Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 10:50 am  |  14 responses

Lakers Hope Steve Nash Can Play in the Playoffs

Steve Nash will sit out what could turn out to be a do-or-die season finale for the Los Angeles Lakers, but should they make the Playoffs, the hope is that the 39-year old point guard will be healthy enough to suit up by then: “Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash underwent an MRI exam, which confirmed several preexisting issues related to his hip and back, which are causing nerve irritation and contributing to his hamstring pain and weakness. Nash received an epidural injection [Tuesday] morning, and will not play in [Wednesday] night’s game against the Houston Rockets.”

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  • Conor

    Sadly, it seems rather safe to assume that his decision to use last summer as a time of healing for his body has backfired.

  • patrick

    Why don’t hte Lakers pick up Delonte West, CDR, Flip Murray, Tmac (well he just got signed to the Spurs) to play Point Guard?

  • playa

    What a disaster he’s been this year, sad year all around for LA

  • spit hot fiyah

    they had cdr, i guess they didn’t like him enough to keep him around

  • spit hot fiyah

    i know his stats are still respectable but he judt doesn’t pass the eye test, i think he is very closs to done

  • Rockwell

    Don’t do it, Steve. This season is lost anyways. Even if they make the playoffs, all that awaits them is a first round ass whupping by the Big Boys. Just make sure you get your body right for next season when the Lakers will need you to carry the backcourt with Kobe rehabbing.

  • bike

    I’m no doctor but it seems like if he needs an epidural injection he has pain that outweighs the risks and side effects of that particular procedure. In other words, Steve is a mess.

    Or it could be he’s going into labor which means he’s unlikely for the playoffs.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    let russell bring him down to reality

  • mikejones

    Allen Iverson is the answer to LA’s Backcourt dramas. He would still be more than capable of dropping 15, 5 easily with Howard and Pau down low. Kick and drive, drive and lob easy, for AI. I will not stop these Iverson related posts on the lakers articles until i hear and see some movement from the lakers organisation.

    AI to LA.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    There were complications during his labor…lol

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    CDR is like a smelly foster kid…………. (For comedic effect only. No offense meant to real foster kids btw)

  • LLC#12

    Do you think AI really still has the quickness, at age 37, to drive past any current NBA pg he’s likely to come up against? I loved AI, he’s one of the greats, but I think a lot of people have rose-tinted glasses on if they think that a 37 year old who built his career on his quickness and toughness will be useful, when he’s lost both of those things with age.

  • mikejones

    Yes i do think Allen Iverson can contribute and drive past current NBA guards. with currentl point guards that are in the league who are old and below average, include Nash, Kidd, Fisher, Billups. Not to mention the young and average defensive point guards and shooting guards in the league, to name a few, Felton, Lin, Meeks, blake,

    I can go on for days providing old washed up players that are in the league now that can not contribute on the level that iverson could. Stackhouse, Vince Carter, Q rich, T Mac, Mick James, grant hill.

    The point is Iverson can potentially help LA with there lack of offense without Kobe. This would be a low risk move for LA, with nothing to lose and everything to gain. And if Iverson could maintain his health and prove him self. Kobe would potential not have to to rush his recover, while AI holds the fort down.


  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    this dude is such a liability