Steve Nash (born 7 February 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a professional basketball player. He is a point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. He has also played with the Dallas Mavericks alongside Dirk Nowitzki and the Phoenix Suns where he was a star player. Although he was born in South Africa, he considers himself Canadian; he moved to Canada with his family when he was 18 months old. His family first lived in Regina, Saskatchewan and then in Vancouver before settling in Victoria, British Columbia, where he grew up. His family left South Africa when he was young because of apartheid in South Africa. Nash has won two NBA MVP awards, in 2005 and 2006, but has never won an NBA title. He was one of the people who lit the Olympic Torch at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
He is currently the 4th top assistant in the history of the NBA, only behind John Stockton, Jason Kidd and Mark Jackson.
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