Here’s a video of Steve Nash nutmegging a bunch of soccer players. It’s pretty fun.
NBA Valentines pt. 2
Happy 38th Birthday to the Greatest Canadian Basketball Player of All Time
I already posted about him yesterday, but I just wanted to give some love to one of my favorite players of all time. I really like players that have great shooting strokes and that are great at passing the ball, and Nash is way up there shooting 55.6% from the field (45.2% from 3 point land) as well as leading the league in assists with 10 a game this season.
Keep ‘em runnin n’ gunnin Steve.
Phoenix Suns are Willing to Consider Trading Steve Nash if He Requests (SI.com)
This is pretty big news, especially for contending teams (or teams that want to get into contention) that desperately want a point guard.
Of course, last month Steve Nash went on record saying that he does not want to be traded, saying:
“It’s not my style. Maybe I’m old school, but I feel like it’s not my place to give up on my team, give up on my teammates. I signed my contract and made a commitment” (SI.com)
As a basketball fan, that’s great knowing that one of the greatest point guards of all time is incredibly loyal to his team, especially in the midst of the past couple years with trade requests from NBA superstars. As a huge Steve Nash fan, though, a part of me would really like for him to win a Championship ring to go along with his 2 MVPs, especially with Nash being in the twilight of his career.
The thing about Nash’s career, though, is that he’s still playing at such a high level as he gets older. He’s the finest wine of NBA players. Steve Nash turns 38 on Tuesday, and he’s leading the NBA in assists per game in his 16th season. He could potentially put a good team into immediate contenders with the right set of talent.
Of course, Nash’s contract expires at the end of this season, thus allowing him to sign with any team next season, giving himself a chance to get a ring. The fact that the Suns are open to trading him if he so pleases changes the outlook on the Suns franchise, though. They’re going nowhere towards the bottom of the Western Conference and understand that their days with Nash are numbers. In spite of his skills, though, Nash would be tough to trade because he’s a 38 year old point guard. You won’t get a lot back.
I just hope for the best for one of my favorite players of all time.
(photo via AP)
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Steve Nash gets own line of custom suits from Indochino
If you know me, then you know two things: I love basketball, and I love clothes. To get into more detail, Steve Nash is one of my favorite point guards of all time, and I’ll geek out over a well tailored suit. Naturally, when my friend shared this link on my facebook wall, I freaked out. Now that I’m almost out of college and ready to go out in the real world, I’ll be needing (or more so wanting) a really nice suit. This may be the time.
Plus, with the lockout so far still barring an NBA season, it’s a good idea for players to get into some investments, and Nash being the best wine out of all NBA players (only gets better with age) is getting that much closer to his career’s window closing.
This honestly just made me love Steve Nash even more.
You can view Steve Nash’s collection here at indochino.com
NBA’s New “Where Amazing Happens” Commercials
I like to call these the ‘Back to the Future’ spots where they have people interacting with basketball players back before their days in the NBA, prepping them for their future.
This one, Kevin Durant’s, is great. They have him back in his High School uni with an older guy telling him he’s going to be in a team that didn’t exist yet, surrounded with guys that he has yet to even hear about.
So far the only other one out is with Amar’e Stoudemire, but there will also be ones for Steve Nash, Chris Paul, and Stephen Curry.
A+ for the idea and execution. Great commercials NBA!