Nash gives a 14 minute Interview on his status:
Worth the listen as well as the read
Q: On making a return when the team embarks on the Grammy trip:
Nash: I think originally I was hoping to get on that trip and start playing, but maybe I was a little hasty in that goal. Nothing is guaranteed for me. I get these ideas in my head. At some point, I have to also realize (I need to) do the safest thing and the best possible opportunity to play basketball again rather than letting my angst get the best of me and jumping back in there. If it doesn’t work this time, I really put the season in jeopardy and I’m back to square one with like three months left of the season. It leaves me a very little opportunity. I know I can get healthy. It’s a matter of can I sustain it? Just trying to get that health under my belt for the amount of time where I feel confident where it can be sustainable is the tricky part and that’s probably going to take a little while longer than I was hoping.
Q: On if things are moving in the right direction for him:
Nash: Yeah, they are. Every time I get a chance to go to Vancouver, I really improve. But it’s tough getting up and back. It’s such an unordinary proposition. I have every confidence we can get there on the work we’ve done up there and here, and putting the two together. I feel confident I have a chance to play again. It’s just a matter of how lucky and how strong I can get to protect those nerve roots and that lower spine.
Got really emotional listening to and reading all this, the guy really really wants to play his heart out for us, he is going through a LOT to come back and sacrificing even more.
It really makes me sick to my stomach when people accuse Nash of stealing money or just taking advantage or insinuating that he's doing this to spite us intentionally.
The guy wants it THAT badly FOR us and just wants to play, he wants to finish his career as a Laker and he wants to play as hard as he possibly can even if it sacrifices his future years he's willing to give all he can in his short window for us and is putting his body through a LOT, basically down to relearning how to walk and posture and run again. The guy is a hard worker and I truly truly hope we see him come back for us healthy as he possibly can get to this year.
Win, lose or draw, if Nash is able to finish this season healthy or even playing at a semblance of a high level along with Kobe I'll be happy no matter what.
Edited by Majesty, January 03, 2014 - 06:47 PM.