10/24/14 12:44 pm EST
Late yesterday we all learned that Steve Nash has officially been ruled out of the 2014-15 season for the Los Angeles Lakers because of the nerve damage that has led to years of back and leg pains. The announcement was a bit of a shock given that in late-September at the start of training camp, Nash had the following to say about his health, “A lot better. A lot different, even…I feel healthier mentally for sure.”
Still, Nash had seen limited minutes for the Lakers in this preseason and there were rumors swirling about continued health issues for #10. So there was some writing on the wall prior to the official announcement.
This setback has likely ended the playing career of a certain first ballot Hall of Famer and one of the most entertaining floor generals in modern NBA history. However, 76ers fans who truly love the game can take solace in the fact that in what was likely Nash’s final game played here in Philadelphia, that star point guard put on performance that could go down as the best outing of his final season in the League.
After the jump, highlights and a few facts about Nash’s last game here in Philly.