Steve Nash Retires: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Steve Nash Retires: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

In this April 1, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) drives around Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. The Lakers announced Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, that Nash has been ruled out for the upcoming season with a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP’s career in doubt. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
In this April 1, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) drives around Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

Joseph Zucker, BLEACHER REPORT

(BleacherReport.com)—Steve Nash has called it quits after an illustrious 18-year career in the NBA in which he made stops with the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers.

He broke the news via Twitter on Saturday with an article from ThePlayersTribune.com:

Nash reflected on his career in the article:

“The greatest gift has been to be completely immersed in my passion and striving for something I loved so much — visualizing a ladder, climbing up to my heroes. The obsession became my best friend. I talked to her, cherished her, fought with her and got knocked on my ass by her.

And that is what I’m most thankful for in my career. In my entire life, in some ways. Obviously, I value my kids and my family more than the game, but in some ways having this friend — this ever-present pursuit — has made me who I am, taught me and tested me, and given me a mission that feels irreplaceable. I am so thankful. I’ve learned so many invaluable lessons about myself and about life. And of course I still have so much to learn. Another incredible gift.”

 

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