|Mar. 21 11:18 AM PT12:18 PM MT1:18 PM CT2:18 PM ET18:18 GMT2:18 11:18 AM MST1:18 PM EST22:18 UAE19:1814:18 ET12:18 PM CT17:18 - Nash has announced his retirement after a 19-year NBA career that included two MVP awards.
Analysis: The 41-year-old Canadian made the announcement Saturday in a letter on The Players' Tribune, a website where he is a senior producer. Nash played in just 65 games over the last three seasons with the Lakers due to injuries. A persistent back problem prevented him from playing at all this season. His announcement was a long-expected formality. He won MVP awards in 2005 and 2006 with Phoenix.
|Nov. 8 6:03 PM PT7:03 PM MT8:03 PM CT9:03 PM ET2:03 GMT10:03 7:03 PM MST9:03 PM EST6:03 UAE (+1)03:0321:03 ET8:03 PM CT0:03 - Nash has responded to criticism from Los Angeles Lakers fans over a recent Instagram video showing the injured guard swinging a golf club.
Analysis: The 40-year-old former NBA MVP has been declared out for the season with back problems, and he realizes Lakers fans were confused by his golf video, which has been deleted. The Canadian star wrote an open letter on Facebook addressing the criticism Friday night.
|Oct. 23 5:25 PM PT6:25 PM MT7:25 PM CT8:25 PM ET0:25 GMT8:25 5:25 PM MST7:25 PM EST4:25 UAE (+1)02:2520:25 ET7:25 PM CT22:25 - Nash has been ruled out for the season with a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP's career in doubt.
Analysis: The Lakers and Nash announced their joint decision Thursday, less than a week before the start of what would have been the 40-year-old Nash's 19th NBA season. He played in just 15 games last year with nerve root irritation, but hoped for a comeback season after several months of rehabilitation.
|Oct. 15 5:35 PM PT6:35 PM MT7:35 PM CT8:35 PM ET0:35 GMT8:35 5:35 PM MST7:35 PM EST4:35 UAE (+1)02:3520:35 ET7:35 PM CT23:35 - Nash has missed his third straight practice after injuring his back while carrying bags.
Analysis: Coach Byron Scott said Nash had "a little bit of a setback" earlier Wednesday while carrying bags. Scott says Nash "heard a twinge" in his back, and the coach suspected it was a back spasm. The Lakers don't know how long the two-time NBA MVP will be out of action.
|Oct. 9 10:39 AM PT11:39 AM MT12:39 PM CT1:39 PM ET17:39 GMT1:39 10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST21:39 UAE19:3913:39 ET12:39 PM CT16:39 - Nash appears set to play in the season opener against the Rockets.
Analysis: Nash feels revitalized from the long offseason after nerve problems in his back and left leg limited him to 15 games last season. The 40-year-old will have his minutes limited big-time.