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#61 Ham

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 04:51 PM


Tweaked his back? How? So easily?

Probably getting out of his bed :)old man Nash haha

Edited by Ham, January 27, 2014 - 04:51 PM.

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 05:45 PM

So he has a back injury and now he suffers a minor setback because he tweaked his back? Yet according to sources the two are not related. Something is not adding up.

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 05:58 PM

A medical retirement would be best for the Lakers.  That 3.25M a year could go a long way in the next 3 years.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 06:01 PM

A Medical retirement is going to happen.  No doubt in my mind at this point.  

Must suck for Nash that he goes through all these weeks of prep and then tweaks his back before his first practice.

Reminds me of being a Junior in High school and doing everything and months of prep during the summer so I can to get my body right for basketball tryouts, I finally get my physical done and my chance that day to go out for the team and I dance in celebration(an A town stomp) which then blew out my knee.... 

 

 

That's probably how Nash feels right about now. 


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 07:28 PM

Seems like a minor tweak. Let him play



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Posted January 27, 2014 - 07:52 PM

Lmao at minor tweak for a guy that hasn't played in 2.5 months


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 08:22 PM

Nash gotta go man....him and dantoni....

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 08:23 PM

We should have kept sessions! Lol

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 08:36 PM

he is still getting payed so it works for both sides


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 09:40 PM

He played well vs the rockets.. I saw something in him but can he play a half season? wouldn't mind finding out.



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Posted January 27, 2014 - 11:07 PM

Hope he can finish out the season strong and on a positive note. Would be dope to have hme come off the bench dropping 10 assist then have Marshall 10 assist .
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Posted January 27, 2014 - 11:10 PM

He played well vs the rockets.. I saw something in him but can he play a half season? wouldn't mind finding out.

Can he EVEN come back? Can he come back and actually play?



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Posted January 28, 2014 - 09:46 AM

Lakers' Steve Nash tweaks back
Updated: January 27, 2014, 7:05 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will not return to the court Tuesday night against the Indiana Pacers, as he had initially targeted.

The veteran guard had hoped to practice Monday and be cleared to return from nerve root irritation in his back that has kept him out for all but six games this season, but suffered a minor, unrelated tweak in his back before practice and was not able to participate.

 

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Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesSteve Nash tweaked his back Monday, keeping him from returning to practice.

 

The Lakers say the future Hall of Famer will try to practice again Thursday with the hopes of playing in Friday's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Nash, 39, had spent the past two weeks working with his personal trainer in Vancouver while the Lakers were away on a seven-game road trip. A Lakers spokesman said Nash's work "went well" and he was "on board to have a practice before he comes back and plays, but there was just sort of a freakish thing."

The new "tweak" is not believed to be serious, or related to the previous injury, the spokesman said.

"He's fighting some big odds, as we all know as we get older," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said of Nash, who will turn 40 on Feb. 7. "But if anybody can do it, he can."

The news was more encouraging on some of Nash's backcourt teammates. Point guardsJordan Farmar (hamstring) and Steve Blake (elbow) were cleared Monday morning to resume basketball-related activities and could return next week, if there are no setbacks.

The Lakers said both have been ruled out of this week's games, but they were able to ramp up their activity in Monday's light practice.

"It was great, man. I've been bored," said Farmar, who has been out since Jan. 1 with a tear in his left hamstring. "With this injury, you don't feel too injured. It doesn't hurt. You just have to be patient and wait your turn. It's hard, especially seeing them struggle and not being able to contribute.

"You're not in the huddles or on the court to say things. I try to just pull guys aside, tell them things, try to keep their spirits high. But you definitely can't be as involved."

The Lakers went 2-5 on their seven-game, 12-day road trip to fall to 16-29 on the season. They are just 3-16 since Dec. 21.

"It's tough in this business. You start building habits. When things go bad as a team, they become habits too and you start doing things that just aren't winning basketball," Farmar said. "We play well enough to win games, but we just don't do the little things."

Just knowing that reinforcements are on the way should help matters, or at least their spirits.

Kobe Bryant is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Tuesday to see if the fracture in his lateral tibial plateau has healed. Xavier Henry is out at least another week after an MRI showed no change in the bone bruise in his knee. But Blake, Farmar and Nash all seem to be nearing returns in the next week or so.

"We're not going to look at it like, 'Is it too late or not?' We're going to play the next game like it's the last game and then just see where we are a month from now," D'Antoni said. "It'll be really good to get some of these guys back and you can start winning something.

"We're in a tough situation. We're in a ditch and we have to crawl out of it. But the more guys you have, the easier it is to crawl out of it.

"The guys coming back are going to add some enthusiasm. They're looking forward to playing again. The guys that are here will be glad to get the help. So yeah, the atmosphere will change. We just have to make sure that it's a winning atmosphere and I'm sure we will."



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Posted January 28, 2014 - 09:52 AM

Poor Steve.

Even unzipping his fly at a urinal probably causes twinges


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 10:23 AM

Seems like a minor tweak. Let him play

Its not minor......he's done.

 

Time for retirement. 


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 12:01 PM

Tweaked it getting out of bed 

 

Whether the Lakers’ other former NBA MVP can change any of that remains to be seen. A bearded Nash, looking fresh out of a Rockyworkout montage, said Monday that he might actually be good to go. Like Bryant, he has played only six games this season—although the two of them have never played together—because of a major nerve-root issue in his back that has limited his legs.

“I don’t feel the nerve irritation,” Nash said Monday after returning from his latest extended rehab session in Vancouver. “Thus far, as I’ve ramped up training and rehab, I’ve been able to sustain more and more demands, so that we feel like it’s safe to practice now.”

But in a scene that epitomized everything about Nash’s two seasons as a Laker, he had only a handful of minutes of optimism Monday morning about his progress before another setback.

“Woke up, jumped out of bed, ready to go,” he said. “I reached for something and kind of tweaked something.”

So much for Nash’s plans to get back on the practice court Monday.

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The optimistic part is he no longer feels the nerve irritation. 


Edited by Majesty, January 28, 2014 - 12:01 PM.

"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen." 


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Tweaked it getting out of bed 

 

 

 

The optimistic part is he no longer feels the nerve irritation. 

 

Wow, I thought people were joking about him tweaking his back getting out of bed. 



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Posted January 28, 2014 - 12:33 PM

I welcome Nash back, we'll be worse defensively with him


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 12:37 PM

Wow, I thought people were joking about him tweaking his back getting out of bed.


The way it was said/portrayed made it seem like a joke.

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Hopefully we can get that medical retirement.....assuming he's willing to retire which I think really is the best thing for him honestly. Not even thinking about the Lakers in that regard....do it for yourself.


Klay Thompson's impact would be no different than the impact Jodie Meeks currently makes if not just a small amount higher and Jodie actually shot a better percentage than did Klay last year. 





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