The end is drawing near for Steve Nash in terms of his NBA career, but he's remained optimistic in a tough situation with the Los Angeles Lakers. Recently, Nash reflected on the past and made an interesting comparison to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. Nash spoke about his comparisons with Curry podcast Hang Up and Listen via Serena Winters of Lakers Nation on Feb. 27:
"I see a lot of similarities in some ways in my game with Stephen Curry’s game but he was a two-guard and I think he became a point guard after the fact, so he has a mentality to shoot and score and I think it’s terrific and in some ways I wish I had more of that mentality, but I came into the game as a passer and a playmaker and had to be pushed to score.”
The comparison to Curry is an interesting one. In his prime, Nash was one of the best shooters in the NBA like Curry is today, but the former Dayton star definitely has the edge in terms of speed and scoring ability.
Curry has become a rising star in the NBA while helping turn the Warriors into a legitimate playoff contender. Golden State has been a team on the rise in the Western Conference ever since the emergence of the young star and could be a force to be reckoned for many years to come.
As for Nash, the two-time NBA MVP may on the verge of retirement. Nash has only played in 10 games so far this season and continues to struggle to get back on the floor due to nerve issues in his back.
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