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Father Time Still Undefeated

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Nash has surpassed 10,000 assists in his extraordinary career, but at age 40 it’s coming close to the end.

If you call yourself a NBA fan you cannot help but feel bad for Los Angeles Lakers guard, Steve Nash. Nash, a two-time most valuable player award winner, has been limited to just 10 games this year, and with the star turning 40 this past February, is it time to hang it up?

Steve Nash, one of the most liked players in the league, is averaging 7.6 points per game, which is second lowest in his career, only to his rookie season back in 1996-97. Nash has been plagued with back and foot injuries and is doubtful to return again this season. Last Monday, head coach Mike D’Antoni briefly considered Nash’s return, before stating, “I doubt it,” according to ESPN.

Even if Nash were to return before the end of the season he probably wouldn’t play. D’Antoni wants his younger guards like Jodie Meeks (14.7 points per game) to eat up most of the minutes remaining in the season. After all, at 21-41, this season is already a wash and playoffs are no longer possible. However, it is good for the younger guards to gain some experience.

Nash originally joined the Lakers in 2012 in hopes of winning his first championship, but those aspirations have seemed to wash up and father time is showing why he is undefeated. As Nash tries to gear up and rehab, for potentially one last comeback, he is filming it for the world to see. Catch “The Finish Line” on Grantland.com, as we see Nash struggle to get healthy while trying to come to terms that his hall of fame career could be over.

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