Found December 26, 2012 on
Vinny Del Negro
Los Angeles Lakers
New York Knicks
Los Angeles Clippers
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Curtains up
It was only Steve Nash's second game back for the Lakers, his second game in that familiar Los Angeles uniform (well, Tuesday it was not the familiar uniform, but you get the phrase). He was never going to be a cure-all. Nash wasn ot going to come in to the Lakers lineup and fix everything by the sheer force of his will.
Nash is not that kind of player. Sure, he was an MVP but it was in a system built for him and not with the kind of star players that have been so dysfunctional on the court togetehr through these first two months of the season.
Nash, though, seemed to make everything just a little bit better. It maed Kobe Bryant just that little bit more effective. Or Pau Gasol that much more fluid in the offense. Or Dwight Howard that much more effective in the pick and roll.
The Lakers were trailing by nine and there seemed to be no worry that the offense wo...
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EL SEGUNDO, CA - When the story is written on the Lakers 2012-2013 season, the final chapter will likely be titled BSN-ASN as in Before Steve Nash-After Steve Nash.
Prior to the point guards successful return Saturday night against Golden State, the Lakers were spinning out of control, seemingly unable to put together minutes of consistency, let alone entire games. Their record...
Steve Nash has been back two games and everyone, including the Lakers, can see the difference the seasoned point guard has been for the Purple and Gold. In the game against the Golden State Warriors, he was able to get his teammates involved and still make some crucial shots. Against the New York Knickerbockers on Christmas Day, he really showed basketball fans he is still a...
The ability of Steve Nash to help run the offense may extend Kobe Bryant's career.
Victor Decolongon/Getty ImagesWhat a Merry Christmas it was at the Staples Center as the Lakers extended their winning streak to 5 games and defeat the New York Knicks. This was the second game back for Steve Nash and experts who predicted he would not make much of a difference were dead wrong. Nash has made this Lakers team gel perfectly on the offensive end as Dwight Howard is...
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis on Thursday, according to the Lakers. Lakers annouce that an MRI performed on @paugasol's right foot revealed plantar fasciitis. However, he's probable for Friday's game. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 28, 2012 Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of...
The impact made by the return of Steve Nash has been clear in the Lakers' play.
That puts us in late January. And this is crucial for the Lakers and Steve Nash’s legs.
See, Blake can space the floor and give Nash some much needed minutes of rest. Cause if the Lakers have any intentions of making a run in the playoffs, they’re gonna need Nash’s legs fresh.
Steve Nash returned Saturday for the Los Angeles Lakers after missing 24 games this season with a small fracture in his leg. The Lakers hope Nash can balance out the offense.
"We'll find a natural balance, but Kobe's going to take the most shots," said Nash. "He's our best player and a great scorer, and the ball should be in his hands or should be...
The 2012/13 NBA season looked like it was going to be all about power packed backcourt duos. The offseason saw numerous high profile guard combos hook up - the Lakers with Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant; Houston's Jeremy Lin and James Harden; Brooklyn teamed up Joe Johnson with Deron Williams. But which NBA backcourt starting pair have produced the most wins for their team thus...
It’s that time again, join me and the Fantasy Nomad, Michael Pichan tonight at 9:30 pm EST on our weekly fantasy basketball show Rotoinfo.com Basketball Breakdown. Some topics to be discussed tonight:
1. Return of Steve Nash
2. Raymond Felton injury, who benefits?
3. Dorell Wright
4. Hakim Warrick
5. Toronto front court and the return of Kyle Lowry
6. Eric Gordon’s return, who...
Every week, our staff writers chime in on the trending topics, rumors and storylines around Laker Nation. In today’s Christmas Day edition of State of the Nation, they take a look at the Lakers match up with the surprisingly hot New York Knicks, and give their best shot at telling you exactly how it’s going to go down at Staples Center on Tuesday. Kobe Bryant (1) and Carmelo...