Steve Nash Says He Will Definitely Play on Christmas

by December 21, 2012

Despite published reports that Steve Nash could suit up tomorrow after having missed the past 24 games due to a fracture in his left leg, he doubts that he will be ready to face the Golden State Warriors. It’s more likely that Nash will play on Christmas Day against the New York Knicks; in fact, the Los Angeles Lakers point guard seems certain that he will play on December 25. Per the LA Daily News: “After going through two full contact practices for the first time since fracturing his left leg nearly two months ago, Lakers guard Steve Nash reported ‘lots of pain, but it has progressed.’ But will it be enough for Nash to suit up when the Lakers play Saturday at Golden State? ‘There’s probably a low chance tomorrow,’ Nash said following practice here at the Lakers’ facility. ‘But I’m definitely playing on Christmas for sure.’ Nash is referring to when the Lakers play Tuesday against the New York Knicks. […] ‘It gives us excitement,’ D’Antoni said. ‘We know we’ll have some problems. We always do. But to have a two-time MVP running your thing? Nothing against the other guys, but he’s unbelievable and he knows what he’s been running forever. This is what we’ve brought him for, hopefully he has a chance to do it.’ D’Antoni gushed about Nash, saying he looked similar to when he played in Phoenix. D’Antoni also sounded in a good enough mood to point out that ‘his haircut is better too.'”