Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash is a Long Ways From Being Healthy

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Steve Nash was born February 7 of 1974 and we are a long way from 1974. The South African-born and Canadian-raised 39-year-old point guard has seen his fair share of glory in the NBA but has yet to win a Championship ring. He’s an eight time NBA All-Star, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, a five-time NBA assists leader and a three-time All NBA First Team selection among a litany of other awards and it was been a highly successful NBA career. Yet he just keeps pushing in the chase of a Ring.

It may be time for Mr. Nash to retire from professional hoops.

Nash pushed himself this offseason to get himself ready for another NBA season but it’s a little too late as his body is rapidly declining. He managed to play opening night but is already missing time do to multiple bumps and bruises. The wear and tear of the NBA grind takes its toll on a player and although Nash is not suffering from any serious injury, the multiple injuries to his legs and back over the years are starting to stack up.

It is unknown at this point how effective, if at all, Steve Nash can be this season and Los Angeles Lakers. Coach Mike D’Antoni is going to do everything he can to keep Nash rested including sitting him in all back to back games. Coach MDA and Nash have a long history together from their time as members of the Phoenix Suns and MDA will make sure to not jeopardize what little is left of Nash’s career. This setback in Nash’s efficiency is going to hurt the Lakers chances of succeeding this year and another setback is the last thing the Lakers need.

For now, all Lakers’ fans can hope for is Nash to get healthy and Kobe Bryant to return(which is only weeks away).

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