Steve Nash

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Steve Nash

Nash with the Lakers in February 24, 2013
No. 10 – Los Angeles Lakers
Point guard
Personal information
Born 7 February 1974 (1974-02-07) (age 40)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality Canadian / British
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
College Santa Clara
NBA Draft 1996 / 1
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1996–present
League NBA
Career history
Phoenix Suns (1996-1997)
Dallas Mavericks (1998-2003)
Phoenix Suns (2004-2011)
Los Angeles Lakers (2012-present)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Steve Nash (born 7 February 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a Canadian 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.[1] 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.[2]

He is currently the 4th top assistant in the history of the NBA, only behind John Stockton, Jason Kidd and Mark Jackson. Nash is a co-owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC professional soccer team[3] and also owns Steve Nash Sports Club, a fitness club.[4]

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