NBA -- Quite possibly, a merry Lakers Christmas
By Joan Secuya-Medida
Sat, 22 Dec 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- To say that the Los Angeles Lakers have had a challenging season would be a gross understatement. The purple-and-gold franchise has been plagued by injuries and uneven play that led to multiple, embarassing losing streaks.
Despite all those heartaches, though, Lakers fans might still have a very merry Christmas.
And that's because the long injured Steve Nash could return to the line-up when the L.A. Lakers host the New York Knicks in a nationally-televised Christmas Day skirmish at the Staples Center. "Christmas Day, better chance," Nash told ESPN.com.
Since fracturing his left fibula in a game against the Portland TrailBlazers last October 31, Nash has missed 24 consecutive games and the 12-14 Lakers have not only struggled in his absence, they are dangerously drifting from a potential playoffs spot.
"This is two days of basketball in seven weeks," said Nash, who practiced with the Lakers at their El Segundo, California facility for the second straight day on Friday. "It's not a home run that I just go back there in an NBA game. Surprisingly, I felt better than I thought, But there's still some obvious growing pains to go through."
The 38-year old Nash, a 17-year NBA veteran, migrated to the Lakers for less money in the offseason to pursue his first-ever championship ring. A former two-time NBA MVP, Nash provides more boost to an already star-studded lineup bannered by Kobe Bryant and newcomer Dwight Howard, who was acquired via trade from the Orlando Magic. (Joan Secuya-Medida)
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