Steve Nash won't 'give in too soon'

Updated: November 22, 2013, 11:05 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Steve Nash is not considering retirement as he continues to try to return from the nerve root irritation in his back and hamstrings that has sidelined him for nearly two weeks.

Rather, the Los Angeles Lakers guard is focusing on the final "18 months" of basketball left in what has been a brilliant career.

"No," Nash said after Lakers shootaround Friday in advance of their game against the Golden State Warriors when asked whether retirement has crossed ...

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