Update: Nelson will be activated for Game 1 according to reports on ESPN.

nonelsonLakers Examiner: According to the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Magic All-Star point guard Jameer Nelson will not play in game one tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Nelson, who was thought to be out for the year, began practicing with the team this week in an attempt to come back for the Lakers series.

The report also said that the chances of Nelson returning in the middle of the series are “slim.”

So it looks like It’s going to be the same old Magic against the same old Lakers, just the way it should be.

No excuses. Let’s settle it on the court. The fun starts tonight at 6 p.m. on ABC.

  • lakers IN 6

    Who cares if Nelson plays or not they can have cry baby Lebron wearing Nelsons jersey out there and the Lakers will still win! Its our year.

  • Touch ME

    Watch your mouth about Nelson, we as Laker fans should be scared if he plays considering he tore us up in the 2 games we lost to them. By the way espn talked to the Magic about that report and said that it was uncomfirmed and still to be determined. Lets hope he doesn’t play in at least game 1 to improve our chances of winning.

  • lakers IN 6

    Hey you and Nelson have a lot in common, U BOTH SUCK. Get your facts straight he’s not playing even if he did he’s not even that good. Stop kissing his ass. I know we can win either way I hope he does play though I don’t want to hear excuses when we win.

  • Touch ME

    Im sorry did u say when we win. Did you not watch the finals last year, did u not watch that 39 point game blowout. That report by the Orlando sentinel was unconfirmed by ESPN. You are pronbably the same guy that said the Lakers will win it last year. You leanred you lesson last year sonny boy, don’t make the same mistake by underrating this team that beat the defending champs and the best in the nba in this years playoffs. Jameer Nelson was the best player in Orlandos two wins this year. You hope hope he doesn’t show up because if he does then you need to change your name to Magic in 6.

  • Lakerfanl

    This is good news.

  • Kb24sdbest

    The lakers need to stay focus, determined, and hungry for the next two weeks. This first 2 games is a must win for us. They need to focus on making shots and free throws, execute both offensively and defensively. My gameplan would be to single cover dwight, see if he can beat us alone and control the rest of his team by closing out on 3 pointers. On the offensive end, try to get howard, lewis, or turkoglu in fould trouble by making them work defensively and drive to the basket. I’m interested on how the officiating will call these series. Are they going to protect Kobe, like they did with lebron or they are going to give respect to the defensive player of the year.
    Whatever, i hope it is consistent on both ends. Kobe needs to use his teammates like game 6 against the nuggets. Let’s go LAKERS… we need the whole team to play effectively…. LET’S GO…. WE CAN DO THIS…… GOOD LUCK!!!

  • Kb24sdbest

    No prediction for me, because i’m very impressed with the MAGIC and they are legit. I’m not underrating the MAGIC team and surely not disrespecting them. SO LET’S GO LAKERS….

  • dcb2069

    Umm…I’m pretty sure ESPN has news to the contrary…Nelson is said to suit up tonight.

  • Touch ME

    espn said he will suit up, come on why you believe the orlando sentinal, they actually declared him out and hours later espn confirms he will play. Orlando Sentinal is playin games on the Lakers and it’s fans

  • lakers IN 6

    where were the magic this time last year?? oh they were fishing huh. hey you should change your name to TOUCH ME JAMEER…….
    Get off his NUTS. GO LAKERS!

  • mo

    so much for this report

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=692278347 Young Im

    was this report supposed to psych us out? now really… he didn’t even have any imprint on game 1.

  • lakers IN 6

    I hate to so I told you so, but I told you so. SEE YOU AT THE PARADE THIS YEAR!

  • SomeonreadthistoLAkers

    WTF Nelson did play in first game


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    I thought you said he wasn’t going to play?

  • http://simplefishingblog.blogspot.com/ Ashton

    You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.

  • http://www.creditcompute.com Jenny

    my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with we leave it to you to decide.

  • http://www.uwsp.edu/athletics/mbb/players.htm Player Profiles

    Maybe you should make changes to the blog title Magic’s Jameer Nelson will not play in game one | The Lakers Nation to something more generic for your subject you create. I liked the blog post however.