Should Steve Nash Return To The NBA?

Steve Nash should have second thoughts about returning.

Steve Nash should give it another go.

Steve Nash has had a legendary career, this we all know. He is currently 4th in all time assists right under Mark Jackson, Jason Kidd, and John Stockton. If you ask me, that’s great company to be in. That being said Steve Nash has played in only 10 games in the 2013-2014 season, before the Lakers shut him down for the rest of the season due to his nerve root irritation in his back. He just can’t seem to stay on the court, and that is unfortunate for a future Hall of Famer. This could be due to age and the wear and tear an NBA season actually has on you. People forget how many years Steve Nash has actually been in the league. He was drafted with Kobe Bryant in the 1996 draft! This would make this his 18th season in the NBA. After just turning 40 and having all these injuries, should the two time MVP final call it a career?

Call me crazy, but I don’t think it’s time to call it quits yet . You have to commend the heart that Steve Nash has because through all the criticism he has received during this time, being called money hungry and destroying L.A’s chances of signing a quality player, he continues to stay in game shape. Instead of sitting back and collecting checks from the Lakers, which he can absolutely do at this stage in his career, he wants to earn his checks. This can’t be said for a ton of players in the NBA, so this is certainly admirable. That being said, I am a realist at the same time. It will take something special for Nash to return back on the court even being semi healthy, but can you imagine what a story that can create? How someone can rise above all this scrutiny and return at some capacity at this age? We as NBA fans shouldn’t turn our backs on Nash’s 18 year career on the account of one and a half seasons. Not yet, lets see how he performs next to a healthy Kobe Bryant and hopefully revamped Laker roster for us to pass an official judgement. At least he still has faith in himself as seen in his “Finish Line” episodes below.

See part 2 and 3 of this video series Here.