Kobe Bryant Says Steve Nash Missing Season ‘Not An Age Thing’

KobeNash

Back in the summer of 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers pulled off a surprising blockbuster trade to acquire Steve Nash from the division rival Phoenix Suns. The move came about a month before the team pulled the trigger on a four-team deal to bring in Dwight Howard.

— Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION “Mamba Strikes Back” T-Shirts? —

Unfortunately, the trades for Nash and Dwight didn’t work in the team’s favor. Dwight left the team in free agency and Nash never played more than 65 games before missing the entire 2014-15 NBA season due to persistent nerve issues.

Kobe Bryant talked about his teammate set to miss the upcoming season and said the following, according to the Lakers Twitter account:

Before training camp got underway, Nash was receiving high praise from the media, coaching staff and his teammates for his form in scrimmages. Many believed that Nash might’ve been past his injury problems and ready to produce for the Lakers, but that didn’t turn out to be the case.

As a result of the team’s announcement that Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season, the future remains uncertain for the two-time NBA MVP. Nash had already let it be known that he intended his 19th season to be his last leading many to believe his career has come to an end.

[divide]

Lakers News: Steve Nash Ruled Out For Entire 2014-2015 Season


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Lakers Will Honor Abdul-Jabbar With Statue & The Top NBA News

Top Story According to Linda Rambis, the Los Angeles Lakers’  manager of special…

Fancap: The Big Retirement; Shaquille O’Neal Calls it Quits

After 19 seasons, Shaquille O’Neal announced his retirement via Twitter. The first…

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Says Team Could End Up Trading Draft Pick

With the 2015-16 NBA season officially over the for the Los Angeles Lakers, the team’s next order of business is hoping the ping-pong balls bounce the right way during the NBA Draft Lottery on May 23…

Steve Nash Hopes to Return Within Two Weeks

The Los Angeles Lakers have been without star point guard Steve Nash…