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Rumors began to circulate when Steve Nash was sidelined with a back injury last Sunday, with some reports claiming that the Lakers would soon be looking to acquire another point guard. However, according to Mark Medina of Inside SoCal, Mitch Kupchak says that the team isn’t actively searching for a replacement guard: The Lakers have penciled him out for at least two weeks, though that timeline could extend longer once the team reevaluates Nash in about 10 days. Considering that backdrop, would the Lakers look to add another point guard? “Not right now,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in an interview with this newspaper. “We have three capable point guards.” Kupchak was referring to Lakers guards Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar, whom combined for 18 assists in the Lakers’ 116-95 victory Tuesday over the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center. They have both averaged about 10 points and five assists. Meanwhile, Nash has averaged only 6.7 points on 26 percent shooting and 4.8 ...

Lakers Won't Debate, Discuss Possibility Of Steve Nash Retiring

The Los Angeles Lakers are not trying to push Steve Nash toward retirement. Nash is out at least two more weeks because of nerve damage in his back. "There's always going to be a debate but we're not going to debate it, talk about it," Mike D'Antoni said Tuesday. "He's going to try to get ready, he's going to try to play and we're going to try...

Is medical retirement in Steve Nash's near future?

Not many people gave Steve Nash a fighting chance to make it in the NBA after the kid from Canada came out of Santa Clara in 1996. This was around the time the Phoenix Suns made Nash their 15th overall pick, before he became one of the most must-watch players in the game, before he won two NBA MVP titiles, was an 8-time all-star with stops in Dallas and now Los Angeles and even...

VIDEO: Steve Nash unveils the Lakers’ sleeved Christmas jerseys in cool commercial

via The jerseys are horrible, but the commercial is cool. The six teams who will play on Christmas Day were represented by stars from their respective franchises. Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), James Harden (Houston Rockets), LeBron James (Miami Heat) and Steve Nash (Los Angeles Lakers, obviously...

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.

Report: Lakers, Clippers would consider Lamar Odom if problem free

The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers would consider signing free-agent forward Lamar Odom if he can prove that his personal and legal issues are behind him, according to Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein of Odom recently began training again with the hopes of joining a team during the second half of the season. Sources told that the Clippers and Lakers...

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

Kobe Bryant says he’d play if these were playoffs

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he would be healthy enough to play right now if there was a playoff game. “I feel like I’m ahead of schedule,” Bryant told former teammate Rick Fox in an interview for NBA TV, via “If there was a playoff game tonight, I’d play. I’d play. I don’t know how effective I’d be, but I would play. “The fadeaway...

Three Point Play: Grizzlies at L.A. Lakers, 11/15/2013

The Grizzlies start a four-game California road trip tonight, kicking off against the Lakers. With Kobe still healing from his Achilles tear, and Steve Nash out with nerve pain, the Lakers have actually been playing better than expected, they can and will beat you, particularly with their bench putting up nearly 50 points a night. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are 0-3 behind sloppy, uninspired...

LeBron in Ad For Christmas Games

The NBA released a pretty fantastic ad for its Christmas day games today, and it features a special appearance from LeBron James. The ad shows Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, James Harden and Steve Nash shooting on five baskets, making shots to the tune of One-horse Open Sleigh. And then to finish off the song, LeBron comes out of nowhere and throws down an alley-oop...

NBA Stars Debut Christmas Day Sleeved Jerseys In “Jingle Hoops” Commercial

We’re so torn over this. On one hand, we have the god-awful sleeved jerseys that will be prominently featured over the course of five NBA games on Christmas Day. On the other hand, we have Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Steve Nash (R.I.P.) and LeBron James draining threes (and one emphatic dunk) to the tune of “Jingle Bells”. Final verdict: this ad...

Awesome NBA “Jingle Hoops” Christmas commercial (VIDEO)

via YouTube Self-dubbed NBA disliker (this guy) thinks this is the best thing the NBA has done in years.  I don’t care if it was pieced together by a video expert in a film room.  The ad below for the NBA’s special edition Christmas jerseys deserves a few high-fives. Clothed in 1990′s women’s basketball jerseys (see also tighter-fitting t-shirts), Kevin Durant, Chris Paul...

NBA Unveils Jingle Hoops Commercial For Christmas Day Uniforms (Video)

Formal confirmation came Thursday morning that the NBA indeed will pull the sleeved jersey’s for their annual loaded Christmas Day schedule of games. the NBA’s promotional commercial for its “Big Logo” sleeved jerseys was uploaded to YouTube and features several NBA stars including Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Steve Nash and LeBron James...

Buy/Sell: I Couldn’t Have Wroten It Any Better Myself

So I’m feeling a little like a savant this week, because although I’m losing week 3 so far in my pools, I did predict that Steve Blake would be a good pick up while we was 6% owned, aaaannnnd BAM! Down goes Steve Nash! I know that this is me gloating, but trust me, when you’re writing pieces about who will be hot, and who will be not, you’re gonna whiff once in a while...

The NBA’s new ‘Jingle Hoops’ Christmas promo is fantastic

The NBA put together an awesome new Christmas Day promo commercial featuring the likes of Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Derek Rose, Steve Nash and LeBron James. All 10 teams that are playing 12/25 will wear long sleeve jerseys that will look something like these from the Clippers, Bulls, Rockets and Knicks:
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