandoinstripedpost.com

March 13, 2013 Updates

Howard finally stopped going back and forth with the paying customers and sought out Jameer Nelson, with whom he went to the NBA Finals against the Lakers. Their formerly strong friendship was left in tatters by Howard's departure and the war of words and misunderstandings of the past week. They embraced and spoke for several minutes on the floor, Nelson pulling his jersey up to cover his mouth so the conversation would remain private. That's where the only growth will matter for Howard, between the lines on the basketball court. That's where his focus needs to be. CBSSports.com

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With Dwight Howard in town with the Lakers, Magic point guard Jameer Nelson was asked after Wednesday's shootaround if he and Dwight Howard were still friends. "Friends come and go," Nelson said. "Maybe we can be friends after basketball." Orlando Sentinel

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Howard was watching a video parody to the tune of Cee Lo's "Forget You," complete with crudely animated Orlando Magic players crooning to Howard. "I guess our brand-new arena wasn't enough and I'm like, 'Forget you and the Lakers too,' " sang a cartoon image of Jameer Nelson, his head tilting and rolling from side to side. "Although there's pain in my chest, I still the wish you the best…forget you." It wasn't really Nelson singing, but Howard complimented the creators of the video, posted on the Orlando Sentinel website a few days earlier. "It was hilarious," Howard said. "But people are going to do whatever they want to do. People are going to say whatever they want to say. I'm here with the Lakers now. That's the past. "I wish everybody on that team and everybody in that city luck with whatever they're doing in life, but I'm here and I'm committed to helping this team win a championship this year." Los Angeles Times

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Howard, Lewis and Nelson were on the Magic team that defied odds and reached the NBA Finals in 2009. "It's disrespectful more than anything. We helped Dwight become the player he was," said Lewis, who signed this summer with the Miami Heat, which faced the Magic on Wednesday night. “We made a good run. Hell, look at those (conference and division) banners hanging in the stands. They don’t say Dwight Howard on them..." Orlando Sentinel

Nelson said after shootaround that he was disappointed in Howard’s professionalism. “At some point, when are you a gonna as a man, when are you going to take ownership and stay out of the media in a professional manner,” Nelson told the Sentinel. “I would be less of a man to comment on certain things that people comment on about me and my teammates. We had a great run as a group, as core guys, and he was a part of it (reaching the 2009 Finals) and for him to say things about anybody in a negative manner, that’s up to him. “That’s his opinion. If that’s how he feels, that’s how he feels.” Orlando Sentinel

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