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Steve Nash officially shut down

Updated: March 15, 2014, 12:42 AM ET
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Steve Nash won't appear in another game for the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

Coach Mike D'Antoni confirmed the decision Thursday after saying earlier this month that he doubted that Nash, 40, would return after being plagued by nerve-root irritation in his left leg much of the season.

"He's not going to play," D'Antoni told reporters, according to the Los Angeles Times. "It doesn't make any sense for him to come back for 15 games, whatever."

The two-time league MVP averaged ...

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