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It's quite possible we've seen the last of Steve Nash as an NBA player. At the very least, Nash likely won't make a major impact on a team even if he returns. In other words, we're at a spot where we might be able to place the 18-year man with more than 10,000 assists on the list of all-time NBA point guards. Where does he belong? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

More: Should Steve Nash retire? Will he?

All-time NBA point guards

Tiny Archibald

Tiny Archibald

Nate "Tiny" Archibald
6,476 assists
7.4 assists per game

Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups
5,636 assists
5.4 assists per game

Dave Bing

Dave Bing

Dave Bing
5,397 assists
6.0 assists per game

Maurice Cheeks

Maurice Cheeks

Dave Bing
5,397 assists
6.0 assists per game

Bob Cousy

Bob Cousy

Bob Cousy
6,955 assists
7.5 assists per game

Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier
5,040 assists
6.1 assists per game

Tim Hardaway

Tim Hardaway

Tim Hardaway
7,095 assists
8.2 assists per game

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson
10,334 assists
8.0 assists per game

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson
6,711 assists
9.1 assists per game

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson

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Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd
12,091 assists
8.7 assists per game

Andre Miller

Andre Miller

Andre Miller
8,070 assists
7.0 assists per game

Steve Nash

Steve Nash

Steve Nash
10,296 assists
8.5 assists per game

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

Tony Parker
5,547 assists
6.0 assists per game (as of June 3)

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Chris Paul
5,914 assists
9.9 assists per game

Gary Payton

Gary Payton

Gary Payton
8,966 assists
6.7 assists per game

Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson
9,887 assists
9.5 assists per game

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose
1,954 assists
6.8 assists per game (as of Jan. 3)

John Stockton

John Stockton

John Stockton
15,806 assists
10.5 assists per game

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas
9.061 assists
9.3 assists per game

Lenny Wilkens

Lenny Wilkens

Lenny Wilkens
7,211 assists
6.7 assists per game

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Is Steve Nash's career over?

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said Monday that Steve Nash likely won't play again in 2013-14. And with the point guard struggling with health issues for the better part of two seasons, it's safe to wonder whether we've seen the last of Nash as an NBA player. Nash, meanwhile, said "we'll see" when asked whether he'll return this season, and has given mixed signals as to whether he wants to play in 2014-15. Is this it for the man with more than 10,000 assists to his name over 18 seasons with the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Lakers?

More: Rank 'Em: Best Point Guards in NBA History

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Whom do you love? When it comes to the NBA, it appears fans now prefer LeBron James. Yes, according to the latest ESPN Sports Poll, the Miami Heat star -- he of the ill-received "The Decision," but also of the last two MVPs and NBA championships -- took first for the first time in four years, named a favorite by 12.9 percent of fans. Among others, he bested fellow multiple champion Kobe Bryant (12.5 percent). Rounding out the top five: Kevin Durant (3.6), Derrick Rose (2.8) and Dwyane Wade (2.6). Who are your favorites? Make your picks from this list of stars!

Your favorite NBA players

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh

Miami Heat

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

San Antonio Spurs

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett

Brooklyn Nets

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Los Angeles Clippers

James Harden

James Harden

Houston Rockets

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

Houston Rockets

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James

LeBron James

Miami Heat

Kevin Love

Kevin Love

Minnesota Timberwolves

Steve Nash

Steve Nash

Los Angeles Lakers

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki

Dallas Mavericks

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

San Antonio Spurs

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Los Angeles Clippers

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce

Brooklyn Nets

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph

Memphis Grizzlies

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Boston Celtics

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Chicago Bulls

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

Oklahoma City Thunder

Deron Williams

Deron Williams

Brooklyn Nets

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LeBron James will pick up his fourth MVP award on Sunday, making him just the fifth player in that exclusive club, along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and Bill Russell. Only 12 players in NBA history have even won two MVP awards. So how do they stack up? Click on the images to submit your rankings of the players who've got multiple Maurice Podoloff Trophies on their mantel.

Multiple NBA MVP Winners

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
MVP: 1970-71, 1971-72, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80

Larry Bird

Larry Bird

Larry Bird
MVP: 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain
MVP: 1959-60, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan
MVP: 2001-02, 2002-03

LeBron James

LeBron James

LeBron James
MVP: 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson
MVP: 1986-87, 1988-89, 1989-90

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
MVP: 1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98

Karl Malone

Karl Malone

Karl Malone
MVP: 1996-97, 1998-99

Moses Malone

Moses Malone

Moses Malone
MVP: 1978-79, 1981-82, 1982-83

Steve Nash

Steve Nash

Steve Nash
MVP: 2004-05, 2005-06

Bob Pettit

Bob Pettit

Bob Pettit
MVP: 1955-56, 1958-59

Bill Russell

Bill Russell

Bill Russell
MVP: 1957-58, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1964-65

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For the first time in a long time, the Lakers will have the lineup they were planning on when they signed Steve Nash and Dwight Howard. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol will return to the Lakers tonight, and they will be thrown right back into the starting lineup. The Lakers have been a different team in the second half and are comfortably over .500 -- since they're finally healthy, will they actually be a team to beat come playoff time? That is, if they make the playoffs, of course.

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