Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has been in the news quite a bit lately with the 39-year-old continuing to deal with multiple injury issues that has kept him sidelined for the majority of this season.
After the most recent setback for Nash, the veteran point guard was thought to be seriously considering walking away from the game. Apparently, those rumors of his retirement may have been premature with the eight-time All-Star saying the following on Friday via Bill Oram of the OC Register via Twitter:
Nash on whether he’s considered retirement: “No, not at all.”
— Bill Oram (@bill_oram) November 22, 2013
Nash is set to turn 40 in February and is really struggling to stay healthy, the writing is on the wall with his Hall-of-Fame-caliber career in the NBA quickly coming to an end. Despite his body giving him all the signals that it’s time to consider retiring, Nash is reluctant to do so and will continue to battle through these persistent injuries in order to get back on the floor.
Nash is expected to miss another 10 days, but it may be considerably longer than that if the setbacks continue. Along with Nash trying to bounce back from another setback, Kobe Bryant is still trying to work his way back into the starting lineup for the Lakers after finally returning to practice last week. Bryant has made progress in his rehab and attempt to return to the floor, but still may be a few weeks away as he tries to work himself back into game shape.
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