Steve Nash is a true Canadian hero!
His family moved to Regina, Saskatchewan when he was 18 months old, before settling in Victoria, British Columbia.
He's a true shot caller!
In grade eight he told his mother that one day he would play in the NBA and would become a star.
He's in good company!
Nash was not recruited by any university.. But that didn't hold him back!
They booed him on draft night! Where are they now?
Nash was selected 15th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 1996 NBA draft. Upon hearing the draft announcement, Suns fans booed in disapproval of the relatively unknown player.
I admire how he makes the whole team better!
5× NBA regular season leader for assists per game, 6× NBA regular season leader for total assists, 7× NBA regular season leader for assists per 48 minutes!
He's a soccer player!
His versatility is amazing!
He's only 6 ft 3 in tall!
This is relatively small compared to his peers in the NBA!
He's a practice addict!
He used to dribble with his off-hand all the way to his local ball court.. km's away!
His practice paid off..
Highest career free throw percentage in NBA history (minimum 1200 career attempts), 90.42 percent
He's an MVP & All-Star
2× NBA Most Valuable Player: 2005, 2006 8× NBA All-Star: 2002–03, 2005–08, 2010, 2012 2× NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge winner: 2005, 2010
His work off the court is tremendous!
Nash and a Montreal-based partner, Leonard Schlemm, opened the first Steve Nash Sports Club in the spring of 2007 in downtown Vancouver, a high-end, $5-million, 38,500-square-foot facility!
He earned my respect!
After years of watching him play on the Mavericks and Suns.. His on-court play really captivated my attention to the sport as a youngster.