The Orlando Magic have given their All-Star point guard, Jameer Nelson, the green light to play in this year's NBA Finals.
Nelson went down back on Feb. 2 with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He later got the "season ending" surgical procedure which was to take up to another two months of rehabilitation before he would be completely healthy.
Low and behold, the Magic make it to the Finals and, wouldn't you know it...all better.
Not exactly. This rehab was to take up to another two months before he would be well again. Two months.
If the Magic put this guy on the floor, they're making a huge mistake.
First of all, the Magic don't need him. They're not at a point where the point guard spot is the biggest glaring weakness on the team.
If that were the case, then maybe it would be worth considering, however that is far from the truth. Rafer Alston has filled in quite nicely and has even led the team on occasion. In fact I would say that Magic GM Otis Smith potentially saved the season with his Alston acquisition.
The Magic have come this far without the guy and the chemistry is fine right now. It is too late in the season to have to be dealing with a chemistry issue, especially when your guy is trying to come back a full two months ahead of schedule.
He means too much to the future of this franchise to put him at risk for a few back up minutes.
“I’m not saying I’m any tougher or stronger than anybody, but I’ve been known to do some amazing things sometimes,” Nelson pleaded as he practically begged for some playing time.
You've been known to do some pretty amazing things? Like what? Exactly.
You know who has actually been known to do some pretty amazing things? Kobe Bryant.
And regardless if Nelson plays or not, the Lakers should still be hoisting up the title by next week.
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