"It was great. A Ron Artest buzzer-beater in Game 5 pushed the Lakers one game closer to the Finals, and Kobe Bryant's 37 points in Game 6 completed the defeat of the Suns.


All the latest news, stats and analysis on Rick Nash, LW for the on SportsForecaster.com. "I've always been interested in this side of the game. The hope is that he will be with the Blue Jackets at the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver from June 21-22, on July 1 for the start of free agency, at their prospect development camp in early July, with them at the Traverse City Prospects Camp in September and at the main training camp. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. © NHL 2019. [128] Nash also founded the Jim Jennings Memorial Endowment Fund, established in honour of a volunteer staff member at Santa Clara University who served the basketball team for more than 20 years. [10], Although Nash's high school coach, Ian Hyde-Lay, sent letters of inquiry and highlight reels on Nash's behalf to over 30 American universities, Nash was not recruited by any university,[5] until Santa Clara coach Dick Davey requested video footage of the young guard. [122], Nash's younger brother, Martin, played soccer for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and made 30 appearances for the Canadian national soccer team. [140], Nash, whose father was born in the Tottenham district of London, is a lifelong Tottenham Hotspur supporter, and has expressed interest in owning a minority stake in the club. Near the end of the 2011–12 season, Nash was named the winner of the PBWA's Magic Johnson Award. [73] Before the announcement, the Cleveland Cavaliers had said to Nash's agent that they were interested in him as a backup for Kyrie Irving if Nash asked for a buyout. [122][123] She had referenced him in her 2006 song "Promiscuous," which led to rumours that they were linked. Lakers Just Trying To Keep It Simple", "Lakers rise as D'Antoni's offense ditched", "Dwight Howard ejected as Spurs finish sweep of Lakers", "Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Nash has unnerving injury", "Steve Nash returns, others injured in Lakers' loss to Timberwolves", "Scuffle, ejections mar end of Wizards' win over Lakers", "The latest sign that Steve Nash isn't getting any younger", "Steve Nash in talks to be a part-time consultant for Warriors", "Warriors Hire Two-Time NBA MVP Steve Nash as Player Development Consultant", "Former Phoenix Suns great Steve Nash is finally an NBA champion", "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces modifications to enshrinement process", "Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks lead 2018 Naismith Hall of Fame class", "Point guards Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Maurice Cheeks among Hall inductees", "Brooklyn Nets Name Steve Nash as Head Coach", Weir named Canadian male athlete of the year, 2003 Panamerican Olympic Qualifying Tournament For Men, USA Basketball wins Olympic Qualifying gold, Steve Nash named GM of Canada’s basketball team, Jay Triano named Canadian men's basketball coach, Rowan Barrett Named Senior Men's National Team General Manager, NBA History – All Time Leaders: Free Throw Percentage, "NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Free Throw Pct", NBA History – All Time Leaders: Three Point Field Goal Percentage, NBA History – All Time Leaders: Assists Per Game, NBA History – All Time Leaders: Three Point Field Goals Made, "Perkins: This could the year for Steve Nash and the Suns", "Every Play Counts: The Phoenix Pick-and-Roll", NBA statistics for 2003–04 NBA season – Assists: Per 48 Minutes, NBA statistics for 2004–05 NBA season – Assists: Per 48 Minutes, NBA statistics for 2005–06 NBA season – Assists: Per 48 Minutes, NBA statistics for 2006–07 NBA season – Assists: Per 48 Minutes, NBA statistics for 2007–08 NBA season – Assists: Per 48 Minutes, Steve Nash wins Toronto Star's Lou Marsh Trophy as top Canadian athlete, "Steve Nash leads Phoenix Suns past Sacramento Kings", Life & Style exclusive: NBA STAR STEVE NASH & WIFE ANNOUNCE NEW BABY BOY...AND MARRIAGE SPLIT, "Steve Nash announces engagement to ex-Pepperdine volleyball player", "Steve Nash gets married for second time", "B.C. "[162] Although Nash did get positive support from teammate Nick Van Exel among others, he also drew criticism from David Robinson, a former Naval officer and fellow NBA player as well as commentators like Skip Bayless who criticized Nash as being uninformed and advised him to "just shut up and play.
We encourage you to review it carefully. [156] Nash also started a film production company together with his cousin, filmmaker Ezra Holland, and intends to produce independent films. Despite his stellar play the Suns missed the 2012 playoffs for the second consecutive time. [5] Nevertheless, the Canadian's tenure with the Suns did not last. "I told him I'm not sure yet, and he told me I could come into his office and chat. He said he did the same with former NHL forward Jarkko Ruutu, who is Columbus' European player development coach. He made minimal impact and was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998. The Suns had difficulties adapting to this new system, and even a December trade involving sending stalwarts Raja Bell and Boris Diaw to the Charlotte Bobcats for athletic swingman Jason Richardson[41] saw the team continue to struggle. That they didn't know each other didn't matter. "Hopefully it turns into something," Nash said. In terms of specific skills, Nash was particularly effective playing the pick and roll, notably with Nowitzki when he was with the Mavericks and later with the Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire and Shawn Marion under head coach Mike D’Antoni. Nash expressed disappointment with the result, saying "It hurts a lot. In November 2013, he was sidelined for an estimated minimum of two weeks due to nerve root irritation. [13] On 31 January 2008, he collected his All-Star stripes for the sixth time in his career. I work very hard to stay healthy, and unfortunately my recent setback makes performing at full capacity difficult. He went on to to be a gold medallist at Sochi 2014. He scored two goals in his team's 8–5 victory. [45] The Suns had difficulty being even a .500 team, and for the second time since Nash returned to Phoenix, the Suns failed to make the 2011 playoffs. "[164] In August 2017, Nash was critical of President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the 2017 Unite the Right rally, saying that "to defend white supremacists and then slang his shitty ass grape juice pretty much sums the man up," referring to a winery Donald Trump has in Charlottesville, Virginia.[165]. [5] He, therefore, holds British as well as Canadian citizenship. Nash announced his retirement on January 11, 2019, ending his NHL career with 1060 games played. So you get done and it's just, 'What now?'". [39] In the deciding Game 5, Nash was perceived to have suffered from "elimination-game jitters", and turned over the ball twice in the final two minutes of what was a tight contest. [59] Nash also struggled with Dwight Howard to run the pick and roll, a play that D'Antoni had expected would be a staple for the Lakers. At that time, it had been five years since the Broncos appeared in the NCAA tournament. During his first two seasons in the NBA, Nash played a supporting role behind NBA star point guards Kevin Johnson, Sam Cassell, and later, Jason Kidd. [37], Nash played in 81 regular season games during the 2007–08 season; in this campaign, the Western Conference was especially competitive and he led the Suns to 55 wins and the sixth seed for the 2008 playoffs. "[8] However, Davey also told Nash he was "the worst defensive player" he had ever seen. After watching Nash in person, Davey said he "was nervous as hell just hoping that no one else would see him. [71] On 23 October, less than a week before the start of what would have been the 40-year-old Nash's 19th year in the NBA, he was ruled out for the season due to a recurring back injury.

", "This is not the Steve Nash the Lakers hoped for", "1. However, the Broncos failed to sustain the momentum the following season and only managed a 5–7 record in the conference. Nash on injuring his back: "Being on the court this season has been my top priority, and it is disappointing to not be able to do that right now. [155], In 2007, Nash wrote and produced an 81-second commercial for Nike titled "Training Day," directed by Julian Schnabel's daughter Lola, which gained popularity as a viral video on YouTube. [79] Nash was formally inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on 7 September 2018. This was further exacerbated by muscle spasms that caused Nash to miss 22 games. [5] The team rebounded in the 1994–95 season, with Nash being named Conference Player of the Year and the Broncos topping the WCC. He played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he was an eight-time All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection. [90] In December 2007, he said, "In my mind right now, I'm not going to play for Canada any more.