Hollywood ending? Latest Steve Nash rumor sets off mini-firestorm in LA
NOV 20, 2013 3:40a ET
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:
I'm hearing Nash's pain is forcing him 2 seriously consider calling it a career. He'd still get $ this yr & next & LA'd get cap relief next— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) November 19, 2013
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?
DAntoni said Nash is working with his Canadian trainer again and is absolutely trying to come back— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) November 19, 2013
D'Antoni on Nash: "There’s no talk of him sitting over there eating bon bons the rest of the way. No."— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) November 19, 2013
Source close to Steve Nash & familiar with his thinking said it's "premature" about whether he will retire— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 19, 2013
Lakers say Steve Nash isn't considering retirement http://t.co/5ndJMsmpm3— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 19, 2013
@NBAPlayaLAL Not in my case. This person is pretty close to Steve and is familiar with his thought process— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 20, 2013
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