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About my "confrontation" with Jameer Nelson ...

Posted on: June 11, 2009 2:23 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. -- That's what people are calling it. A "confrontation." I was on a radio show here in Orlando this morning, clearly a desperate show that doesn't care about its listeners if they're putting me on the air, and I was told the "confrontation" had been a source of discussion in Orlando recently.

I love it.

But it's bullcrap.

There was no "confrontation." Yes, I asked Jameer some rather uncomplimentary questions after Game 3 -- story is here -- and we went back and forth for a minute, but it was civil. And better yet, afterward, before walking away, I patted him on the knee (awww) and said, "I appreciate you taking that the right way. I knew you would."

That's why I did it.

Because Nelson could handle it.

I wouldn't have done it to Rasheed Wallace, for example, because that would have been poking a snake with a stick. He would have lashed back, and it would have made for an interesting story, but what purpose would it serve? Being confrontational just for the sake of being confrontational is stupid, and no matter what you hear, I don't do that.

Except for one time ...

Jameer Nelson was a class kid at Saint Joseph's, and he's a class man in the NBA, and I knew he could handle my questions. So I asked them.

No confrontation.

Lucky for him. Because I could kick his ...


(Not really.)
Category: NBA

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2009 2:18 pm

About my "confrontation" with Jameer Nelson ...

You bite your tongue!!!  Doyel is a hard hitting journalist!!  If you were on his would understand.  When you go after an amateur journalist like embarrass me to be a part of this website.  COME AFTER ME!!! IM A MAN!!! 

Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2009 6:59 am

About my "confrontation" with Jameer Nelson ...

Glad to see you can only ask "class acts" these so called hardball questions...if it was Ron Artest in this situation you'd be asking who did his hair...instead of your so called hardball questions.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: June 12, 2009 2:58 am

About my "confrontation" with Jameer Nelson ...

yawn and you would not be able to beat up jameer either streets of  chester chump

Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2009 1:43 am

About my "confrontation" with Jameer Nelson ...

This loss is put on Mr.  Van Gundy!!!  Yes, Orlando missed free throws, but Jameer should have never been in for as long as he was.  Give Alston a rest, but Rafer should have been back in around the 9 minutes left.  Rafer would have never allowed Derek to get that three off!!!  I feel bad for Rafer.  It was so obvious !!  This coach is making six figures, but everyone in Orlando knows Jameer should not have played the amount of minutes he played.  I am glad they lost how they did.   If Stan keeps making these decisions, then he should not be our coach!!  I like Stan's Passion, but this is really bad!!  No reason to leave Rafer out all of the fourth quarter and overtime!!  Oh, and where is Anthony Johnson????  Stan, you are a bum!!  Maybe Shaq was right in Miami!!  He did not agree with some of your decisions!! 

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2009 1:11 am

About my "confrontation" with Jameer Nelson ...

How refreshing....its nice to see Doyel writng something that isnt all about hating somebody.   I knew you had it in you Doyel.....Im stil taking points away though.  Unless you can provide me with one good reason for that hammer.  Also, maybe next time we can take this even further and talk about something that happens during gametime.  I know it sounds intimidating, but I think with a little more time in the minors, you might be ready.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2009 5:32 pm

About my "confrontation" with Jameer Nelson ...

I think the reason Doyel posts these blogs about past confrontations is becasue he's seeking affirmation. He wants us to validate him as a real journalist, as opposed to a pessimistic blogger. We don't need you to tell us Jameer is a nice kid, Doyel. Let your radio interview speak for itself, and stop with these inane blog entries.

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2009 4:29 pm

About my "confrontation" with Jameer Nelson ...

Agreed. The only reason that it's getting blown out of proportion is to move attention away from the fact that the Orlando journalists, radio voices, etc., were too afraid to ask the question. Jameer Nelson took it very well and props to him for actually being honest and up-front with the media, unliked some recently fined athletes *cough, LeBron James.* Doyel is right in asking these questions, they're fair and they're exactly what everyone has been thinking since the Finals started. Game 1 turned horrific for the Magic when Nelson came in the second quarter. Game 3 was won partly because of Rafer Alston and partly by using Nelson as little as possible. This "confrontation" was nothing more than legimitate journalistic duty. I'm guessing a lot of people were giving him crap because most media personnel don't ask the tough questions anymore.

Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2009 3:16 pm

About my "confrontation" with Jameer Nelson ...

You're questions were justified. Jameer is definitely coming into a different team than the one he left mid-season. The experiment worked for about 1 minute in Game 1, but he's far from Finals-ready.

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