Steve Nash

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Steve Nash
Nash with the Lakers in February 24, 2013
No. 13, 10
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1974-02-07) 7 February 1974 (age 45)
Johannesburg, South Africa
NationalityCanadian
High schoolSt. Michaels University School
(Victoria, British Columbia)
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
CollegeSanta Clara
NBA Draft1996 / 1
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career1996–2015
Career history
Phoenix Suns (1996-1997)
Dallas Mavericks (1998-2003)
Phoenix Suns (2004-2011)
Los Angeles Lakers (2012-2015)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Steve Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974) is a Canadian retired professional basketball player. He was an eight-time NBA All-Star and won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award twice. He played with the Dallas Mavericks alongside Dirk Nowitzki, the Phoenix Suns where he was a star player, and last played for the Los Angeles Lakers. 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] Nash is regarded as one of the best passers of all time, as well as one of the best pure shooters in basketball history, as highlighted by being a four-time member of the 50-40-90 club.

He is currently the 4th top assists leader 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]

On March 21, 2015, Nash announced that he was retiring from professional basketball after a 19-year NBA career.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "The Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash doesn't fit any NBA mold, - 01.30.06 - SI Vault". cnn.com. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  2. "Nash Carries Olympic Torch". Phoenix Suns. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  3. "Has soccer's time come in Canada?". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  4. "First Steve Nash Sports Club to Open in Vancouver". Steve Nash Sports Club. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  5. "Two-time MVP Steve Nash announces retirement". NBA. Retrieved 2015-3-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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