Van Gundy makes Alston disappear

Originally Published: June 12, 2009
By Chris Broussard | ESPN The Magazine

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Conventional wisdom says there had to be a beef. An argument. Some bellyaching. A philosophical divide. Something.

Something had to happen between Stan Van Gundy and Rafer Alston during the second half of Game 4 Thursday night. Why else would the Orlando coach sit his starting point guard for the last 18 minutes, 28 seconds of the Magic's 99-91 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers? Especially when Jameer Nelson, fresh off a serious shoulder injury, wasn't exactly ...

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