Steve Nash's swollen right eye brings to mind various characters
With the Lakers and Suns having a week to prepare for their Western Conference Finals matchup, it's unlikely the Lakers will have to deal with Steve Nash, the one-eyed monster. Instead they'll just have to deal with somehow limiting his assists, as if that's not a daunting task in itself since he's third in the NBA in that category, dishing out about nine dimes a game.
The time off will probably heal Nash's swollen right eye, which needed six stitches after he took an errant elbow from San Antonio forward Tim Duncan on Sunday in Game 4 of the Suns-Spurs semifinals. In that game, Nash essentially lost one eye, but he didn't lose his court vision, leading a fourth-quarter charge and collecting 20 points and nine assists in the Suns' series-clinching victory. While marveling at his skill set, I couldn't help but wonder if I was actually seeing Two-Face, Cyclops or even "SNL's" Admiral Spaceship come to life. Fortunately, Nash didn't kill anything, except, of course, the Spurs' playoff fortunes.
With Nash's eye swollen shut, who would you say he most closely resembles? What would be your photo caption be for the above photo? The best comment will be featured in Wednesday morning's links post.
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Suns point guard Steve Nash, with a stitched and swollen eye, gets a high-five from a teammate during the fourth quarter Sunday, when Phoenix eliminated the Spurs with a Game 4 victory. Credit: Eric Gay / Associated Press.
Photo: Two-Face. Credit: Warner Bros.
Photo: Laser Cats. Credit: "Saturday Night Live"
Photo: Cyclops. Credit: Getty Images.