Jameer Nelson Says Dwight Howard Talks to the Media Too Much

by March 06, 2013

The media in Orlando asked Magic point guard Jameer Nelson for his thoughts on former teammate Dwight Howard shredding his team through the media. Nelson fired back today, and challenged Howard to take responsibility, and to shut his trap when microphones and cameras are around. Per the Orlando Sentinel: “‘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 said. ‘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.’ Nelson and Howard were close, drafted together in the first round in 2004. But their relationship eroded after Howard said that he would love to play with some of the league’s elite point guards, such as Chris Paul. Former Magic General Manager Otis Smith said that Howard ‘threw Jameer under the bus.’ Howard and the Lakers face the Magic on Tuesday in Howard’s first appearance in Orlando since his trade.”