Understated and a little undersized, Steve Nash was never an underachiever. After being overlooked by many top-tier Division I schools, Nash attended Santa Clara University, where he was a two-time WCC Player of the Year. Nash was drafted in 1996 midway through the first round and then spent his first two seasons with the Phoenix Suns before establishing himself as a top point guard with the Dallas Mavericks. Teaming with Dirk Nowitzki, Nash helped the Mavs get back into the playoff picture after a decade’s long drought. The eight-time NBA All-Star returned to Phoenix in 2004 revitalizing the franchise with his up-tempo style of play and terrific passing, leading the Suns to the league’s best record and earning back-to-back NBA MVP awards in 2005 and 2006. As a four-time member of the illustrious 50-40-90 club, Nash defined what it meant to be an efficient player and inspired kids in his native Canada to pick up the game of basketball.
BornFebruary 07, 1974 Johannesburg, ZA
Professional CareerDallas Mavericks LA Lakers Phoenix Suns
2002, 2003, 2005-2008, 2010, 2012
2005-2007, 2010, 2011