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Steve Nash's career may end this season

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Steve Nash has blessed the NBA with his dribbling and passing skills and the point guard has always been a highlight to watch. But is this the end of the road for the 40-year-old?

On Tuesday night, the Lakers faced the Houston Rockets and failed to win the game, with The Rockets winning by 15 points in a thrilling 145-130 match.

But during the encounter Steve Nash climbed up to third in the most assists in the NBA, above Mark Jackson, before going off with an injury.

In the second quarter the Lakers turned the ball over from a Rockets attack and it fell kindly for Steve Nash, Nash then turned and fed Jordan Meeks who climbed the rim and sunk two points.

However, a minute later the South African-born star had to come off the court due to an injury, which was followed by a standing ovation from the crowd at Staples Centre. 

The next day it was announced that the 40-year-old will not feature for the rest of the season, and after the game Nash spoke to ESPN and put to speculation that this could be the end of his career.

"I probably won't play again this season. But if I get a good recovery over the next week, I'd love to play again, but it's probably doubtful."

Nash has had a long-standing career which started at the Phoenix Suns, staying with Phoenix for two seasons before going on to join the Dallas Mavericks, making a career high of 82 games for two consecutive seasons with an average of hitting seven assists each game.

After six years at the Mavericks, Nash made a return to the Phoenix Suns where settled for eight years, averaging 11 assists per game between 2005 and 2011.

Then in 2012 the point guard made a move to the LA Lakers; he has spent two seasons at the historic club, but in 2014 Nash has only featured 15 times.

According to ESPN, Nash has one year remaining on his contract with the Lakers, and the club is set to pay him $9.7 million to return for another year.

The 40-year-old has played over 1,300 games in his illustrious career, averaging 14 points per game, as the point guard has made the record books in the NBA sitting behind both Jason Kidd and John Stockhon.

The question still remains if Nash will give it another season, for he may not play as many games but it will be his influence that will make a difference among the fans and players.

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