Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  25 responses

Jameer Nelson Not Worried About Dwight Howard Leaving Orlando

Dwight Howard has made it clear that he’ll likely bolt from Orlando when his free agency hits next summer, and even though his comments continue to cause panic and controversy in the city, his teammate and friend Jameer Nelson wants everyone to chill out. From the Sentinel: “One of the people closest to Howard in Orlando, Magic co-captain Jameer Nelson, doesn’t believe the controversial comments mean Howard is any more likely to leave when he becomes a free agent in 2012. ‘I think it was blown out of proportion,’ Nelson said at a charity event for Gametyme Foundation. ‘I mean, whatever the guy says right now people are going toe it and run with it.’ Nelson, one of Howard’s best friends, says he has no idea what Howard will do next summer. But he isn’t concerned about the magazine interview. ‘People ask me every day what he’s going to do,’ Nelson said. ‘I don’t know what he’s going to do. I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. One thing I know is the guy is preparing to be the best player he can be this season, and that’s all I can say. I don’t know what his decision is going to be. Whatever he’s going to do, he’s like my little big brother. He’ll definitely have support from me. But obviously, he’s definitely wanted here in Orlando.’”

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  • ab40

    that’s what Mo Williams said about this LeBron guy

  • Zabbah

    Yeah, but Homo Williams wanted to quit pro ball when his boyfriend Lebron left. From the way Jameer sounds, I think he’ll be able to cope and not over-react like a little wuss if Dwight leaves.

  • http://@whogotjazz.twitter.com MIGZ

    Jameer will be alright without Howard they just have to rebulid obviously He wants to go to the ship and Orlando just cant do it, SO Howard out Orlando start rebuilding


    Orlando has bent over backwards for Dwight Howard.

  • http://u stayweird38

    billups said the same thing about Melo.. look at them now hey both left town :/

  • http://cramzylovesu.tumblr.com/ cramzy

    They might as well trade Dwight and start over. They’re too strapped with horrible contracts to make any significant moves to help the homie. But who knows, maybe the new cba will give them s0me wiggle room….or be the nail in the coffin.

  • Jordan

    i would really like to see dwight team up with Drose in chicago, with the celtics washed up and the knicks a JOKE, miami needs a legit rival in the east

  • Zabbah

    Billups never wanted to leave Denver. Get your facts straight, stayweird38

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  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    @Zabba: “Homo Williams”? Come on man…. Sigh. I’m channelling my inner-Glover here, because apparently I’m getting for this s… (site)

  • robb

    @Zabbah Mo’s reaction was the most pathetic thing I’ve ever seen.

  • Van CityBBALL

    its not like jameer was a good point for a power center like D12 anyways… orlando is a run and gun 3point shooting three team anways

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    lol ok Jameer…….

  • http://offthebackboard.wordpress.com/ Off The Backboard

    Haha, I hope he doesn’t pull a Mo Williams and get depressed. What a tool (Mo, not Jameer).

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Nothing about Jameer’s statements made me the least bit relieved as a Magic fan…

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Luckily for Jameer, if Dwight does bolt, Jameer’s contact ends in 2013 anyways.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNKNu4j_y1Q nbk

    This is less then what Mo Williams said about LeBron leaving Cleveland, and we all saw how that worked out.

  • bike

    Dwight can’t leave Orlando. Mickey Mouse wants him to stay. Not only that, they are naming the new roller coaster ride in Disney World The Chocolate Superman Krypton Freethrow Coaster after him.

  • Scottip

    Dwight should leave today… Get out of town now. I am sonsick of these overpaid ballers who don’t have the guts, drive, or leadership to help build a team. He just like loser Lbron wants the easy way… Guess what life is not easy… Maybe one day they will have to get a real job at McDonalds and learn how to be a sucessful leader. They are all so tired…. I hope the lockout never ends… College ball is more exciting anyway!

  • O

    I’d trade Stat, Billups and Fields for Dwight. Then gas Chris Paul to be the floor general. Knicks win the title within 3 years. Nuff said…

  • Yesse

    Jameer will be crying after Dwight like Mo was crying after LeBron.

  • http://slamonline.com Neitel#2

    Dwight Howard has bent over backwards for Orlando.

  • Justin

    Cosign Scottip to an extent. Unfortunately that’s how today’s player operates. Instead of busting their a$$es in the gym over the summer, trying to become better all around players to help their team they’d rather just go to some ready made team. It’s pathetic. Michael Jordan put it best when he was asked about the Decision and how Miami put their team together. When Magic, Bird, and Isiah were winning he said he wanted to beat those guys and never dreamed of calling up Magic and Bird to say “Hey let’s put together a team and try to win”. But like I said, that’s a far cry from today’s athlete.

  • Ldub20

    I mean, whatever the guy says right now people are going toe it and run with it.???? what does this mean? LOL