Steve Nash’s back injury taking a turn for the worst


Could we be reaching the end of the Steve Nash era? The 40-year old played for just 13 minutes in the Lakers loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. Nash is experiencing nerve pain in his back and hamstring.

“I hesitate to even talk about it now because it’s probably not a good time, I’m feeling a little emotional, but it’s hard,” Nash said. “I really want to play and I really want to play the way I’m accustomed to playing, and to be so limited is frustrating. And also to not know where a clean-ish bill of health is is a little daunting too.”

Mike D’Antoni said he’d seen enough when asked why he pulled him from the game.

“I’m concerned,” Mike D’Antoni said. “He was struggling physically tonight, you could just see it on his face and that’s why I took him out.”

Nash is expected to see a back specialist today (Monday.)