• Lakers' Nash (leg) exits game against Bulls

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Feb 14, 2014
    How much longer will Nash spend playing in the NBA? The 18-year veteran is set to make $9.7 million in his final year of his contract with the Lakers next season. Steve Nash will play against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday after exiting the Los Angeles Lakers' 92-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls early on Sunday with nerve irritation in his left leg and tightness in his back. "It's OK," Nash said. Steve Nash exited the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Chicago Bulls Sunday and did not return because of nerve irritation in his left leg. On Sunday, Lawrence made a point to discuss the future of Los Angeles Lakers point man Steve Nash, who has missed 78 regular and postseason games over the last two years with various leg and nerve injuries: It was Nash's 10th game of the season, an important milestone because it ruled out the option of a medical retirement and having his entire $9.7 million salary for 2014-15 come off the Lakers' books. "It's a little irritated, the nerve, but I'm hoping I can be better tomorrow and can play," said Nash, who is averaging 11.3 points and 5.3 assists in 24.7 minutes over three games since returning from nerve root irritation in his back and hamstrings that sidelined him for nearly three months. "Some players would sulk and kind of get depressed and say, 'Well, I'm 38 years old or whatever it is and maybe it wasn't meant to be.' but this guy has worked harder than anybody to get back and I just feel terrible for him, I really do.
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