The end is nigh for Steve Nash in relation to his career as a basketball star in the NBA.
Though a painful admission, it’s one that may well prove to be true.
At 40-years-old, and currently the oldest player in the league, it’s no wonder people are tipping him to retire sooner rather than later. However it’s coach Mike D’Antoni’s most recent comments on the point-guard that may have hammered the final nail into his coffin.
Having been plagued by injury for the majority of this term, it now seems unlikely that Nash will play again for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. D'Antoni was the first to confirm that.
“I don't know what to tell you," D'Antoni said.
"What's the endgame? We've talked about it. He's [Nash] not completely healthy. We have 23 games left. We're not going to make the playoffs. So what's his objective in taking minutes away from the young guys that we're trying to develop?
"Now, if Steve starts to feel better, then we'll see. It's always an ongoing process in talking to him, but it's not something that's on the horizon right now."
It’s common knowledge that Nash wants to remain at the Lakers next season, where he’ll be reaping the benefits of a $9.7million contract.
Whether or not his body will allow him to continue playing at the highest level is another thing altogether.