Steve Nash Seriously Considering Retirement [Update]
It looks like the career of one of the greatest point guards of this generation may be coming to an end sooner than expected.
Peter Vecsey recently reported than Steve Nash’s inability to stay healthy may keep him off the court, and could lead to the announcement of his retirement.
I'm hearing Nash's pain is forcing him 2 seriously consider calling it a career. He'd still get $ this yr & next & LA'd get cap relief next
— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) November 19, 2013
Nash is struggling with nerve damage in his back. The pain is so bad according to reports, that he has only played in six games, and couldn’t even finish against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
At age 40, Nash has enjoyed a 18 year career in which he has been NBA Most Valuable Player twice, and eight time all-star, and is currently the active leader in assists with 10,278.
He has played for three teams including the Phoenix Suns (twice), Dallas Mavericks, and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Update: According to Mark Medina, Lakers beat writer for the L.A. Daily News, head coach Mike D’Antoni said that Nash is not mulling retirement.
Mike D'Antoni shot down suggestions Steve Nash has mulled retirement.
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 19, 2013