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10 Interesting Facts About Steve Nash

Steve Nash Playing a game against the Sacramento King s

1. When Steve got traded to the Lakers, he could not be #13 because it is retired by Wilt Chamberlain. Because of this limitation, Steve decided to wear the number 10 in honour of soccer players such as Zinedine Zidane and Glenn Hoddle

2. When selected 15th overall by the Suns, he was booed by fans and they were not happy with the pick. Little did they know that this 6’3 point guard was going to be the best player to ever play for the Phoenix Suns, or one of the best, depending on who you ask

3. Steve has interest in more than one sport. Besides from basketball, Steve is part of the soccer world as well. Not only was his dad a professional soccer player, but in 2011 he became a co-owner of the MLS team, the Vancouver Whitecaps

4. Nash spent 4 years at Santa Clara college, where he played a total of 113 games with them. Over the course of the 4 seasons, he averaged 14.9 PPG, 4.5 APG, and 1.3 STG. When he graduated from Santa Clara, he did it with a degree in sociology

5. The year before Nash arrived, the team finished 29-53. When he came back on a six year, $63 million contract that Dallas couldn’t match, he led his team to 33 more wins than the previous season (62-20). This record was the best in the NBA for that season

6. Despite being interested in both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Dallas Mavericks, Steve Nash decided to announce his retirement on March 21st, 2015

7. Although his nationality is Canadian, Nash was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 7th, 1974. He moved to Canada when he was only 18 months old to Regina, and then he eventually settled in Victoria, British Columbia

8. As of 2016, Nash has the best overall free throw percentage in NBA history. The record holding percentage is .9043%

9. A lot of the back pain that he suffered from was because of a condition that he has called spondylolisthesis

10. Nash is known to just be “a nice guy”. This is definitely true because of how much charity work he does, and his likeable personality. He has been honoured many times because of his actions outside of the basketball court. One of the most notable is receiving the Order of Canada, which is a very prestigious award

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