Originally written on That NBA Lottery Pick  |  Last updated 11/27/12
Over the years, Lakers point guard Steve Nash has been called many things but it appears that Kobe Bryant decided to give him a new nickname of sorts.In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kobe revealed that he has been taking over point guard duties in Nash's absence and during the interview, he called Nash by the name of "Gatsby": I’m not working too hard, to be honest with you,” Bryant explained. “The shots that I made were all jumpers. It doesn’t take much energy to knock those jumpers down,” he said. “Bringing the ball up and having me kind of initiate the offense and score and stuff like that, it’s making me work a little more than I will when Gatsby gets back.“When Gatsby gets back, I don’t have to do that. The game’s going to become even more easy for me.”Apparently, Kobe is referring to Robert Redford's portrayal of Jay Gatsby in 1974's "The Great Gasby" and I guess you can see sorta of a resemblance between Jay and Nash.(Courtesy of Larry Brown Sports)
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