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Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 3:50 pm  |  19 responses

Steve Nash Reportedly Plans to Retire After This Season

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.

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  • the rain

    He shouldn’t retire too soon – still needs to pay his babby momma

  • Lloyd

    He should’ve retired before last season. I can definitely see him having a coaching role in the future though, just maybe he should wait a couple years after retirement unlike JKidd

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    well now the Lakers cap situation is only really bad. instead of god awful.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    While I’m happy for him, I’m also glad he rejected the Raptors offer.

  • JJ Jones

    I think hes finally seen the light

  • JJ Jones

    “Hit me”

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    hopefully! it gives LA more room to maneuver which will definitely help in their rebuilding efforts.

  • JJ Jones

    Yeah

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    still, patience is the best pill for the Lakers right now. next season will be rocky as well, as long as they don’t further worsen their cap situation, that summer of 2016 is going to be a boom season for you guys.

  • LakeShow

    Saw this coming. Everyone likes to point to the money. Thinking he would never retire and leave that money on the table. But… A)He has plenty of money B)He’ll get a gig WHEREVER he want to, doing whatever he wants to C)His body is done

  • Sergio

    This is really sad. He was awfully unlucky in LA. When he thought he had a good chance at a ring, he gets hurt in the second game of the season, ALL of his teamates get hurt throutu the year, and now, sadly, one of the best PGs of all time will go down without a ring.

  • JJ Jones

    Yup provided jim buss doesnt make another stupid decision like extending pau gasol for an unreasonable amount

  • JJ Jones

    D12 karma

  • pposse

    or A. he will be getting that extra 3 mill somehow some way from someone associated with the Lakers. If I was an auditor in LA i’d take careful watch of his actions over the next couple years

  • KingBenjamin

    I won’t believe this until Nash actually says it himself, but if he does in fact retire after this season, than he’s got nothing to hang his head about despite not winning a title, he gave his all to the game playing 18 years in the L and being able to make it to play at the age of 40 is remarkable, not a lot of players can say they did, despite his expectations of coming to the Lakers and winning a chip not working out, he’ll still go down as one of the greatest PG’s of all-time, hands down.

  • nbk troll

    Lakers have 30+ milli in the off-season! Lebron + Melo + Kobe + Wiggins = 2015 Champs

  • uqk

    go to spurs… pop need an assistant

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Did u pick this name?

  • Nathan Shane Long

    It’s a shame Nash never got to play for the Raptors

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