Steve Nash: ‘It’s The Hardest Thing I Ever Had To Deal With’

Steve Nash: ‘It’s The Hardest Thing I Ever Had To Deal With’


Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash hasn’t been on the floor for the Los Angeles Lakers since Nov. 10, playing a total of only six games this season. Although many believed Nash would simply retire after suffering root irritation in his back, the 39-year-old has been reluctant to call it a career.

After being diagnosed with the root irritation more than two months ago, Nash appears to be finally nearing his return. Nash could be back as early as next Tuesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

With Nash participating in Lakers practice on Thursday, the veteran point guard answered questions from the media about his injury problems over the last two seasons. According to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters, it’s been an extremely hard process for Nash:

With Nash missing the majority of last season and only playing six games thus far this season, it comes as no surprise that this has been a trying time for the veteran.

Once acquired by the Lakers before last season, Nash was thought to be the answer the Lakers were looking for to cure the problems at the point guard position. Unfortunately, Nash went down in only his second game as a Laker as a result of a collision with Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers.

Hopefully, after more than two months rehab on his injured back, Nash can come back and make an impact while either in the starting lineup or coming off the bench for the Lakers.

With Kendall Marshall playing so well since becoming the starter following Kobe Bryant’s knee injury, Nash might be forced to come off the bench. It remains to be seen if head coach Mike D’Antoni will make another change to the starting lineup or simply stay with Marshall as the starter.
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  • Daryl Peek

    OH? Half of LN just threw up in they mouf

    • richard

      That;s Blade Divac vs. Drazen Petrovic….

    • hookedonnews

      That like was for the picture not the comment. I don’t know about you, but I’m glad to see Nash back on the court. He looks a little like a short Ryan Kelly with that beard. What exactly do you think is making people throw up?

      • Daryl Peek


        Most Lakers fans want Nash gone so bad they puke at the thought of his return. I’m not one of them but If he can’t get right this season it is time to move on…

  • Jim213


  • another pissed off Lakers fan

    Steve, the hardest thing I’ve ever had to endure in my career as a Lakers fan is seeing your washed up ass in the purple and gold. RETIRE!!!!

    • hookedonnews

      There’s a difference between injured and washed up. You need to learn to show some respect. Comments like yours give Lakers fans a bad name.

  • Lil Twista

    Steve Nash beard.

  • Sylvia Ross

    You were the man back in the day. Please, have mercy on us and just retire. Loved you when you were in your hay day.

    • Chrmngblly

      I wish the Lakers would make a reassuring move as soon as possible and promote Nash to coach if he is feeling up to even that. Nash and Kobe should just heal. There is nothing left for him and Kobe to come back for. Besides, Kendall Marshall is doing fine. Leave him alone and develop him.

    • hookedonnews

      Maybe you want to see Nash sail off into the sunset, but not everyone agrees. If he’s able to stay healthy I want to see him back on the court. Having one true PG on the team is not going to get you very far. He was playing great back in 2012. That’s not exactly ancient history. He at least deserves a chance to see if he can stay healthy.

  • hookedonnews

    Nash should start. He’s not going to play major minutes anyway, at least in the beginning. Starting Kendall Marshall over him is not something that should be done. Marshall will get his minutes, but you don’t start him over Nash. There’s a matter of respect. That’s the reason Gasol was starting all that time when he was playing lousy, and the reason Kobe was starting when he returned from the Achilles.