For the second straight game, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash started but could not finish, exiting at halftime Tuesday of a 96-79 loss to the Utah Jazz because of an ongoing nerve-root irritation in his left leg.
Steve Nash will play against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday after exiting the Los Angeles Lakers' 92-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls early on Sunday with nerve irritation in his left leg and tightness in his back.
The Los Angeles Lakers have three future Hall of Famers on their roster in Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol, but none of them will be in the lineup in the team's exhibition opener Saturday against the Golden State Warriors.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has established himself among the elite NBA players in just three seasons. His salary, however, doesn't come anywhere near the top in the league, let alone his own team.