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  1. Mike D’Antoni implies Steve Nash’s career is over

    Apr 9, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

    Mike D'Antoni, Steve Nash

    Nash admits he’s likely out for rest of season

  2. Tuesday NBA grades: Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash cement legend status

    Apr 9, 2014, 3:26 AM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki, Jeremy Evans

    Dirk Nowitzki is now 10th on the NBA’s all time scoring list, Steve Nash is third on the all time assists list. Not bad. Not bad at all.

  3. Steve Nash believes chance to move up on all-time assists list influenced D’Antoni’s decision to play him vs. Rockets

    Apr 9, 2014, 12:31 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Steve Nash would be fine not playing the rest of the season, but he can move up in the record books with just five more assists.

  4. Dirk Nowitzki on Steve Nash’s documentary series: ‘It’s actually a little depressing’

    Apr 8, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Practice

    Dirk Nowitzki is depressed by the documentary chronicling the end of Steve Nash’s career.

  5. Steve Nash will play Friday vs. Dallas, says it’s likely his last game of season

    Apr 4, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Nash’s nerve root issue is still bothering him, so after playing his old Dallas team he will shut it down for the season.

  6. Report: Lakers plan to bring Nash, Marshall back; D’Antoni decision comes after season

    Mar 31, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Rather than spread his salary out over years, the Lakers are going to bring Steve Nash back, as well as Kendall Marshall. Mike D’Antoni… I wouldn’t bet on that one.

  7. Report: Steve Nash to return to Lakers lineup Friday vs. Wizards

    Mar 20, 2014, 11:26 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Steve Nash has played just 10 games for the Lakers this season as the nerve root issue that bothered him last season has limited him A couple weeks ago Mike D’Antoni said he didn’t expect Nash to be back this season. He was wrong. At least according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo…

  8. Jeanie Buss says she ‘still doesn’t understand’ why Dwight Howard left the Lakers

    Mar 20, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

    Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss says she still doesn’t understand why Dwight Howard left the Lakers in free agency. Really? Because everyone else does.

  9. Steve Nash might play again this season. Wait, what?

    Mar 20, 2014, 11:41 AM EDT

    NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets

    Mike D’Antoni reverses course on Nash’s prognosis.

  10. Lakers lose Jordan Farmar for two weeks with groin injury. Ugh.

    Mar 18, 2014, 5:38 PM EDT

    jordan farmar

    Okay basketball gods, you have exacted your pound of flesh from the Lakers this season. They already are eliminated from the playoffs, they have lost more man games to injury than any other team. They have been embarrassed. You can back off now. Except they are not. Jordan Farmar will be out for at least…

  11. Steve Nash responds to backlash on day team officially says he is done for season (VIDEO)

    Mar 13, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Steve Nash is honest — yes, he wanted that last year and $9 million. Nash also says the obvious — every one of the people commenting on this site or calling talk shows saying he should not have played 10 games this season (too many to get a medial retirement), that Nash should have walked…

  12. It’s official: Lakers rule out Kobe Bryant for remainder of NBA season

    Mar 12, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Atlanta Hawks

    We told you this was coming on Tuesday night, but now the Lakers have made it official: Kobe Bryant is out for the remainder of this NBA season. “Obviously this has been a frustrating and disappointing season, but I appreciate all the support I’ve received from the Lakers and the fans, and look forward to…

  13. After Lakers’ 48-point loss, Laker GM Kupchak, owner Buss met with coach D’Antoni

    Mar 8, 2014, 2:54 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trail Blazers

    The Lakers have lost a lot of games this season (42 to be exact), but the historic 48-point blowout loss to the Clippers Thursday night on national television hit the fan base hard. Many of these fans rooting for them to lose and get a better draft pick were embarrassed at the lack of defensive…

  14. Report: Lakers will wait for 2015 free agents like Kevin Love unless they can get LeBron (Sorry, Melo)

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

    Kevin Love, Jordan Hill, Wesley Johnson

    The Lakers are poised to make a big free agent splash this summer or the next, and Steve Nash is the lynchpin to the decision. If the Lakers want to go big this offseason, they’ll use the stretch provision on Nash, spreading the amount they owe him across the cap the next three years. But…

  15. The Extra Pass: Talking “Showtime” Lakers with author Jeff Pearlman

    Mar 5, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Pat Riley and Magic Johnson Game Portrait

    Honestly, most sports books blow. I can’t read them. Jeff Pearlman’s books — “Sweetness,” “The Bad Guys Won!” and “Boys Will Be Boys” — are the exception. The former Sports Illustrated columnist (remember he wrote the legendary John Rocker story for the magazine) combines tireless research and great storytelling. It’s just great writing. His latest…

  16. Jermaine O’Neal treating this season like it’s his last

    Mar 4, 2014, 10:27 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    Jermaine O’Neal has spent three careers in the NBA. He entered the league as its youngest player – undercutting Kobe Bryant by a few months – and spent four seasons in Portland buried on the bench. Then, he went to Indiana and made six straight All-Star games, even finishing third in 2004 MVP voting. Afterward,…

  17. Steve Nash maintains desire to return next season

    Mar 4, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Steve Nash, Mike D'Antoni, Gary Vitti, Steve Blake

    Steve Nash’s season is over. At least, Mike D’Antoni thinks so. Nash hasn’t played in three weeks, and he’s played just 10 games all season. He’s also 40, the NBA’s oldest player. When you get that age, serious injuries aren’t viewed as potentially season-ending. They’re all viewed as potentially career-ending. Nash isn’t ready to retire,…

  18. Mike D’Antoni doubts Nash returns this season, has he played his last game?

    Mar 3, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    In the most recent documentary video (via Grantland) about Steve Nash’s attempt to return to the NBA following a nerve root issue, you can see he is shaken when he learns of the “stretch provision” of the new CBA. He was afraid if he didn’t return this season the Lakers would use this provision —…

  19. Steve Nash talks about stretch provision motivating his recovery (VIDEO)

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    You don’t get to be an NBA player, a professional athlete at an elite level, without some ego. Steve Nash has one. Certainly not one that is out of control, but he knows his NBA career is winding down and he wants to leave the game on his terms. He wants to contribute. In this…

  20. Report: NBA general manager concerned Dante Exum will force his way to Lakers

    Feb 27, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

    NBL Rd 18 - Melbourne v Adelaide

    A draft prospect who grew up overseas really wanted to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. But a team drafting before the Lakers also wanted the player. So, the player threated to sign with a foreign team if he couldn’t go to the Lakers. Safe to say, the Nets wish they had called Kobe Bryant’s…

  21. Pau Gasol questions Lakers discipline after loss to Pacers

    Feb 26, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    It’s obviously been a bit of a rough season for the Lakers, and especially so for Pau Gasol. Gasol was once again embroiled in what have been seemingly annual trade talks, only to see him remain with the team now that the deadline has passed. He’s been injured off and on, though not to the…

  22. Mitch Kupchak on prospect of Steve Nash retiring after this season: ‘It’s his decision’

    Feb 22, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Lakers Steve Nash smiles as he plays in the Lakers season opening game against  Dallas

    Steve Nash hasn’t lost the deep competitive fire he feels for the game of basketball, but his body has begun to betray him to the point that the ability to extend his career beyond this season has become a legitimate concern. Nash has said that his recent string of injuries and the constant rehabilitation they…

  23. Mitch Kupchak says Lakers don’t do salary dumps

    Feb 21, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Pau Gasol is still a Los Angeles Laker. He and his $19.3 million salary. He could have been moved at the trade deadline but the Lakers wanted assets back for the Spanish star. For example, talks with the Phoenix Suns fell apart when the Lakers wanted one of the top two of the four first…

  24. Baron Davis spoofs Steve Nash comeback video

    Feb 18, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

    Jordan Brand Melo M9 Shoe Launch

    For this video to really make the most sense, you need to watch the fantastic video charting Steve Nash‘s return to the court and his efforts. After that… well done Baron Davis. Well done. Hat tip to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News for posting this.

  25. Lakers GM says no regrets about Nash. What else is he going to say?

    Feb 14, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    When Steve Nash played in his 10th game of the season this week — which took the medical retirement off the table, his $9.5 million will be paid by the Lakers one way or another now — there were a number of Lakers fans upset with that. They thought Nash was selfish for not putting…

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