Nash Hopes to Take Pressure Off of Kobe
(Steve) Nash said his initial conversation with Lakers coach Mike Brown revolved around finding ways he could contribute to the offense to take pressure off (Kobe) Bryant. He also said he’s dreamed of playing with Los Angeles’ interior tandem of Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol.
“I feel like most importantly I can help them a little bit with pick-and-rolls and facilitating, making decisions, making the game easier and taking some pressure off Kobe,” Nash said. “I think he’s had to take on so much that it will be nice for him to maybe get a few more easy baskets, to not have to expend so much energy and hopefully I can spread the floor a little bit with my shooting ability so that Andrew and Pau have a little more room to roam.”
Nash is the eighth-most accurate 3-point shooter of all time (.428) and ranks fifth on the NBA’s all-time assists list (9,916).