Rumors are that +Los Angeles Lakers member +Steve Nash will be out for the 2015 season of basketball. Nash is expected to be ruled out for the 2014-15 NBA season because of recurring nerve damage in his back.
Nash, 40, had said he expects this 19th NBA season to be his final one. But he has not announced his retirement. Nash has not stated an intention of playing for a team away from Los Angeles and his children, saying in March that he would be done if the Lakers used their stretch provision to cut him for salary-cap savings: “That would be it. I’ll either be back here or I’ll be done.”
He has continued to search for a way to shake the nerve issues—undertaking fanatical strengthening workouts at times and resting at others. Nash was selected an All-Star by the league’s coaches as recently as 2012—the only other All-Stars aged 38 or older are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Michael Jordan—prompting the Lakers to jump at the chance to land him that summer.