With that being said, 39-year-old point guard Steve Nash has no reason to regret coming to L.A.
According to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports, Nash recently spoke to whether or not he lamented the trade. After all, Nash was acquired with the intent of winning a title during his first season with the Lakers.
Through all of the underachieving, however, Nash maintains that he's happy in Los Angeles.
"Ten out of 10 times, I make the same decision again," Nash told USA Today Sports on Wednesday. "... it's a great experience to play for the Lakers organization. ... I'm happy here."
"I'm beyond playing for the credit or the adulation. I feel secure in myself as a player. I just want to help this team, regardless of what it means for me personally."
That final line is what matters most.
This is just the second season since 2004 that Nash is averaging fewer than 10 assists per game. The other came in 2009, as Nash tallied 9.7 per contest.
In 2012-13, however, Nash is at 7.1 dimes per contest—his lowest mark since 2000.
Furthermore, Nash currently has a usage rate of 16.6 percent. That's down from 21.5 percent in 2012 and his lowest mark since 2004, when he posted a usage rate of 20.6.
Even without the ball in his hands, however, there are more important factors to acknowledge—Nash's selfless style of play is only a piece of the puzzle.
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There are few things that Steve Nash has yet to accomplish in the NBA. He's a two-time league MVP, an eight-time All-Star, a five-time assists leader and a seven-time All-NBA selection.
The only accomplishments that ...
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Los Angeles Lakers