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James also said he knows one day he will be where Bryant is now – not necessarily the rebuilding part but in the waning moments of a historic career. "I know my career will get to it at some time (where Bryant's career) is today, where Kevin Garnett is today, where a lot of the songs you listen to today a lot of the guys in the locker room have no idea what you're talking about. It's coming," James said. Cleveland Plain Dealer
Looking back, Howard would rather deal with what he’s learned than dwell on the past. But that season in Los Angeles was exactly what Howard needed to understand that he can’t please everyone. It also gave him the confidence to leave for what he desired in Houston. “It’s hard not to feel like the villain when you see stuff on TV that people talk about and they have no clue what’s going on,” Howard said. “The situation in LA, it hurts to be put in that category, but I’ve come to realize, people hate what they don’t understand. I had to learn to let that go, as tough as it was. Because I’m like, man. I’m a good dude. And to see all this stuff happen, I’m like why did it happen to me?” Washington Post
Aaron Falk: Check that. Steve Nash wants to try to play tonight, Byron Scott says. Ronnie Price still likely to start. Twitter @tribjazz
Eric Pincus: If Steve Nash was forced to medically retire (playing <10 games) - his salary would come off Lakers's books in Apr - doesn't help much. There's no reason to believe Nash will be forced to medically retire - a complicated process - and doesn't give Lakers much of anything. Lakers signed Nash to the contract - he's going to walk away from millions because fans think he should? Come on now, this is business. Twitter @EricPincus
Steve Nash injured his back while carrying travel bags Wednesday, Lakers Coach Byron Scott said, the latest setback in Nash's attempt to be a presence for the Lakers in what is shaping up as his final NBA season. Los Angeles Times
Nash felt a twinge in his back at his Manhattan Beach home and missed practice Wednesday, showing up after it began and then receiving treatment on his back. It was unclear when he would play again. "I have no idea right now," Scott said of the oft-injured point guard. Los Angeles Times
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