Found November 12, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
The Lakers will have to manage without Steve Nash for at least two weeks as he tries to recover from a back injury. Suffering from nerve root irritation, a problem that began when he broke his leg a year ago in the second game of the season, Nash's efforts will now be focused on getting healthy enough to fulfill his contract with the Lakers. If he can't make it back, he may have already played in the final NBA game of his illustrious career, just weeks into his 18th season. Retirement isn't presently on the table but what if Nash's two weeks extends to two, three and four months? Should the Lakers' back specialist, Dr. Robert Watkins, determine that any additional effort by Nash to play would constitute a medically unacceptable risk, the veteran point guard may end his career via forced medical retirement. Nash is owed 9.3 million for the current year and 9.7 million for next season. If he's found to be physically unable to play, he would still receive f...

Nash out at least two weeks with nerve root irritation in back; will receive epidural block on Tuesday

After meeting with back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins, the Lakers announced today that Steve Nash will be out for at least two weeks after being diagnosed with “nerve root irritation” in his back. According to the Lakers, Nash will receive an epidural block tomorrow: Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was examined today by back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins, who diagnosed Nash...

Steve Nash leaves game early with back issues; will visit doctor tomorrow

The struggle for Steve Nash continues. The legendary Canadian point guard left the game early on Sunday while the Los Angeles Lakers were playing the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nash, who was laboring during his 13 minutes on the floor, called it a night due to back problems and will see back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins tomorrow. The post-game reactions of Nash and Mike D’Antoni...

Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash out at least two weeks with back injury

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will miss at least the next two weeks thanks to nerve root irritation in his back and hamstring. Nash saw a specialist on Monday and it was determined his back problems stem from nerve issues and not from any new impingement in his back. The Lakers have said they believe the nerve damage is a result of his broken leg from 2012. Nash saw Dr...

Steve Nash leaves game with back pain, not sure when he can return to lineup

You could tell how serious Steve Nash seems to think his back/nerve issue is by his demeanor after the game. Speaking with the media in the hallway he was quiet and appeared deflated. He described himself as emotional and said this was hard to talk about. Nash played just 13 minutes and was limping around Sunday night during the Lakers blowout loss to the Timberwolves. There was...

Steve Nash Out for two weeks

Here we go again. With the injuries. The injuries do not stop for this team. The Lakers last season were decimated by injuries to multiple players. Nash alone missed 32 games total last season to Non-displaced fracture, on his left leg and strained right hamstring.  According to Matt Moore of said Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was examined today by back specialist...

Steve Nash Says Back Injury Has Taken “Turn For Worse”

I believe the Steve Nash era is officially over. I’m not sure who that guy is wearing No. 10 for the Lakers, but the Steve Nash we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing since 1996 is no more. According to the L.A. Times, Nash has describe his back injury “as taking a turn for the worse,” and he indicated Sunday night that “he wasn’t sure when he’d return to the court....

Steve is sNashing his owner’s hopes and dreams!

Just last week Steve Nash admitted that he suffered nerve damage after breaking his leg last year. That’s all fine and dandy but don’t you think it would have been helpful if he had mentioned it before the season started!? Oh, yeah, by the way, I can’t feel my legs, sorry I didn’t mention it before you drafted me in late October. Psyche! Anyway, it looks like it’s going...

Steve Nash Might be Forced into Medical Retirement

It’s time, Steve Nash. He can barely make it through games anymore, hate to see the former 2-time MVP look like this. Retirement isn’t presently on the table but what if Nash’s two weeks extends to two, three and four months?  Should the Lakers’ back specialist, Dr. Robert Watkins, determine that any additional effort by […]

Steve Nash To Visit Doctor Monday For Back Pain

Steve Nash suffered back pain during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and will visit a doctor on Monday for further examination, the Los Angeles Lakers announced. Nash did not return to the game. Nash has missed a large portion over the past two seasons due to various injuries.

Steve Nash says Back Injury has Taken “Turn for the Worse”

Another day, another injury for the former 2-time NBA MVP. I have great respect for what Steve Nash has done in the league and all the things he has accomplished. Certainly one of the great point guards I’ve ever watched, and is in an elite group of players to have won the MVP award twice. […]

Superstars abound in NBA's 'Jingle Hoops' Christmas commercial

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, James Harden and Steve Nash sink shots to the tune of “Jingle Bells” and LeBron James provides the exclamation point with a jam in this new “Jingle Hoops” commercial for the NBA on Christmas Day. The post NBA Christmas ‘Jingle Hoops’ Commercial (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.

Clayton Custer Headed to Ames

Clayton Custer on Steve Nash, his favorite gym drill and the text message that distracted him from his photography class

College basketball really starts tonight

Games that count against the record for the 2013-2014 college basketball season may have started last week, but the season really tips-off tonight in Chicago when four of the premier basketball programs in the country take center stage in the Champions classic. The late game features not only 5. Kansas vs 4. Duke, but Jabari Parker vs Andrew Wiggins. Long before Wiggins reclassified...

Coach: Lakers looking for identity

Nearly six weeks after officially opening training camp and two months since the Los Angeles Lakers began voluntary team workouts, coach Mike D'Antoni says the team is still trying to figure itself out. "We got to find our identity," D'Antoni said after practice Monday, a day after giving up 47 first-quarter points to the Minnesota Timberwolves en route to a 113...

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak doesn’t think Kobe Bryant will return within next two weeks

The wait for the Black Mamba continues. With Steve Nash out for at least two weeks, the Lakers could do with Kobe Bryant’s presence on the court as soon as possible. However, according to Eric Pincus from the L.A. Times, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak doesn’t expect Bryant to make his much anticipated return within the next two weeks: Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak...
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