Continuing the string of bad luck Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash has had since leaving the Suns back in 2012. It was announced today via Lakers.com that the former two-MVP will miss the entire 2014-2015 season to rest and rehab after he met with team doctors.
“Being on the court this season has been my top priority and it is disappointing to not be able to do that right now,” said Nash. “I work very hard to stay healthy and unfortunately my recent setback makes performing at full capacity difficult. I will continue to support my team during this period of rest, and will focus on my long-term health.”
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak had this to say about Nash’s latest setback.
“As disappointed as we are for ourselves and our fans, we’re even more disappointed for Steve,” said Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. “We know how hard he’s worked the last two years to try to get his body right for the rigors of the NBA, and how badly he wants to play, but unfortunately he simply hasn’t been able to get there up to this point in time. Steve has been a consummate professional, and we greatly appreciate his efforts.”
40-year old Nash is in the last year of his contract with the Lakers and it’s anybody’s guess if they will bring him back or if he’ll ever come back to play in the NBA. Let hope he does.