Steve Nash is finding other ways than basketball to fill up his schedule now that the Los Angeles Lakers are out of the NBA Playoffs. The 39-year-old isn’t getting any younger, and told the Vancouver Sun that when his current contract expires, that will probably be it for the two-time NBA MVP.
The first season with the Lakers has not been kind to Nash. In only his second game, the point guard broke a bone in his leg, which sidelined him for 24 games. While he was relatively healthy after that, his body once again fell apart towards the final stretch of the season and he could only play through injections for pain relief.
2014-15 is the last year of Nash’s contract, and currently the only guaranteed contract the Lakers have for that year.
“There’s a chance that that (41) could be it. A big chance,” Nash said. “But you never know how it goes, or how I’ll feel. Anything can happen between now and then.”
Considering how much Nash struggled to stay healthy this year, it’s hard seeing him signing another contract in the NBA. It’s certainly impossible to predict what will happen at this point, but Nash has truly been fortunate enough to be around for as long as he has.
After Nash was traded by the Dallas Mavericks to the Phoenix Suns, he really blossomed into one of the best ball distributors the game as ever seen. Following the trade, Nash played eight seasons for the Suns and averaged a double-double in all but one.
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