Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:22 pm

Here's a recap credit to Iron Mamba from Lakersground.net who watched the interview earlier tonight:

Q: Why did you think Dwight left?

Nash: He just didn't seem to be comfortable here.

Q: Did you think criticisms from Laker fans like telling Dwight not to smile played a part in that?

Nash: Not really, that was just a small extent. Dwight just didn't seem comfortable here. If he didn't like being here, then he shouldn't play here. I love playing here. Being a Laker, the experience has been remarkable. I love playing for this fanbase and playing for this franchise.

Q: Did you think it was smart to have both Kobe and D'Antoni in the meeting when Dwight had frictions with both?

Nash: They had to be there. Like I've said, we didn't have a chance coming in, but after the meeting we at least gave Dwight something to think about.

Q: What's going to happen this season? Are you disappointed you will be part of a re-building?

Nash: Not at all. It's hard to win a championship when 29 other teams are fighting for it. This Lakers franchise has a track record of winning. We'll get back to winning.

Q: Do you believe the idea of playing with Kobe may turn away some FA?

Nash: I don't think so. Not at all.

Q: Do you think LeBron or Carmelo will come to L.A.?

Nash: I don't get into those kind of things. But the Lakers' history speaks for itself. I'm sure the Lakers always have a shot. Even if guys like LeBron or Carmelo may want to stay with their teams, the thought of being a Laker will always peak their interest.


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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:46 pm

I still contend that the Dwight lack-of-signing is an anomaly. Any other player with a true desire to win a ring will jump at the chance to play for the Lakers.
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby karacha on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:00 am

Kobe8Fan wrote:Nash:
Dwight just didn't seem comfortable here. If he didn't like being here, then he shouldn't play here. I love playing here. Being a Laker, the experience has been remarkable. I love playing for this fanbase and playing for this franchise.



Thank you Steve. The chemistry is going to be so much better now. No question about it.
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:06 am

karacha wrote:
Kobe8Fan wrote:Nash:
Dwight just didn't seem comfortable here. If he didn't like being here, then he shouldn't play here. I love playing here. Being a Laker, the experience has been remarkable. I love playing for this fanbase and playing for this franchise.



Thank you Steve. The chemistry is going to be so much better now. No question about it.

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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby Weezy on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:11 am

I don't know if Nash really does love being a Laker, or doesn't mind being a part of "re-building", but that he says he does, acts like he does, and is positive and professional about the whole thing is why he's so easy to like. He's a great teammate, creates no drama, never appears unhappy, and even though he's aging and might not be quite the same player I'm happy to have him here at least for those reasons.
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:18 am

Weezy wrote:I don't know if Nash really does love being a Laker, or doesn't mind being a part of "re-building", but that he says he does, acts like he does, and is positive and professional about the whole thing is why he's so easy to like. He's a great teammate, creates no drama, never appears unhappy, and even though he's aging and might not be quite the same player I'm happy to have him here at least for those reasons.

i don't see nash as ever being the guy to rock the boat. BUT if he can mosey on over to the other end of the spectrum and be super passionate about being here and leading our guys out on the floor, that'd be nice. (i know the freakish leg fracture kinda sucked a lot of the wind out of his sails last year). i'm really looking forward to seeing how he looks this season.
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby Finwë on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:23 am

Nash and Howard are polar opposites as far as professionalism goes.
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby Weezy on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:26 am

He isn't the type to rock the boat at all, even in the Phoenix rebuild when he was carrying a bad team he didn't ask out, he just did his job. I think he does enjoy being in LA, even though he obviously would have liked our last season to go a lot different than it did, he probably was over the Dwight drama in the end as well. I would think he genuinely is looking forward to this season and a chance to do better than last, and that he's probably impressed with the signings we've got for the minimum.
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:52 am

Nash seems to have an unique way to be passionate about his "job" and at the same time can "put things in perspective " if his team doesn't win .... he's "smart" enough to enjoy his life and to know he's a privileged person being a player in the NBA

He's a just a positive guy enjoying his life and not crying about everything as others spoiled pro athletes
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby lakersin4 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:44 am

Anyone else hoping for/bordering on expecting a big season from Nash? Not like returning to his prime, but returning to his form from a couple of years ago. He just went from 1 injury to the next last year & never really got a chance to get his body right or build chemistry. I think the offseason to just get everything healed up & not having injuries prevent him from working out & practicing could be huge..

I'm going to say Nash ends up with 70+ games played, gets back over 10 FGA & 14 PPG, to go with 8-10 assists while maintaining his efficiency.. Our roster so far is a much better fit for him than last years was.. He has his best P&R big from last season as the main big this season.. Young & Johnson are young shoot first players who can run the floor & have range, I see no reason why they won't benefit from playing with Nash, as will Kaman since Nash has always been great at finding bigs for open mid range shots..

& of course, the elephant is no longer in the room.. The pressure for everyone to alter their to please Dwight so he'll re-sign is done.. Everyone can go back to playing their game & not worrying about anything but getting wins.
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby Tobias Funke on Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:17 am

Nash had nerve damage in his leg just like Clown after the broken foot, and came back early and played through it too. He didn't get mad when teammates didn't feel the need to call a press conference to let the world know that he was hurt and should be left alone.

Clown basically called Nash and Kobe bad teammates. That had to be flat out infuriating.
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:36 am

Tobias Funke wrote:Nash had nerve damage in his leg just like Clown after the broken foot, and came back early and played through it too. He didn't get mad when teammates didn't feel the need to call a press conference to let the world know that he was hurt and should be left alone.

Clown basically called Nash and Kobe bad teammates. That had to be flat out infuriating.


This one thing I was thinking about the other day. Dwight was always telling everyone he came back early from injury, an excuse and cry for praise from his peers and the media. What he didn't realize is....

Nash - Came back from a broken leg, had a messed up hip and hamstring getting epidurals and played through it in the playoffs.

Kobe - Powered his team to the playoffs and gave everything he had on the court. Tore his achilles and still made two clutch free throws.

MWP - Tore his meniscus and came back super early to try and help the team, even if it was on one leg.

Pau - Knee tendonitis, elbow bursitis (I think that's what he had), plantar fasciitis. Played through all of that at once.

Hill - Herniated a disk, still played through it. Tore his hip labrum, came back early to try and give the team a boost in the playoffs.

Blake - Walking wounded

All these players had one thing in common, none of them went to the media and cried about not being 100%. Never gave the excuse they came back early from an injury and wanted praise. Never deflected poor play on the court because they weren't 100%.

Dwight wanted everyone to know about his injury, while his injured teammates were in the foxhole together trying to salvage any hope they could of the season.
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:03 am

Uncut? Isn't that a little too adult for this forum?
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:08 am

Doc Brown wrote:
Tobias Funke wrote:Nash had nerve damage in his leg just like Clown after the broken foot, and came back early and played through it too. He didn't get mad when teammates didn't feel the need to call a press conference to let the world know that he was hurt and should be left alone.

Clown basically called Nash and Kobe bad teammates. That had to be flat out infuriating.


This one thing I was thinking about the other day. Dwight was always telling everyone he came back early from injury, an excuse and cry for praise from his peers and the media. What he didn't realize is....

Nash - Came back from a broken leg, had a messed up hip and hamstring getting epidurals and played through it in the playoffs.

Kobe - Powered his team to the playoffs and gave everything he had on the court. Tore his achilles and still made two clutch free throws.

MWP - Tore his meniscus and came back super early to try and help the team, even if it was on one leg.

Pau - Knee tendonitis, elbow bursitis (I think that's what he had), plantar fasciitis. Played through all of that at once.

Hill - Herniated a disk, still played through it. Tore his hip labrum, came back early to try and give the team a boost in the playoffs.

Blake - Walking wounded

All these players had one thing in common, none of them went to the media and cried about not being 100%. Never gave the excuse they came back early from an injury and wanted praise. Never deflected poor play on the court because they weren't 100%.

Dwight wanted everyone to know about his injury, while his injured teammates were in the foxhole together trying to salvage any hope they could of the season.


Preach it, you guys!! :bow: :bow: :bow: All so true.

And let's not forget Jamison who sustained a partial tear in his wrist but kept on playing through it. Dwight's insecurity and need to be coddled are pretty astounding. Roo was right about that guy. He's not champion material, at least from what we've seen here and in Orlando. Maybe some day he'll get his act together. Someone else's problem now.
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby JLaker17 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:34 am

Doc Brown wrote:
Tobias Funke wrote:Nash had nerve damage in his leg just like Clown after the broken foot, and came back early and played through it too. He didn't get mad when teammates didn't feel the need to call a press conference to let the world know that he was hurt and should be left alone.

Clown basically called Nash and Kobe bad teammates. That had to be flat out infuriating.


This one thing I was thinking about the other day. Dwight was always telling everyone he came back early from injury, an excuse and cry for praise from his peers and the media. What he didn't realize is....

Nash - Came back from a broken leg, had a messed up hip and hamstring getting epidurals and played through it in the playoffs.

Kobe - Powered his team to the playoffs and gave everything he had on the court. Tore his achilles and still made two clutch free throws.

MWP - Tore his meniscus and came back super early to try and help the team, even if it was on one leg.

Pau - Knee tendonitis, elbow bursitis (I think that's what he had), plantar fasciitis. Played through all of that at once.

Hill - Herniated a disk, still played through it. Tore his hip labrum, came back early to try and give the team a boost in the playoffs.

Blake - Walking wounded

All these players had one thing in common, none of them went to the media and cried about not being 100%. Never gave the excuse they came back early from an injury and wanted praise. Never deflected poor play on the court because they weren't 100%.

Dwight wanted everyone to know about his injury, while his injured teammates were in the foxhole together trying to salvage any hope they could of the season.


I believe even Earl Clark played through a foot/ankle injury.
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:37 am

Doc Brown wrote:
Tobias Funke wrote:Nash had nerve damage in his leg just like Clown after the broken foot, and came back early and played through it too. He didn't get mad when teammates didn't feel the need to call a press conference to let the world know that he was hurt and should be left alone.

Clown basically called Nash and Kobe bad teammates. That had to be flat out infuriating.


This one thing I was thinking about the other day. Dwight was always telling everyone he came back early from injury, an excuse and cry for praise from his peers and the media. What he didn't realize is....

Nash - Came back from a broken leg, had a messed up hip and hamstring getting epidurals and played through it in the playoffs.

Kobe - Powered his team to the playoffs and gave everything he had on the court. Tore his achilles and still made two clutch free throws.

MWP - Tore his meniscus and came back super early to try and help the team, even if it was on one leg.

Pau - Knee tendonitis, elbow bursitis (I think that's what he had), plantar fasciitis. Played through all of that at once.

Hill - Herniated a disk, still played through it. Tore his hip labrum, came back early to try and give the team a boost in the playoffs.

Blake - Walking wounded

All these players had one thing in common, none of them went to the media and cried about not being 100%. Never gave the excuse they came back early from an injury and wanted praise. Never deflected poor play on the court because they weren't 100%.

Dwight wanted everyone to know about his injury, while his injured teammates were in the foxhole together trying to salvage any hope they could of the season.


Perspective is a great thing...... All of this was fact 2 weeks ago yet most fans ignored it in their pleas for Howard to stay..... The front office ignored it by putting up billboards and posters all over the place.

Now that he's gone everyone's vision clears up a little.

Good post Doc.

..... I'd add that none of these players went around the locker room with a stat sheet trying to build consensus against the teams leader..... and when he couldn't get much traction there he went to the media with the stat sheet....
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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:59 pm

Doc Brown wrote:
Tobias Funke wrote:Nash had nerve damage in his leg just like Clown after the broken foot, and came back early and played through it too. He didn't get mad when teammates didn't feel the need to call a press conference to let the world know that he was hurt and should be left alone.

Clown basically called Nash and Kobe bad teammates. That had to be flat out infuriating.


This one thing I was thinking about the other day. Dwight was always telling everyone he came back early from injury, an excuse and cry for praise from his peers and the media. What he didn't realize is....

Nash - Came back from a broken leg, had a messed up hip and hamstring getting epidurals and played through it in the playoffs.

Kobe - Powered his team to the playoffs and gave everything he had on the court. Tore his achilles and still made two clutch free throws.

MWP - Tore his meniscus and came back super early to try and help the team, even if it was on one leg.

Pau - Knee tendonitis, elbow bursitis (I think that's what he had), plantar fasciitis. Played through all of that at once.

Hill - Herniated a disk, still played through it. Tore his hip labrum, came back early to try and give the team a boost in the playoffs.

Blake - Walking wounded

All these players had one thing in common, none of them went to the media and cried about not being 100%. Never gave the excuse they came back early from an injury and wanted praise. Never deflected poor play on the court because they weren't 100%.

Dwight wanted everyone to know about his injury, while his injured teammates were in the foxhole together trying to salvage any hope they could of the season.


Exactly. Some guys came out and played because that is the kind of players they are while Mr. Howard played because he wanted people to love him. The fact we even made the playoffs is a modern miracle.
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Postby Weezy on Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:06 pm

We made the playoffs, as usual, mostly because of Kobe. That some people people actually tried to argue that he wasn't playing the right way this season and not sharing enough with Dwight makes me laugh. But I don't want to get off topic, just wanted to get that out there. On topic, anyone see pics and tweets about Nash's charity soccer game in LA today? Looked like it was pretty cool, seems that type of thing would be at least one reason he likes being in LA.
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Postby WilliamHaven on Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:20 pm

Weezy wrote:We made the playoffs, as usual, mostly because of Kobe. That some people people actually tried to argue that he wasn't playing the right way this season and not sharing enough with Dwight makes me laugh.


yep...dwight had his moment to shine and show he can be the man and lead the lakers when kobe went down. what happened? swept from playoffs with him embarrassingly getting tossed for 2 technicals for the finale.
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Postby kobe_008 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:39 pm

uh oh the poster cannot be found Just Gone Coward i believe
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Postby Ariza3 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:42 pm

“@KevinDing: Nash on Lakers with @paugasol as interior threat instead of @DwightHoward: "It gives us a little more fluidity. The ball can move more."”
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Postby Tobias Funke on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:16 pm

Honestly, if Clown feels the need to let everyone know time and time again that he's playing hurt thats him. Hell, I dont even think he's "wrong" to want support from teammates publicly.

Its the fact that he called out the guys for being bad teammates for this when they also played hurt and he didn't defend them in the media either (in fact, he bashed them to teammates, the media, even opponents) that bugs me.

And then he waited until he was in the safe haven of a meeting held to beg him to stay to air out these problems, rather than stepping to them like a man during the season. He knew they'd sit there and listen to his BS.
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Postby therealdeal on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:37 pm

Ariza3 wrote:
“@KevinDing: Nash on Lakers with @paugasol as interior threat instead of @DwightHoward: "It gives us a little more fluidity. The ball can move more."”

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Re: Uncut Steve Nash Interview on KTLA

Postby charvin on Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:47 am

Of course, it might just imply that he's saying that Gasol is a much better passer, but I digress, let's leave it at D12 is a black hole and the ball stops with him :man1:
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:57 am

charvin wrote:Of course, it might just imply that he's saying that Gasol is a much better passer, but I digress, let's leave it at D12 is a black hole and the ball stops with him :man1:


That isn't true. Dwight lost the ball or bricked freethrows the majority of the time. :man10:
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