NBA Lakers Rumors 2012: More Pressure on Steve Nash Than Dwight Howard in LA?
Saturday, 22 September 2012 15:18 | Written by Matt Clark
According to Bleacher Report, yes Nash does have more pressure on his shoulders. The difference is that he's an aging veteran, and at almost 40, he's not as durable as he may be once was when he was younger. Howard on the other hand, is in his prime, and currently the best center in the league. Unfortunately for Nash, he has sort of fallen by the wayside as other younger, quicker, and more agile point guards have come into the league.
In the video clip below, Nash talks about a lot of the things he needs to focus on at this stage of his career. He mentions improving his efficiency, as well as his defense. However, he mentions the key point that most guys around his age need to pay attention to and that is staying in great shape. That lends itself to helping prevent injuries, and limiting the time veteran players have to stay away from the court.
Basically, Nash has a small window of opportunity left in which to win his first ever NBA championship with the LA Lakers. For that very reason, he's got more pressure to deliver in that short bit of time, whereas Dwight Howard could very well have another decade to focus on winning more than one ring. It seems Nash has 1-3 years during which he could possibly get to that promised land, or else he will join another all time great West Coast point guard, John Stockton, as some of the best to never win the title.