Steve Nash retired from the NBA this week, but the former Los Angeles Lakers point guard has revealed he is open to helping the organisation in free agency.
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Nash announced his retirement on Saturday and held a press conference on Tuesday to bid the Lakers and the NBA farewell as he called time on an impressive career.
As well as making an impact in terms of statistics, the 41-year-old had a significant influence on the game itself and has been credited with revolutionising the point guard position.
However, he wasn’t able to perform for the Lakers due to constant injury setbacks, but he has vowed to help them in any way he can moving forward if they want him to.
“Who knows what the future holds, but I’d love to see the franchise come back in full form,” Nash said at his press conference, as reported by LA Daily News.
“I’m definitely open to helping out.”
The Lakers traded away four draft picks in order to get Nash, but although he did everything possible to get back on the court, he wasn’t able to hold off father time and get back to consistent minutes if any at all.
As a result, he finally conceded that it was time to walk away, but at his press conference he insisted that he was forever grateful for the support that the Lakers offered him during his time in LA.
It appears as though he wants to repay that by playing a part in bringing a superstar to the Staples Center and that could go a long way in winning over the fans that were left frustrated by his long absences.