Steve Nash - PG - Los Angeles Lakers
Height: 6'3 | Weight: 178 | Exp: 16th season
Hometown: Victoria, BC. | Born: Feb. 7, 1974
Drafted: 1996 - Round 1 - 15th overall by Phoenix
Probably the greatest Canadian to ever play the game, Steve Nash is a two-time NBA MVP. The Victoria, BC native was originally drafted by the Suns with the 15th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft after a standout collegiate career at Santa Clara University. Nash played his first two NBA seasons in Phoenix before being traded to the Dallas Mavericks. It was in Dallas that Nash established himself as a star in the NBA and was selected to the first two of his eight NBA All-Star games. Nash returned to Phoenix in 2004 and helped turn the Suns franchise from a team that missed the playoffs the year before he arrived into an NBA title contender. That turnaround helped him win back-to-back MVP awards with the Suns in 2005 and 2006. Nash signed with the LA Lakers as a free agent during the off-season and will chase his first NBA title alongside Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol. The veteran point guard is one of the greatest passers in the history of the league and has led the NBA in assists five times in his career and sits fifth in Career Assists. Besides his play-making ability, Nash is also known for being a terrific ball-handler and shooter. Nash is one of only four players in the 50-40-90 club where a player averages 50% or better field goal shooting, 40% three-point shooting and 90% free-throw shooting in a season. Only Nash (five times) and Larry Bird (three times) have accomplished the feat more than once. At 38-years-old Nash remarkably has also shown no signs of slowing down.
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