Lakers Nation Wishes Point Guard Steve Nash A Happy 40th Birthday

Lakers Nation Wishes Point Guard Steve Nash A Happy 40th Birthday


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Point guard Steve Nash came to the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2012 as the team received one of the greatest point guards of the past decade. Today, Nash turns 40 years old.

Nash came over in exchange for four draft picks and was expected to stabilize a position that the Lakers lacked depth in; however, in the second game of the season, he went down with a fracture in his leg and missed significant time. The Santa Clara University product played in just 50 games for the Lakers last season, averaging 12.7 points and 6.7 assists per game. His assists per game was the lowest season total since the 1999-2000 season.

Even with the tough season, Nash came into the 2013-2014 season as the team’s starting point guard and was expected to flourish in head coach Mike D’Antoni’s offense, much like he did with the Phoenix Suns in the mid-2000s. Back then, Nash won consecutive MVP awards and led the Suns to the postseason.

This season, Nash has again dealt with injuries and has not been much of a factor for the Lakers. He just came back Tuesday night in Minnesota and will take things slow as he continues to recover from back issues. In seven games this season, he is averaging 6.7 points and 5.4 assists per game, but those numbers should pick up as his health improves. Nash hit a jumper just 47 seconds into his first game back and looked comfortable running the offense.

Nash has one more season left with the Lakers and if he can remain healthy, then he could become a productive player once again.
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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Oh crap happy 40th over the hill is 40 lol go get em tiger ha ha ha.

  • Nashty

    Suns fans want Steve Nash back more than they want any player in the NBA.Lakers can trade Steve Nash The Suns Legend back to them.Suns would do it since Nash is healthy now.Suns need to put asses in the seats and Steve Nash is the biggest superstar name in Suns history,Suns fans will flock to the arena to watch Nash on a playoffs team in Phoenix.

    Nash fits perfect in the Suns guard rotation he can be a starter with Dragic playing the 2 or he can be the backup point guard once Bledsoe gets back,Lakers would do this trade because they want top get out of this high salary Steve Nash is being paid and they want to get under the luxury tax this season.

    Well the Suns would also want other players in order to contend this season and also just to help the roster fill out much better and the Lakers want to dump as much salary as possible and this trade would help the Lakers save $4 million bucks this season and over $9 million bucks next season.Suns would also waive Kravtsov to make room for the extra player incoming player.This is a salary dump for the Lakers.Suns do it because 3 of those players are on expiring deals.Saves $$$$$$$$$$$$ for the Lakers!

    Lakers get Emeka Okafor big expiring contract,Ish Smith,D. Christmas

    Suns get Steve Nash,Jordan Hill,Steve Blake,Chris Kaman

  • Nashty

    Happy Birthday to my hero.

  • hookedonnews

    Happy Birthday Steve Nash. Glad to have you back on the court. I think there’s a little too much emphasis on his age. Injury not age has taken him out of the lineup for so many games since coming to LA. Hope he can stay out there and finish his career on a high note.

    • Paytc

      Yeah, I can agree age has nothing to do with ability. Just look at the record breaking season Payton Manning had at his age.
      But people love to kick you when your down. Hopefully Nash,Kobe,Gasol,Blake,Young,Farmar,Hill,Henry,and all the rest of the injured Lakers get back on top soon.

  • Gregory Choa

    40 is the new 30!

    • aamirfarooqmd

      Not for Nash, dude looks like 60, Canadians don’t age well