FOX Sports- And though Nash now says his three-year stint with the Lakers was ''a failure and also a huge disappointment,'' he'll settle into life after basketball in Los Angeles with warm feelings for the teammates and fans who supported him in his unsuccessful quest.
''I came here with huge hopes and dreams, and was incredibly humbled and excited to come here and play for the Lakers,'' Nash said Tuesday at the team's training complex.
Listen, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that Steve Nash’s stint with the Lakers was a success. I mean, for everyone else in the Western conference it probably was, but that’s neither here nor there. However, I think he’s being too hard on himself. His time as a Los Angeles Laker wasn’t a failure. What did he play 10 games over a two year span? Don’t you have to start something to successfully complete it? Saying his time in LA was a failure is like eating a double bacon cheeseburger 12 minutes into a two week diet. Dropping a prerequisite course for medical school isn’t considered failing at med school. You never had your foot in the door to begin with. You can’t fail as a professional baseball player if you spend your entire career in triple AAA. It’s not your fault you weren’t in the show. No one ever gave you an opportunity. Nash’s body never gave him a chance to fail, because it was too busy failing itself. In my eyes, you can’t truly fail something if you never gave it a legitimate attempt to begin with. Did I fail to become an NHL superstar? No, I gave up the chance to fail when I spent the last 12 years making every effort to help my liver fail.
If we are going to start throwing around the F word my outlook on life better throw on a parachute, because it’s a long way down. If Steve Nash is considered a failure at basketball for being paid to not play basketball then my stock is depreciating fast. I’m not a doctor, lawyer, or rocket scientist, and Lord knows I don’t get paid to be. Does that mean I failed at all those things? Fuck, this blog just got depressing fast. I need a beer. Fuck you and your brittle ass bone structure Steve Nash. Making millions for sitting on your dick for two years isn’t a failure, it’s the American Dream.
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