As His Career Draws To A Close, We Remember The Incredible Steve Nash
Steve Nash's NBA career is likely over. Sorry, but when you have to miss an entire season due to a back/nerve injury -- aggravated by carrying luggage no less -- at 40 years old (the oldest player in the league), it's safe to say your career is over. Even though he has another year remaining on that $28 million contract, the likelihood that Steve Nash laces 'em up again seems remote. He's currently dead weight on a franchise desperate to be relevant again, which makes his expiring contract more valuable as a salary cap commodity than a promise to receive a two-time MVP.
[The Star] I asked him in early October whether there was any chance that this was not his final season.
“I’m not going to say no way,” he said. “I’d be open to considering it for sure. But it’d have to be in L.A., staying with the Lakers. Because my kids have a really good life here now, and they’re happy, and they’re more important than me flying off somewhere to play basketball.”
Having played 98% of the 2011-12 season, Nash's availability rapidly declined once he made the jump to Los Angeles, playing 61% of 2012-13 and just 18% last year. This appears to be the end for the greatest Canadian basketball player of all time. His top 10 plays, below...
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