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Injuries leave lingering questions

Updated: November 24, 2013, 7:19 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Steve Nash's words were haunting for their honesty, their poignancy and most of all their accuracy.

It was Friday, he was talking about his attempt to fend off age and injury to return to game action, and he reached the conclusion that "in the end, you always succumb."

There's no escape, only postponement.

The NBA's appeal is that its athletes perform feats that the rest of society -- even basketball players at the major college level -- can't match. The soaring dunks, the ...

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