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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:28 PM

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When the Los Angeles Lakers acquired point guard Steve Nash in the off-season, many thought it would be a match made in heaven. When Mike D’Antoni was hired as the head coach, it was the common assumption that the two would re-create some of the magic they had together in Phoenix when Nash won two MVPs.

 

But of course, we all know the reality of the Lakers season. Steve Nash couldn’t stay healthy and a team with championship aspirations struggled to secure a 7th seed in the playoffs.

 

So at age 39 and the struggles he endured this season to just stay on the court, questions about Nash’s longevity have some merit. But according to ESPNLA, retirement is the furthest thing from his mind.

 

“Not even close,” Nash said. “When I was healthy this year, I felt really good. I think still, for the amount of opportunities I got on this team, I think still I was just as efficient as I’ve always been.”

 

“I love to play and I love this team,” Nash said. “I want to fight for these guys and be a part of this team having some happy times. We’ve had a lot of down days and we’ve stuck with it. . . . We’ve had a lot of ups and downs and a lot of tough nights, so I want to turn that around and be a part of helping these guys enjoy this.”

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:36 PM

Good stuff Nash. For all the [expletive] he cops, I still like him and wish him success. He deserves it. 



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:38 PM

Who wouldn't love playing half a season and getting paid 9 mill a year. He will never play more than 60 games in a season for the rest of his career. 



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:40 PM

Unless we steal some of Phoenix's miracles medical & training staff.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:11 PM

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:48 PM

I approve , its been a [expletive]ty year, he just has to be utilised right

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 09:56 PM

Either we need to find another PG who can play big minutes and make Nash play only 60 games a year or we have to trade him. There is no way in hell Nash can get through an 82 game season + playoffs. Fat chance


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:00 PM

All you doctors.

 

 

Nash's major injury this year was a CONTACt injury, meaning any age could have got it.

 

 

I think he can remain healthy enough next season.



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:12 PM

All you doctors.

 

 

Nash's major injury this year was a CONTACt injury, meaning any age could have got it.

 

 

I think he can remain healthy enough next season.

 

so what its a contact injury? When you're playing basketball especially at his age you're prone to injuries.  It truly was the Phoenix Medical staff that put his body together in 1 piece to get him through each season, unfortunately we dont have that so we're screwed.  That staff made SHaq an All star again, JO looks good, Michael Redd has a solid year, Grant Hill looked good.  They're unconvential in how they practice medicine in Phoenix


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:32 PM

Okay, so  when nash ran into Lillard and had a small fracture that he likely made worse tryig to play through, the Suns would have put magic glue on it?

 

 

Stop speaking negative energy into that man's health



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:40 PM

I think he will be fine to be honest. 


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 11:01 PM

Okay, so  when nash ran into Lillard and had a small fracture that he likely made worse tryig to play through, the Suns would have put magic glue on it?

 

 

Stop speaking negative energy into that man's health

 

 

yea but they sure as hell wouldn't make him do Calf raises after he hurt his leg

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Beto said they made him push through the pain because they thought it was just a bruise. From the start, they misdiagnosed it and made him do things he shouldn't have been doing.

 

They made him do calf raises


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 11:03 PM

And how do you explain the injuries afterward? Hamstring, side, hip? Incidental? No contact there...Those are just wear and tear from a season of grinding out games...he simply cant play 82 games


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 11:19 PM

And how do you explain the injuries afterward? Hamstring, side, hip? Incidental? No contact there...Those are just wear and tear from a season of grinding out games...he simply cant play 82 games

 

Add all of that to the nerve damage he got from the injury he had early in the season.

 

But he's very young, so I'm sure he'll be fine.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 12:13 AM

I can see Nash finishing up the rest of his contract here.

Dude maintains an insane diet.

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 03:37 AM

Nash will be fine next year. As will Dwight.  But focusing on the now we know he'll play his heart out.  He IS even practicing full bore despite the pain he's in.

Meeks has not practiced both these days.  Probably they don't want to risk the ankle, but he says it's sore but he'll play today.  But Nash has been going full force in this pain.

Like the determination to PLAY for us.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 07:16 AM

Well I hope he gets healthy because noone is trading for him
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Posted April 24, 2013 - 07:26 AM

I see a ton of Mark cuban's on here.

 

He got rid of Nash pre-maturely...same with Chandler and Kidd and all these winning type players...in pursuit of What?

 

We won with derek Fisher.

 

Nash is a better shooter and passer and ball handler. 



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Posted April 24, 2013 - 07:46 AM

this is a fluke season in terms of injury bug.. idk what causes such things.. but i don't see us having this injury plagued type year next year


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 09:23 AM

Health has ended many a career on sports, its knock knock knockin at the door. even when healthy he been a defensive liability with the super speedy guards in the western conference. I would build from defense and figure offense on the fly, good d gets more fast breaks, which btw when have we run a fast break? Hold teams to less than 90 points and win, there are always blokes around who shoot.




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