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Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash retires, aged 41

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash retires from basketball after 19 years in the NBA.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has announced his retirement, bringing an end to his 19-year career.

Nash has not featured at all this season due to injury problems and the eight-time All Star has decided to call it a day.

He said in a statement: "I will likely never play basketball again. It's bittersweet. I already miss the game deeply, but I'm also really excited to learn to do something else."

The 41-year-old won his two MVP awards in 2005 and 2006, while playing for the Phoenix Suns.

His total number of assists, 10,335, is the third most in NBA history.

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