Found April 23, 2013 on
When the Los Angeles Lakers acquired point guard Steve Nash in the off-season, many thought it would be a match made in heaven. When Mike D’Antoni was hired as the head coach, it was the common assumption that the two would re-create some of the magic they had together in Phoenix when Nash won two MVPs.
But of course, we all know the reality of the Lakers season. Steve Nash couldn’t stay healthy and a team with championship aspirations struggled to secure a 7th seed in the playoffs.
So at age 39 and the struggles he endured this season to just stay on the court, questions about Nash’s longevity have some merit. But according to ESPNLA, retirement is the furthest thing from his mind.
“Not even close,” Nash said. “When I was healthy this year, I felt really good. I think still, for the amount of opportunities I got on this team, I think still I was just as efficient as I’ve always been.”
“I love to play and I love this team,” Nash said. “I want to fight for these guys and be a part of this team having some happy times. We’ve had a lot of down days and we’ve stuck with it. . . . We’ve had a lot of ups and downs and a lot of tough nights, so I want to turn that around and be a part of helping these guys enjoy this.”
While Nash may not necessarily want to retire, the fact remains that he had a hard time just getting on the court this season.
I believe he still has the skill set to be a quality starting point guard. But the days of MVPs in Phoenix are long, long gone.
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At 39-years-old, its doubtful that anybody with sense expected point guard Steve Nash to be a miracle worker in Los Angeles.
Laker Nation certainly expected more than what they have received thus far and Nash is owning up to the fact that something is wrong.
After the Lakers were pounded by the San Antonio Spurs to kickoff the first round of the NBA playoffs on Sunday, Nash spoke...
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will receive an epidural in his right hamstring today, an injection the veteran is hoping will allow him to play with less pain in Game 3, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles."Unfortunately, I tweaked it in the first half," said Nash, who totaled nine points and six assists in 32 minutes Wednesday night. "I tried...
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash was able to return for the team’s playoff opener against the San Antonio Spurs yesterday. However, the veteran told reporters – including Mike Bresnahan and Lance Pugmire of The Los Angeles Times – that he’s continuing to feel the effects of missing time due to injury, as he’s not feeling like himself."I'm not myself,...
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Because we'll be talking about this guy--Andrew Wiggins.
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After the disappointing performance in Game One, the Los Angeles Lakers were back at practice yesterday making adjustments for Game 2 tonight. Following practice, Steve Nash and Steve Blake took a few moments to chat with the media regarding tonight's contest against the San Antonio Spurs.
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The Phoenix Suns have opted to change course a year after losing Steve Nash and finishing in last place in the Western Conference. The organization has been lost in the woods even in those last years with Nash playing point guard, but moving on and moving forward has been difficult.
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OF COURSE HE DOES
Metta World Peace believes that injured teammate Kobe Bryant shouldn't make good on his promise to halt his live-tweeting of Lakers playoff games.
Steve Blake is out indefinitely and Steve Nash and Jodie Meeks both are doubtful for Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday at Staples Center.
Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jodie Meeks are all doubtful for Game 3 against the Spurs.
Steve Blake had an ultrasound Thursday that showed a moderately strained right hamstring. According to the Lakers, he is “out indefinitely.”
Steve Nash had two epidural injections in his back and a cortisone shot in right hip on Thursday.
Jodie Meeks will undergo an MRI Thursday afternoon...
Steve Nash needed three injections for pain relief on the Los Angeles Lakers' day off. He's still more likely to play in Game 3 on Friday night than Steve Blake or Jodie Meeks.
And just in case anybody forgot, Kobe Bryant is at home in a walking boot, his season over.
Late in a season featuring just about every tribulation imaginable, the Lakers have almost no healthy guards...
Steve Blake won't play for the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, and fellow guards Steve Nash and Jodie Meeks are doubtful.
The Lakers are running out of healthy guards, and they're increasingly out of ideas on how to stop the Spurs from ending their tumultuous season.
Blake has a strained right hamstring that will keep him out indefinitely...