Nine-year veteran Jameer Nelson has spent his entire professional career creating opportunities for the Orlando Magic. The point guards everyday display of power and confidence compressed into his short, stocky frame can be likened to the conclusiveness of another concentrated point, used at the ends of sentences to finalize all doubt. In Nelsons mind, he is the man. Period. And he sits down with FOX Sports Florida in this weeks Q&A.
FS Florida: When was the first time you realized you were good enough to play in the NBA?
Jameer Nelson: Oh, I always knew I was good enough to play (laughing). But for real, my freshman year in college. I felt like I was developing a good work ethic. I had that drive to become the best I can be and not necessarily what people wanted me to be or thought I could be. I definitely started taking it more serious and Im very fortunate to be here right now.
FS Florida: Why is having that unshakable confidence in your game and in yourself so important?