(CBSSports.com) – There’s an assumption that when you get older in the NBA, all you want to do is play for a championship. That you’d sell your soul, that you’d hitch yourself to any bandwagon and possibly ride into the sunset with a ring.

Well, mostly, that is the case. Unless you’re Steve Nash.

At 38, Nash is an unrestricted free agent and said he doesn’t feel he needs a ring to validate his career. He’s more interested in finding the right fit for him and isn’t afraid to say money still matters. Via Sports Radio Interviews:

“I definitely feel like I want to be validated monetarily to an extent. Maybe not to the same extent, but it’s still very important I think. Like I said in our business I think money in many ways represents respect because for example, if you sign with a team and you take half or less money, and then like I said earlier six months later they trade you. I mean it’s one of those things where you can’t in our business forgo money all the time. It has to be one of the factors, so it’s not everything, but it is important and it’ll be one of the factors involved.”