Jameer Nelson in Philadelphia (from Chester, PA)

Cohen’s Analysis: Injuries have unfortunately forced Nelson to miss a handful of games in Philadelphia, including Orlando’s memorable First Round playoff series against the Sixers in 2009. His finest performance in front of the hometown crowd came on March 1, 2010 when he registered 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field and added 10 assists in the Magic’s victory.

Nelson remains one of the more adored and celebrated athletes in Philadelphia sports history and that says a lot considering legends such as Wilt Chamberlain and Joe Frazier are from there as well.

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