The twilight of Steve Nash’s brilliant 18-year NBA career has seemed like nothing more than a long, frustrating stint on the injury list . Nash, 40, is reportedly telling friends he’ll call it quits after this season (even though there’s plenty of financial incentive to return in 2014-‘15.) Per the NY Daily News:

Steve Nash finally made it back to the Lakers and has told a few friends this is going to be it, even though he has one season to go on his contract, at $9.7 million. Nash, who turned 40 Friday, doesn’t expect to help much, but that’s been the story of his injury-plagued Laker career. He really missed the camaraderie with his teammates when he was out for three months with a nerve injury in his back, and says he wants to experience that for at least the last part of this season before he calls it a career.