Sorry, Lakers fans, there’s more bad news for your team. Former league MVP Steve Nash won’t be joining the team on the court just yet after suffering another injury.
According to NBA, Nash injured – or re-injured depending on your perspective – his back while his carrying bags. New coach and three-point adversary Byron Scott said the 80-year-old suffered “a little bit of a setback” after he “heard a twinge.” While it’s suspected Nash simply had a back spasm, there’s no clear indication of when he’ll be back in action.
Nash has only played 65 games in his two seasons with the club. Nash drew the ire of fans last season by admitting that he was playing out his contract just for the money. They also didn’t like the whole being paid $7 million while only suiting up for a lowly 15 games during the 2013-2014.
There’s good news for Laker fans as Nash’s deal is expiring. It’s just too bad the rest of the roster still exists and several of the key components are either injured or recovering from injuries. Jeremy Lin sprained an ankle earlier in the week but is still expected to play and practice. Kobe Bryant’s shaking off the rust after missing last season and shooting guard Nick Young is on the mend.
But all hope isn’t lost as here’s the team’s recent acquisition, starting power forward Carlos Joe Budden Boozer, doing his best Russell Westbrook impression and proving he’s settling into the L.A. life just fine. The post-Dwight Howard version of the Lakers is looking fantaaaastic.