Jan. 30, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (left), forward Pau Gasol (center) and guard Steve Nash against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Nash: No Howard Makes Lakers Offense More Fluid


Steve Nash wanted Dwight Howard to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers so badly that he promised to build him a statue outside of the Staples Center. But since Dwight Howard has signed with the Houston Rockets, Steve Nash has been changing his tune on the big man.

He said that Howard never wanted to be in LA. Nash said that he doesn’t think Dwight will fit in the Rockets offense. Now Steve Nash is saying that the Lakers are better with out the player they offered over a $100 million to.

“I think [Gasol] gives a little more fluidity. The ball can move more,” Nash said Sunday at his Steve Nash Foundation Showdown/soccer match, via the Los Angeles Times. “We can use him as a facilitator. He’s such a versatile player that it’s going to be a lot of fun to have him making plays and scoring inside.”

While at the surface it seems like Steve Nash is just acting like a scorner ex who is upset that they were rejected, Nash tried to clarify that. You know, with a nice little jab at the end.

“He chose to go somewhere else, I wish him the best,” Nash said of Howard. “If he doesn’t want to be here, we don’t want someone who is unhappy.”

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