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Howard, Nelson watch Lakers celebrate

Originally Published: June 15, 2009
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- "Don't go anywhere."

Want to know why Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson sat there on the Magic bench, blank expressions adorning their faces, after that final buzzer? Why Superman and one of his All-Star sidekicks stuck around as the championship trophy podium was hastily assembled and the Lakers stood victorious atop it?

Because that was what Howard wanted, and he wanted Nelson to witness, feel and share every raw, painful emotion that was tearing him apart inside.

"He ...

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