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Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Nash, center, smiles after picking up an assist to take sole possession of third place for NBA all-time assists, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Nash, center, smiles after picking up an assist to take sole possession of third place for NBA all-time assists, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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