Just as things were looking brighter for veteran point guard Steve Nash, his season was quickly over in a flash. The 79 year-old (actually 40) was ruled out for the remainder of the 2014-2015 Lakers season for sustaining another back injury. As heartbreaking as it must be for the fans of the former MVP, Nash is actually having fun with it this Halloween.
This Halloween Steve Nash will be handing out candy on Trick-or-Treat night, despite being in a full body cast, writhing in pain from a number of ailments. “I think of it as my costume this year.” Nash murmured through the hole in his head cast. “Since I can’t play this season, I figured I’d give back to the kids and hand out some candy. Well, actually my nurse hands it out to them. I can’t move my arms.”
So even though we won’t see Nash suit up in a Lakers jersey this season, local fans on Halloween night can see him suited up in a body cast. Nash is hoping for it to be one spooky night. “Yeah I’m having my house set up like it’s haunted. Kids will come in an see the decorations. Then they’ll see me and probably think I’m a dead body, but really it’s just their favorite player Steve Nash. I hope it’s scary.” We’ll see how receptive Lakers fans will be of Steve Nash’s makeshift haunted house. It’s certainly going to be interesting, especially considering Nash still hasn’t chosen which type of candy to distribute. “Do kids still like Whoppers?” Nash asked.
On a warm afternoon this week, Jeremy Lin decided to take a trip to a local Bed, Bath & Beyond in LA to buy a humidifier for his new apartment. Lin, having just moved to Los Angeles after being traded from Houston, felt his new apartment was a bit dry and needed to take care of the situation as soon as possible. Jeremy figured that Bed, Bath & Beyond was a good option to find top of the line apartment needs, but what he didn’t anticipate was the amount of confusion and suffering he would have to go through to find a simple humidifier.
Getting to the store was the easy part for Lin. “I just typed in “Bed Beth and Beyond” into my phone’s GPS and sure enough there was one like right down the street from my apartment.” Getting out of the store was a whole other problem. “Once I was inside the store, I made my way past the ‘As Seen on TV’ section and past the wall full of drapes. Then I looked around and had no idea where I was anymore.” Lin said. The Laker point guard looked around for help but he couldn’t even find his way out of a maze of pillow accessories. “At one point I just screamed for help and still nobody was around. I started to worry.”
After walking around aimlessly for 28 minutes by the ‘Back to College’ aisle, Lin called it quits. “I gave up. The humidifier wasn’t even worth it anymore. I was scared for my life and just wanted to get out.” Lin retraced his steps, found the exit door, and sprinted out of the Bed, Bath and Beyond. He then made his way back to his studio apartment and ordered a deluxe humidifier from Amazon. It looks like Jeremy Lin will have to deal with his dry apartment for another week or so. “Yeah I don’t have Amazon Prime, so the delivery will take a bit longer” Lin stated.
Playing for the Los Angeles Lakers is a huge milestone in any professional basketball player’s career. Great names like Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, and Shaquille O’Neal have all worn the yellow and purple jersey with pride and determination. Superstar Kobe Bryant has that determination and certainly knows what it takes to impress a Los Angeles audience that is constantly hungry for championships. The Lakers, however, are hitting an all-time low with the roster that they have in place and Kobe is not having it.
When asked at a practice on Friday about the team’s playoff chances, a frustrated Bryant gave an unexpected answer. “Chris Kaman is on this team. We can’t even be thinking about the playoffs while he is still on this roster. Every time I look to my side he’s there. I gave him a twenty and told him to get the hell out of Los Angeles, but he’s still here! He smells like eight different types of ass and nobody wants to guard him during practice!”
Kobe is now refusing to play until Lakers management cuts Chris Kaman from the team. LA fans have been waiting for the star to make his return from his achilles injury, but it looks like they will have to wait even longer. Kaman made a statement earlier today about the locker room tension between he and Bryant, but his caveman-like language left our reporter Fish Nelson very confused.
With five championships under his belt, it’s safe to say that the Black Mamba knows what a winning basketball player looks like. Chris Kaman is not that type of player by any means. Will the Lakers waive Chris Kaman or will Kobe Bryant sit on the sidelines for the remainder of the season? One thing is for certain though. Coach Mike D’Antoni has his work cut out for him.