Feb 7, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Lakers defeated the Sixers 112-98. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Steve Nash says he’s not retiring, wants to play next season


There has been much made about the future of Steve Nash in the NBA, as he’s been injured virtually all season long and hasn’t been able to contribute to the Lakers the way it was foreseen a few years ago. Nash may not be with the Lakers next season — something he’s openly acknowledged — but that doesn’t mean the Canadian is going to pack it up and head back home.

Well, he technically could as the Toronto Raptors might be a possibility for a guy unable to foresee his own retirement. Nash stated this week that he has no plans to retire just this yet, and wants to play in the 2014-15 season.

Per Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times:

There was a gust of certainty Monday, a rarity in one of the most uneasy seasons in Lakers history.

Steve Nash clearly wants to return next season.

“I want to come back for sure,” he said Monday.

This is a tall order, as Nash is clearly a shell of his former self and hasn’t been able to find a reduced role he can fit into. He’s like Brett Favre, as he’s refusing to quit even when his body is begging him to. Still, Nash is one of the most well liked NBA players ever, and seeing him stick around is something selfish we all want.

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