Home
Lakers News: Steve Nash Will Play Christmas Day Reviewed by Momizat on . It's been settled. Lakers fans and Lakers critics will get their first glimpse at what Mike D'Antoni's new offense will produce with Steve Nash running the floo It's been settled. Lakers fans and Lakers critics will get their first glimpse at what Mike D'Antoni's new offense will produce with Steve Nash running the floo Rating:
You Are Here: Home » News » Lakers News: Steve Nash Will Play Christmas Day

Lakers News: Steve Nash Will Play Christmas Day

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

It’s been settled. Lakers fans and Lakers critics will get their first glimpse at what Mike D’Antoni’s new offense will produce with Steve Nash running the floor. The Lakers will have Steve Nash back as their starting point guard against the New York Knicks on Christmas Day, according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that Nash won’t make his return debut on Saturday vs. Golden State. His status will depend on how his body reacts to the the past couple days of practice, but according to L.A. Times’ Mike Bresnahan, it is less likely.

One thing is for certain, Mike D’Antoni can feel a little less anxious for the motor of his offense to return. It’s been no secret that D’Antoni has been relying on Steve Nash to put his offense together, as the Lakers are still two games under the .500 mark at 12-14. Sidelined since October 31st, Nash has actually yet to play a single game under Mike D’Antoni’s offense with the Lakers.

Nash made mention of his need to get back in basketball shape physically and mentally at practice yesterday, but his teammates have certainly voiced their confidence in Nash’s abilities. Yesterday, Dwight Howard even commented that it looked like Nash hadn’t missed a beat. At practice today, Mike Trudell tweeted that Kobe had similar things to say about Nash’s progress.

This will be Nash’s first Christmas Day game alongside teammate Kobe Bryant, who will be playing his 15th game on December 25th. The first Christmas Day game of Kobe’s career was a game against Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns in 1996. Nash has technically played against Kobe Bryant twice before (2007 and 1996), and lost both games on Christmas Day. In 2007, Kobe scored 38 points against Nash’s Phoenix squad. Now, with Nash alongside him, there’s no telling what the duo can accomplish.

————————————————————————————————————————————

VIDEO: Check out Kobe Bryant’s dunk over Steve Nash!

httpvhd://youtu.be/d6yXqsIdBmM

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

About The Author

Serena Winters is the Lead Reporter for Lakers Nation. Besides out-eating the rest of the staff, she's most known for carrying snacks with her to all media events. Make sure to follow Serena on Twitter at @SerenaWinters

Number of Entries : 657
  • Luk Haliti

    finally some good news :)

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