Curators at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame should watch Steve Nash closely in the coming weeks.

If recent trends persist, they may have to make the following addendum to his biographical blurb:

Switched to shooting guard halfway through the 2012-13 season to help save one of the most disappointing teams in NBA history.

In this most surreal Lakers season, the top point guard of his generation suddenly deferring ballhandling duties to Kobe Bryant has been the oddest twist.

"The roles are all kind of upside down," Bryant said Monday.

Nash was unrecognizable even to Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni, who had watched him win a pair of most-valuable-player awards in Phoenix, after the 17-year veteran scored 17 points to go with only five assists Sunday against Oklahoma City.

"What he just did," D'Antoni said, "he's not."