Hollywood ending? Latest Steve Nash rumor sets off mini-firestorm in LA

Reason to retire? Steve Nash, who recently settled custody issues from his 2011 divorce, seen at a November movie premiere with rumored girlfriend Brittany Richardson.

Charley Gallay

What do you get when you take an aging, injured future Hall of Famer with his future in the air and mix his story with a well-known writer with a habit of seeming to use his Twitter feed simply to get a rise?

On Tuesday, you got a full-blown panic attack in Los Angeles.

First, said tweet that started it all:

Almost immediately, the Laker-covering media converged on the team’s practice facility in El Segundo, Calif., to get the Lakers’ side of the story.

And what did you expect they would say?

OK, how about a different outlet?

FWIW, TMZ had the same thing a few days back.

And one last note, about that whole "well-known writer with a habit of seeming to use his Twitter feed simply to get a rise" line.

This was Vecsey’s very next tweet after starting the Nash firestorm