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Nash reveals balky ankle


07:16 AM ET 10.11 | Steve Nash didn't want to take any chances in Las Vegas. [Nash] left the Lakers' exhibition game against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night in the first quarter after failing to get his left ankle loose. He can only hope it's not a season-long issue. The veteran point guard disclosed after the Lakers' 104-86 defeat at MGM Grand Garden Arena that his ankle has bothered him since about a week before the start of training camp. "Tonight was just one of those nights that for whatever reason it just wasn't moving freely and I couldn't get it to loosen up and it started to get worse," said Nash. ... "I don't want any setbacks so we called it, and I'll just try to make sure I can get it right for the subsequent days before our next exhibition game."

Los Angeles Times

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October 11, 2013  07:32 AM ET

The Edmund Fitzgerald is sinking in Laker land

October 11, 2013  07:55 AM ET

"Nash reveals balky ankle"...

Did he pull his socks down or something?

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October 11, 2013  08:48 AM ET

40 year olds will often have balky ankles, especially after so many years of NBA basketball. The Lakers are a lottery team.


we are over 2 weeks out from the season even starting and Nash is already hurt.

what are the chances this guy is a meaningful contributor during an 82 game season? LOL...simply not going to happen.

I had the Lakers in the playoffs up untila week or two ago- but looking at their roster gain it is simply just not going to happen.

their SF position is probably the worst in the NBa- their center position is not far behind- and their 3 best players are all old and injury prone.

The best thing they could do is bottom out- which might happen by accident- but they will regret winning 35 games instead of 25 games when the draft rolls around if thats the route they want to take.

that is the difference between landing a possible Randle or Parker or Smart---- to landing a guy like this years Otto Porter or Alex Len. a HUUUUUUUUUGE difference...

if they want to sacrifice that for the thrill of winning an extra 10 games in a throwaway season- then that will just prove how poor of a long term vision wittle Jimmy Buss has for this franchise.

October 11, 2013  09:07 AM ET

40 year olds will often have balky ankles.......

Yep......and despite what Nash (or anyone else) may'll likely bother him all season.....and all next season.....and all the season after that.....until whatever point he's no longer in the league.

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October 11, 2013  09:32 AM ET

This is not good. At least they can look at some of the young guys and give them some PT.Looks like Phoenix knew exactly when to let Amare and Nash go.

Give it up Nash.. when it's time to go, you go!

October 11, 2013  09:36 AM ET

It'll be fine once he goes home and watches the Lakers on TNT. The only problem is the ankle is 40 years old.

October 11, 2013  09:42 AM ET

It's Over, Bro.

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October 11, 2013  11:07 AM ET

Steve Nash with bum ankles already.

Pau Gasol wants a max contract.

Mike D'Antoni is still the coach.

Kobe Bryant with a broken Achilles tendon.

It's lovely in Lakerland!

* tries to keep a straight face *

Dwight Howard: still no rings.

Orlando: still no championships.

Magic superstar: non-existent.

Lakers fans caring about other teams: Never going to happen.

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October 11, 2013  11:19 AM ET

Kobe should simply take the season off, and make a last hurrah coming back strong next season. I would hate to see Kobe hobbling and trying his best just to get a 7-8 seed, which is really meaningless. He has no help. Nash will surely retire after this, and Pau's contract expires. Kobe can sign a new reasonable deal, and actually get some help.

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October 11, 2013  11:26 AM ET

Whoops. It's angry in Lakerland?

Not angry. Just pounding my chest. = ]

October 11, 2013  12:26 PM ET

Nash is damaged goods. Lakers should use the CA lemon law on him. smh

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October 11, 2013  01:10 PM ET

Wait do you mean Nash, pau or Kobe?

Snarky, jgb, very snarky. Can we assume the Laker's bandwagon will pass you by and needn't slow down for a boarding?


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