Home
Lakers News: Steve Nash Impressed By Kobe Bryant’s Play, Mentality Reviewed by Momizat on . Once Kobe Bryant finally calls it a career, the superstar guard will go down as one of the greatest players in NBA history. Even if Kobe decided to retire tomor Once Kobe Bryant finally calls it a career, the superstar guard will go down as one of the greatest players in NBA history. Even if Kobe decided to retire tomor Rating:
You Are Here: Home » News » Lakers News: Steve Nash Impressed By Kobe Bryant’s Play, Mentality

Lakers News: Steve Nash Impressed By Kobe Bryant’s Play, Mentality

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

Once Kobe Bryant finally calls it a career, the superstar guard will go down as one of the greatest players in NBA history. Even if Kobe decided to retire tomorrow for whatever reason, the five-time NBA champion would be considered one of the best players to have ever played the game and in the conversation for the greatest of all-time.

After the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Steve Nash and Dwight Howard over the summer, no one was more pleased than Bryant with the team pulling out all the stops to surround him with the talent needed to make a run at one or two more titles before retirement.

Unfortunately, the new-look Lakers assembled during the off-season haven’t exactly panned out as anticipated with chemistry becoming an issue and the season a disaster up to this point as a result.

—- Show off your team pride with your own Lakers Nation t-shirt! —-

With four players that have played the majority of their careers as the number one option on their teams in the past, there was bound to be chemistry issues and egos that were going to get in the way of the Lakers’ success right out of the gate. No one anticipated the Lakers taking this long to come together and put their egos aside, but that is the situation the team is facing and things might finally be starting to turn around with Kobe leading the charge in a way that comes as a surprise to many.

In the last two games, Kobe has dished out 28 assists and has been the vital piece to the puzzle in the team’s recent success. Kobe’s willingness to play as facilitator may have been what this team has been missing and Nash couldn’t be happier or more impressed by his teammate’s transformation according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin via Twitter:

Although this season has been arguably the toughest of his career, Nash has been optimistic throughout the process of playing on a different team with multiple superstars after spending eight seasons with the Phoenix Suns and having won two NBA MVP awards in the process.

Nash has only played in 19 games for the Lakers thus far after missing 25 games due to a leg fracture suffered in the second game of the season. Nash’s numbers aren’t as impressive as they were in years past with the Suns, but the veteran point guard is starting to come around averaging 11.2 points and 8.3 assists per game.

With Kobe taking a different approach to the game, Nash has been relieved of a lot of pressure running the point guard position with Kobe’s impressive all-around performances sparking the team on both ends of the floor. If the trend continues, Nash will continue to come around with his numbers almost certainly set to improve.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

About The Author

Lead Writer

Ryan is the Lead Writer at Lakers Nation - Lakers Beat Writer for Examiner / AXS - Born In UK - Proud England / Liverpool / Raiders Supporter - Follow Ryan on Twitter: @Lakers_Examiner

Number of Entries : 1590
  • hookedonnews

    The only reason Nash’s numbers aren’t better is because of Kobe’s insistence on shooting 30+ shots a game and taking the offense out of rhythm before his transformation in these last 2 games. It became clear that he couldn’t win by himself, so he has decided to involve his teammates. I just hope it lasts.

    • jjf

      Not true at all. Kobe has been doing the same thing for years and years and he won five rings, Be honest. KB is a Shooting guard and not a point guard. He is doing facilitator thing for teammates. Too bad; that one guy has to be willing to play multiple position because other player they are not doing their job. KB has to rebound more and defend and shoot and facilitate.KB 9 rebound and Howard 10 rebound; Excuse me is that the game we are waiting for?

  • KcS

    Nash so far has been a complete joke; an average PG at best. Whether Kobe shoots the ball or not, his numbers aren’t “star-caliber” material and his defense?…not even worth talking about. And not that Kobe is in facilitator mode, there is even less need for Nash…we might as well trade him for a bigger, more athletic and young PG.

    • hookedonnews

      I guess you believe that 17 points and 5 assists had no bearing on the game Sunday. If I recall correctly the Lakers needed those points and assists to win. As long as Kobe Bryant is playing you don’t need a PG because he is not going to allow anyone to take the ball out of his hands. Nash has not been the problem on this team. No one who knows anything about basketball believes that Steve Nash is a joke. No one can run an offense that is required to revolve around one player who holds the ball and puts up 30 shots a night shooting 30%. If you think KB can win all by himself you haven’t been paying attention to what’s been going on this season. Nash had great numbers last season playing with inferior players. There’s no reason that he couldn’t be doing the same this season. He’s playing against the same players. The only difference is the players he’s playing with. You figure out where the problem is.

  • KCS is an asshole

    KCS is more than an average asshole

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | © 2014 Medium Large, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Medium Large, LLC - All data and information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Los Angeles Lakers, it's employees, or its’ affiliates. LakersNation.com is an independent fan site and not associated with or represent National Basketball Association or the Los Angeles Lakers. Furthermore, LakersNation.com makes no representations as to accuracy, suitability, or validity of any information on this website and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Scroll to top