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Gary Payton

Steve Nash is a Hall-of-Famer

But It's Time to Retire

2/14/2014 6:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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All good things must come to an end ... including Steve Nash's career -- 'cause despite his incredible run in the NBA, Gary Payton says it's time for Steve to hang it up.

The Glove was at LAX this week when we asked about the constantly-injured Lakers star ... who's only played in 60 of the the Lakers 135 games since joining the team.

"He gettin' hurt to much," Payton says ... "I mean, when you are getting hurt that many times, you think you can play, but it don't help you ... I think he should go on a little."

Still, Payton says ... 40-year-old Nash is a legend -- "He did a great job. He'll be in the Hall of Fame. He'll be alright."

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1.

static    

He wouldn't say that if Steve Nash was black.

198 days ago
2.

JuanRambo    

Win, Lose Or Tie... Viva Los Lakers!

198 days ago
3.

boo boo    

Lakers are so bad that They need Nash even for 5 minutes per game...even to just hang around with the other players. He's a leader and the Lakers need him and whatever he can give right now.

198 days ago
4.

boo boo    

The Glove will be in the Hall of Really Good.

198 days ago
5.

Monique    

Im a lakers fan 4 life, steve Nash need to go ahead and retire. He did all he could. What they need is some young talent(like Marshall)to run that point.

198 days ago
6.

Larence    

He's no longer The Glove... He's The Mitten.

198 days ago

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