There are so many reasons why. First off, I am hoping that Nash can play like the nash of old. But hoping and reality is not the same thing.
Reason #1 Age. Obviously nobody can go against father time. Even the great Jordan who retired at the age of 40 and he suck his last season. Nash is 39 turning 40, what makes you think he will be the same player like he once was when the greats in the past can't do it? No history shows a 40 year old player can play at a high level in the HISTORY of the NBA.
Reason #2 Linked to Mike D Antoni. As much as we love Nash and how he was great, the two MVP he recieved was when he was with MDA. Nash became a star because of MDA. People said Nash was an MDA system. And to be honest, MDA is one of the most hated coaches in the NBA. The mention of his name makes people want to vomit. So any association with MDA people tend to have strong opinion against.
Reason #3 His defense. He was never a defensive minded person but in the past he can stay in front of guards a lot easier. Now because of his age, his defense is even worst. Now if you never were a great defensive player, how can your defense be worst? The greatest aspect of being a great basketball player is to play really good defense. All the greats can defend. Even the ones that was never known for defense like a Larry Bird can defend like no other. Magic is a strappy defensive player and he was never known for defense. Reggie Miller was great on defense but people forget that. Jordan ofcourse are great all around. Nash was never really a defensive guy. He doesnt really have that ever.
Reason #4 His vision. Nash is famous for seeing the whole court. He is like a magic johnson in a way. He have amazing passing ability and able to get guys where they need to be. The past year he was horrible at that. Dont blame injuries for not seeing the court. He didn't have an eye injury. Look at how many turnovers he had last year? He didnt have any great assist at all. Now it could be that his teamate sucks and dont know where to go or it could be that MDA forced him to be a shooter. In any case, it is hist job as a PG to set people up. fair or not he didn't do that last year. So the critism is correct.
Edited by epicwolf, October 09, 2013 - 12:51 PM.